I am responsible for coordinating the perishable donation pickups from more than 20 businesses all over the valley; this includes: grocery stores; bakeries; bread, produce and dairy distributors; gas stations; restaurants; and anyone else who sells food! Among other duties, I keep the fleet of vehicles running, deliver perishables to low-income housing around town daily, and work with family farmers to feed their animals the food that isn’t fit for our clients while reducing waste
Previous employment before the food bank: U.S. Forest Service Wilderness work in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, and Idaho
Passions: Defying gravity (with a paraglider); getting into the mountains on foot, bike, or ski; quality time with family; home brewing
Guilty pleasure: Old-fashioned glazed doughnuts from Rosauers
Favorite thing about working at the food bank: Helping to feed so many people in need while keeping millions of pounds of food out of the landfill! That, and the free doughnuts.