Jessica Rilling

Jessica Rilling

Executive Director

Expertise in nonprofit strategic planning, grant-writing, community engagement and facilitation, economic development, project administration and management, and creative placemaking.

Jason Grim

Jason Grimm

Deputy Director

Expertise in farm viability, beginning farmer training, food safety Harmonized GAP Produce Auditor, food business mentorship, food policy and infrastructure, cultivating local and statewide networks, farm-to-business supply chain coordination, and collaborative project development. 

Jake Kundert

Jake Kundert

Food Systems Director

Expertise in project design and evaluation, grant research, public health, systems analysis, community food systems, food business entrepreneurship, and agriculture with a focus in small-scale vegetable and livestock production.

Michi Lopez

Míchi López

Access and Equity Coordinator

Expertise in equity analysis, community food asset mapping, analytic scientific methods, group facilitation and management, early childhood development, curriculum design and implementation, and social capital building with people of color and refugee families.

Jessica Plotz

Office Assistant

Expertise in administrative management, accounting, human resources, and client experience.

Paul Schmitt

Food Systems Associate

Expertise in written communication, technical writing, community engagement and outreach, story mapping, equity analysis, and community food asset mapping.

Julia DeSpain

Creative Coordinator
Expertise in project management and coordination, social media, communications, illustration, and graphic design.

Claire Zabel

Food and Farm Specialist

Expertise in farmers market management, food systems, food safety Harmonized GAP Produce Auditor, scientific writing, organic vegetable production with a focus on sustainability and integration of conservation practices, principles of soil fertility and management, cropping systems, and integrated pest management.

Anuj Mittal

Supply Chain Researcher

Expertise in technology solutions for supply chain operations for farmers and food hubs. Technology solutions include process automation, data analysis, operations mapping, labeling solutions, pricing and invoicing, and inventory management systems.