Staff

Meet the team!

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Angel
Angel Maldonado
  •  he/him/his
Logistics Manager
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Ben Mennenga
  •  he/him/his
Accounting Specialist
763-450-4202
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Brian Rolfes
  •  he/him/his
Warehouse Manager
763-450-4203
Favorite Food: Fried Bread Tacos
Carlos
Carlos Vera
  •  he/him/his
Warehouse Technician
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Ceviche
Cathy Nguyen
  •  she/her/hers
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Bánh Xèo (Vietnamese Crêpe)
Daniel Maldonado
  •  he/him/his
Warehouse Technician
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Fried Chicken
Dave
Dave Larson
  •  he/him/his
Agency Driver
763-450-3860
David
David Peeples
  •  he/him/his
Director of Programs
763-450-3862
Favorite Food: Brown Rice
Debi
Debi Shatto
  •  she/her/hers
Agency Compliance Specialist
763-450-3893
Favorite Food: Apples
Drew Potter
  •  he/him/his
Warehouse Technician
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Grilled Steak with a Baked/Grilled Potato
Dwight
Dwight Peach
  •  he/him/his
Fare For All Driver
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Chicken
Eleanor
Eleanor Babcock
  •  she/her/hers
Farm Caretaker
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Popcorn
Emilio
Emilio Vaca
  •  he/him/his
Sustainability Coordinator
651-504-8109
Favorite Food: Ceviche
Emily
Emily Eddy White
  •  she/her/hers
Director of Advancement & Culture
763-450-3868
Favorite Food: Green Curry
Fawn Kinsman
  •  she/her/hers
Affordable Grocery Program Driver
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Gary
Gary Sharp
  •  he/him/his
Operations Coordinator
763-450-3874
Favorite Food: Lamb
Gay
Gay Gonnerman
  •  she/her/hers
Individual Giving Officer
763-450-3869
Favorite Food: Anything Chocolate Raspberry
Harold Foster
  •  he/him/his
Agency Program Driver
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Hamburgers
Hilary
Hilary González
  •  she/her/hers
Affordable Groceries Program Specialist
763-450-4212
Favorite Food: Enchiladas de Mole
james sellers
James Sellers
  •  he/him/his
Agency Relations Specialist
763-450-4207
Favorite Food: Grits
Jay Knaeble
  •  he/him/his
Community Engagement Specialist
763-450-3876
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Jeana Van Sickle
  •  she/her/hers
Development Operations & Database Manager
763-450-3861
Favorite Food: Sushi
Jeanne Schulte
  •  she/her/hers
Controller
763-450-3867
Favorite Food: Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramels
Jesus
Jesus Lezama
  •  he/him/his
Warehouse Coordinator
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Tacos de Lengua
Joleen
Joleen Baker
  •  she/her/hers
Sourcing Manager
763-450-3896
Favorite Food: Carrots & Peanut Butter
Josh
Josh Grinolds
  •  he/him/his
Development Officer, Institutional Giving
763-450-3863
Favorite Food: Tacos
KaZoua
KaZoua Berry
  •  she/her/hers
Director of Big River Farms
651-504-8105
Favorite Food: Khaubpoob (Thai Chicken Curry Noodle Soup)
Laura
Laura Mirafuentes
  •  she/her/hers
Associate Director of Development
763-450-4209
Favorite Food: Cheese
Leslie MacKenzie
  •  she/her/hers
Big River Farms Administrative Coordinator
651-504-8108
Favorite Food: Pho
Linh
Linh Xiong
  •  he/him/his
Retail Program Coordinator
763-450-3871
Favorite Food: Pho
Lonny Evans
  •  he/him/his
Volunteer Manager of Anti-Hunger Initiatives
763-450-3889
Favorite Food: Margherita Pizza with Kalamata Olives and Artichoke from Element Wood Fire Pizza
Mai Kaying Yang
  •  she/her/hers
Development Operations & Database Manager
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Coming soon!
Mar Horns
  •  she/her/hers
Farmer Support Specialist
651-504-4218
Favorite Food: Crusty Bread
Marena Ekblad
  •  she/her/hers
Volunteer Manager of Local Food Initiatives
763-450-4211
Favorite Food: Tofu Spring Rolls
May
May Lee
  •  she/her/hers
Big River Farms Mentor Specialist
651-504-8101
Favorite Food: Tofu Curry
Merce smiling
Merce Jackson
  •  he/him/his
Retail Program Associate
763-450-4201
Favorite Food: Seafood
Mireya Daniels
  •  she/her/hers
Twin Cities Mobile Market Program Associate
763-450-4217
Favorite Food: Pizza
Morgaine Butler
  •  she/her/hers
Accounting Specialist
763-450-3870
Favorite Food: Coming soon!
Nathan
Nathan Hesse
  •  he/they
Agency Relations Program Manager
763-450-3895
Favorite Food: Winter Squash
Nicole Ly
  •  she/her/hers
Associate Director of Human Resources
763-450-4218
Favorite Food: Freshly Fried Egg Rolls
Pearce
Pearce Jensen
  •  he/him/his
Big River Farms Operations Manager
(651) 504-8102
Favorite Food: Homemade Yogurt and Granola
Rico Boyd
Affordable Grocery Program Driver
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Coming soon!
Rofina Madaba Lutta
  •  she/her/hers
Retail Program Associate
763-450-3877
Favorite Food: Chicken Dhansak
Samantha Roller
  •  she/her/hers
Samantha Roller
763-450-3878
Favorite Food: Scorpion Peppers
Sean
Sean Hurdle
  •  he/him/his
Volunteer & Events Manager
763-450-3886
Favorite Food: Beets
Sophia
Sophia Lenarz-Coy
  •  she/her/hers
Executive Director
763-450-3864
Favorite Food: Pizza
Stephanie
Stephanie Wagner
  •  she/her/hers
Retail Program Manager
763-450-3875
Favorite Food: Cabbage
Summer Badawi
  •  she/her/hers
Big River Farms Program Manager
(651) 504-8100
Tim Keating
  •  he/him/his
Seasonal Driver
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Coming soon!
Tom Mercer
  •  he/him/his
Director of Operations
763-450-3882
Favorite Food: Chili
Tremaine
Tremaine Brown
  •  she/her/hers
Twin Cities Mobile Market Driver
763-450-3860
Favorite Food: Chicken Wings

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We’re a nonprofit working at the intersection of equity and access to fresh, sustainable foods. From farming to distribution, we provide fresh food across MN and WI.

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