Our Mission

We are changemakers who strengthen connections with and between farms, ranches, and communities so that all Coloradans have equitable access to fresh, nutritious foods.

We achieve our mission by engaging in policy advocacy for systemic change, managing innovative programs, and developing community partnerships and grassroots networks to rebalance the food system and create healthy food environments.


Our Vision

We envision Colorado communities where fresh and local foods enrich the lives of all.

Our Values

·    Connections    ·    Equity   ·    Adaptability   ·    Solutions
·    Systems Change   ·   Transparency   ·    Sharing Power

We are

Making connections

by facilitating relationships, collaboration, and understanding between those who grow, bring value to, buy, and consume fresh and local foods across Colorado

Ensuring equity

in decisions, actions, and allocation of resources contribute to an inclusive, multicultural, and multiracial society with distributed and shared power

Being adaptive

by seeking the knowledge, guidance, and partnership of local, state, and national organizations. Testing and trying new solutions

Working toward solutions

by employing solutions that are informed by research evidence as well as by community and working ourselves out of a job

Working toward systems change

by identifying a path to permanency for everything we do in practice

Being transparent

by using multiple forms of communication to share when we succeed, when we don’t, and what we are doing along the way

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Help hold us accountable to these values.

The Team

Alex Zelaya

Contracts & Billing Specialist

Gretchen Groenke

Nutrition Programs Coordinator

Anjali Prasertong

SNAP Electronic Incentives Manager

Caitlin Stuart

Outreach Manager

Becca Gredone

Legal Analyst

Christina Olguin Hoffman

Senior Manager of Development

Bradley Barrow

Farm to Institution Administrative Specialist

Daysi Sweaney

Director of Healthy Food Incentives

Brigid Hunt

SNAP-Ed Partner Manager

Hannah LaChance

Double Up Food Bucks Specialist

Ingrid Wicker

Senior Director of Budget & Operations

Jazmin Bojorquez

SNAP- Ed PSE Manager

Jessica Wright

Director of Healthy Food in Institutions

Jesse Hulling

Digital Office & Culture Manager

Laurel Smith

Value Chain Coordinator

Lonni Byrd

Double Up Food Bucks Senior Manager

Rakia Ranney

Director of Nutrition Education

Rebecca Robbins

Farm to Institution Program Manager 

Taylor Frederick

Culinary Programs Manager

Robert Natiello

SNAP-Ed Data & Evaluation Specialist

Wendy Peters Moschetti

Executive Director

The Board

Ashley Thurow, CPA, Chair

Executive Director, Intermountain Health

Dawn Adams

Owner, Green Junction Farmstead

Elena Irvine

Strategy and Operations Analyst, Prosono LLC

Jess T. Church, MS, RD

Director of Food Security Initiatives, Centura Health

Jill Mendoza, CEcD, Treasurer

Economic Development Manager, Town of Superior

Laia Mitchell

Senior Program Officer for Community Development, Gates Family Foundation

Katherine Corell

Executive Director, Downtown Colorado, Inc.

Max Gibson

Executive Director, San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition

Shellie Kark, MBA, CPA, Chef

Program Administrator, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Core Partners

Sara Struckman

Grants Manager

NFP Partners

Accounting & Finance Consultant

Nicole Frazier

Chef Consultant

Sally Ayotte

Chef Consultant

Shellie Kark

Chef Consultant

Rainey Wikstrom

Chef Consultant

Rob Mattoch

Chef Consultant

Emma Bliesener

EB Public Affairs

Community Language Cooperative (CLC)

Translation, Interpretation, and Language Justice

All Copy Products

Printing, Meeting Space, and Temporary Staffing

Nourish Advisory Board (NAB)

In 2022 we launched the Nourish Advisory Board (NAB) The NAB provides strategic, challenging, and innovative direction to inform and drive the future of Nourish Colorado’s initiatives and policy work. The NAB works closely with all Nourish staff as well as Nourish’s Board of Directors with two NAB members sitting on the Board of Directors. For an overview of the NAB, go here. We hope you might be interested in joining and spreading the word about the NAB. Please complete or share this brief application. Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis and will be reviewed by Nourish staff and external partners. The first meeting took place January 2022 and meets bimonthly every third Friday. Please contact Jesse@NourishColorado.org with any questions about the NAB. Our current NAB members:

Laura Carroll  | Marci Cochran  | Max Gibson  | Kris Holstrom  | Katie Koblenz | Andrea Loudd  | Michele Marquitz  | Rosalind May  | Christina Miller  | Dolores Ramirez  | Nancy Scheinkman | Jessie Henderson | Emma Kett | Perdita Butler | Ronaleen Brown | Amber Lansing | Angelika Sunie | Brandi Adakai | Yevgeniya Tsyganok | Erica Ponder |

Nourish Colorado's Historic Timeline

Careers and Opportunities

At Nourish Colorado we don’t fill “jobs,” we offer meaningful work and career opportunities for individuals who want to make a positive impact on the world. Our employees know they are making a difference. Every day they are on the frontline championing equitable and universal access to nutritious foods for all Coloradans. We’re always on the lookout for talented professionals who share our passion for food system optimization to join the team.

Nourish is looking to expand and grow our Executive Board. If you are interested in learning more about our openings click HERE.  IF you have any questions or would to apply please send a cover letter/resume to Wendy Moschetti, Nourish CO Executive Director, at Wendy@NourishColorado.org

Nourish Colorado is currently accepting applications to join the Nourish Advisory Board on a rolling basis. Complete the application HERE!

Partner Opportunities 

The Good Food Collective RFP | 4/24 

Local Food Chain Consultant RFP at the Jefferson County Food Policy Council | 5/24

To submit a job or event, please email: Jesse@NourishColorado.org

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