Passionate about: Family, Community, Social Justice, Relationships, Development, Fly-Fishing
Hidden Talent: I’m pretty decent with a Frisbee.
Favorite Food: I’m a happy omnivore. I tend to really like food. My favorite is probably anything Mexican. Wrap a tortilla around a random food product, and I’m pretty stoked.
406.549.0543, ext. 220
Director of Operations
When I retire I want to be: A librarian, a crossing guard, a park ranger, a school secretary, a preschool teacher, a lunch lady, a goat farmer & a fly fishing guide.
Relaxations: Reading, all Children, Baking Quiches & Pies, Hands in the Dirt
Favorite Foods: Decaf Lattes & All things Mexican
406.549.0543, ext. 108
Director of Development and Advocacy
Fave Five: Rivers. Syntax. Pencils – the kind you sharpen. Wit. Saturday mornings.
Things I say: [Insert adjective] as day. I’m not gonna lie… Certainly. My kid also has 50 nicknames, all of which are food related.
Favorite Food: All about Fall food. Soup. Macaroni and cheese. Potato anything. Tamales.
406.549.0543, ext. 212
Events & Marketing Coordinator
Quote: And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Hobbies: Gardening, ceramics, cooking, sewing, playing music, traveling, learning new things.
Favorite Food: Mexican and Korean, served separate or together.
406.549.0543, ext. 214
Hobbies: Listening to true crime podcasts, knitting, hiking Mt. Sentinel, checking out ALLLLLL the playgrounds in Missoula with my 4 year old.
Favorite Quote: “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
Favorite Foods: Pizza. Avocados. Eggs. Pizza. Raspberries. Peanut Butter. Pizza. Chocolate.
406.549.0543, ext. 119
Driver & Operations Assistant
Likes: Music, History, Classic Rock N Roll; Jingles [a lost art], working with people, laughing and making people smile; service to others. Working at Missoula Food Bank has been the most rewarding job of my life.
Favorite Quote: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
Favorite Foods: BBQ with beans & coleslaw
406.549.0543, ext. 114
Pleasures: Live music, nature time, travel, used vinyl, culture, earth tones
Values: Kindness, contemplation, adventure, service, peace, compassion, family
Favorite Foods: Every vegetable, especially broccoli and artichokes, pretzels, and all the cheese.
406.549.0543, ext. 117
Cameron Van Beek
Passions: Cooking, the outdoors, friends, and family.
Fun Fact: I am a friendly person that never backs down from a challenge.
Favorite Foods: Medium rare ribeye stead (that I cooked).
406.549.0543, ext. 114
Passionate about: Making people smile.
Favorite Foods: Gnocchi and London Broil
406.549.0543, ext. 115
Hobbies: Outdoor adventures, horseback riding, river fun, skiing, soccer
Favorite Foods: BBQ peaches w/ caramel praline ice cream, pizza and mac and cheese (not all in one meal)
The Long and the Short: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” -Vivian Greene
406.549.0543, ext. 213
Fundamentals: Family. Dave Brubeck jazz. Grasslands and prairies. Dunes and shoreline of Lake Michigan. Experimenting with my (not) green thumb.
Favorite quote: None of us are getting out of here alive, so .. Eat the delicious food, walk in the sunshine, jump in the ocean, say your truth, be silly, be kind, be weird. There is no time for anything else. – Nanea Hoffman
Favorite Food: Cheese. Bread. Eggs.
406.549.0543, ext. 253
Program Services Assistant
Values: Family, friendships, and environmental sustainability.
Hobbies: Getting into the mountains! Continuing to learn the art of fly fishing, cross country skiing, trail running, playing with my sweet dog and learning to cook new foods for large groups of friends.
Favorite Foods: Homemade pizza with a wide variety of toppings. Macaroni and cheese. Avocado. I am always hungry though, so most times my favorite food is what I am currently eating!
406.549.0543, ext. 250
Nuts & Bolts: Office wrangling of all kinds.
Fundamentals: Gardening, books, movies, sci-fi/fantasy.
Depth: Family, friends, my animals, food.
Favorite Food: Summer – ratatouille, Winter – Soup of any kind.
406.549.0543, ext. 215
Values: Kindness, generosity, positivity and humor.
Hobbies: Playing outside in the snow and rock. Exploring the river’s edge with my young nieces. And learning from everyone I have the pleasure of meeting.
Favorite Foods: Cheese (any and all kinds), chocolate and pickles.
406.549.0543, ext. 253
Quote: “Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by Nature.” & “With every mistake, we must surely be learning.” – George Harrison
Skills: Possessing unfounded trivia bravado, acquiring bruises from gravity related mishaps and baking.
Favorite Foods: Delicious raw foods like fruits, vegetables, and Count Chocula.
406.549.0543, ext. 251
Store Services Coordinator
Words to live by: “Festina Lente” or “Make Haste Slowly.”
Hidden talent: A quadruple hammer-on and pull-off (on two guitar strings.)
Favorite foods: Roast chicken or pork, funky cheese, sliced and salted English cukes, anything almond, brownie bites.
406.549.0543, ext. 219