About

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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The Team

Amber Clemetson

Strategic Initiatives Manager

Caitlin Stuart

Community Engagement &
Navigator Manager

Daysi Sweaney

Director of Healthy Food Incentives

Devin Porch

Director of Business & Operations

Jesse Hulling

Project Specialist

Jessica Wright

Director of Healthy Food in Institutions

Laurel Smith

Value Chain Coordinator

Lonni Byrd

Double Up Food Bucks Manager

Rakia Ranney

Nutrition Programs Specialist

Rebecca Robbins

Local Food Program Specialist

Taylor Frederick

Culinary Specialist

Wendy Peters Moschetti

Executive Director

The Board

Ashley Thurow, CPA, Chair

Executive Director, Monument Health

Dawn Adams

Owner, Green Junction Farmstead

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

Laura Carroll

Consumer Voice & Advocate

Katherine Corell

Executive Director, Downtown Colorado, Inc.

Shannon Spurlock

Founder & Principal Consultant, Ochotona Consulting

Shaunda Van Wert

Director – Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, KPMG

Core Partners

Sara Struckman

Grants Manager

Becca Gredone

Legal Analyst

NFP Partners

Accounting & Finance Consultant

Andrea Loudd

Regional Community Food Navigator

Antonio Rangel

Community Food Navigator, Jefferson County

Jorge Campana Paez

Community Food Navigator, Adams County

Koralia De Lara

Community Food Navigator, Pueblo County

Lizbett Mercado

Community Food Navigator, Pueblo County

Nicole Frazier

Chef Consultant

Sally Ayotte

Chef Consultant

Shellie Kark

Chef Consultant

Rainey Wikstrom

Chef Consultant

Rob Mattoch

Chef Consultant

Tonette Salazar

Strategies360 Lobbying Firm

Emma Bliesener

Strategies360 Lobbying Firm

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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.

We are currently hiring an RFSP Project Coordinator that will support the various work happening within our Healthy Food in Institutions program area. Interested candidates should send a resume and an optional cover letter to Devin@nourishcolorado.org with the position title in the subject line by December 9th, 2022.

RFA #41106 Healthy Food Incentive Program Funding Opportunity Find more information Here. The Deadline to apply is December 30, 2022, 5 p.m. MT

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Funding Opportunity Details

RFA #41106 is to fund a statewide not-for-profit organization to provide healthy eating incentives to Colorado’s low-income populations. These funds are to be used for improving access to fresh Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables ensuring more families have access to healthy food, local farmers gain new customers, and more food dollars stay in the community. It is the General Assembly’s intent that the statewide not-for-profit organization awarded can use a portion of this appropriation for administrative expenses up to 5% (e.g., personal services, supplies, and operating expenses). The remainder of these funds are solely for healthy eating incentives.

 

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

2023 AmeriCorps Volunteer Positions. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resumé to Rio Grande Farm Park Director, Seth Armentrout, at seth.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com specifying which position they wish to apply for. Questions about the positions are welcome. Positions are open until filled, with an ideal start date in January/February 2023

Check out our partner career opportunities below and upcoming events HERE

NSAC Job Board

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

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