Aaron Brock

Aaron Brock

Executive Director

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.

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 220
aaron@missoulafoodbank.org

Crystal White Shield

Crystal White Shield

Director of Community Organizing and Equity

Hobbies: I love to cook, bake, run, float the Clark Fork river, hike the M and Blue Mountain, Folf, pick berries during berry season, go to Yoga/PiYo classes, dance at powwows, spend time with family, and drink diet Dr. Pepper, coffee, and of course, some high quality H2O!

Passions: Cultural Sensitivity, Inclusivity, Rectitude, Integrity, Goodness, and Virtue.

Favorite Foods: Mango, all kinds of berries, anything with NM Green Chili, Tacos (Pollo, Lingua, Al Pastor, De Birria, or Carne Asada), & Pueblo Feast Day Food!

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 250
crystal@missoulafoodbank.org

Kelli Hess

Kelli Hess

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

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 108
kelli@missoulafoodbank.org

Jessica Allred

Jessica Allred

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.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 212
jessica@missoulafoodbank.org

Gregg Asciutto

Gregg Asciutto

Warehouse Manager

Skills: Talking

Passionate about: Making people smile.

Favorite Foods: Gnocchi and London Broil

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 115
gasciutto@missoulafoodbank.org 

Amanda Ceaser

Amanda Ceaser

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: Breakfast salad! Tacos, Korean food, charcuterie plates with local meats, cheeses, Grist bread & goodies.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 214
amanda@missoulafoodbank.org

Bob Christian

Bob Christian

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

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 114
bchristian@missoulafoodbank.org

Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark

Programs Assistant

Relaxation: Watching sunsets.

Hidden Talent(s):  I can flip for days on a trampoline and consider myself a Sudoku & Mathdoku master.

Favorite Foods: As a true Wisconsinite, anything with cheese will suffice, especially sharp cheddar. Peanut butter, berries, potatoes and my recent obsession, Veggie Crisps.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 252
aclark@missoulafoodbank.org

Kristi Havlik

Kristi Havlik

Educational Coordinator

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.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 253
kristi@missoulafoodbank.org

Jessica Harrell

Jessica Harrell

Senior Nutrition

Hobbies: Good food. Good music. Great company.

Relaxation: Gardening, hot springs & waterfalls

Favorite Food: Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries! Berries, berries, berries!

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 216
jharrell@missoulafoodbank.org

Steven Kirst

Steven Kirst

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.

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 219
steven@missoulafoodbank.org

Jamie Kocsondy

Jamie Kocsondy

Program Manager

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

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 213
jamie@missoulafoodbank.org

Rebecca Paquette

Rebecca Paquette

Development Coordinator

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.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 251
rebeccap@missoulafoodbank.org

Paula Raines

Paula Raines

Office Manager

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.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 215
paula@missoulafoodbank.org

Ashlee Schleicher

Ashlee Schleicher

Volunteer Assistant

Hobbies: Listening to true crime podcasts, knitting, hiking Mt. Sentinel, checking out ALLLLLL the playgrounds in Missoula with my 5 year old.

Favorite Quote: “This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

Favorite Foods: Avocados. Chocolate. Raspberries. Coffee (let’s call this a food). Bananas. Nuts. Peas. Broccoli. Peanut Butter.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 119
ashlee@missoulafoodbank.org

Caitlyn Taix

Caitlyn Taix

Volunteer Coordinator

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.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 117
caitlyn@missoulafoodbank.org

Cameron Van Beek

Cameron Van Beek

Receiving Assistant

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).

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 114
cameron@missoulafoodbank.org