About

Our Mission

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

 

Our Vision

Fresh and local foods enrich the health and vibrancy of all Colorado communities.

Our Guiding Values

1. Access to nourishing food is a basic human right.
2. A person’s ability to feed themselves and their households all the nourishing food they want should not be determined by economic conditions, race or ethnicity, or where they live.
3. Food systems must be transformed to work best for those who have been and are intentionally marginalized in order to create lasting and sustainable change for all.


Our Commitments

Including the voices and elevating the roles of those that our work aims to benefit

One example: We prioritize participant involvement in the Double Up Food Bucks Advisory Team and the Community Food Advocate initiative, which strengthened our programming while expanding professional opportunities for participants.

Seeking the knowledge, guidance, and partnership of local, state, and national organizations

One example: We actively participate in national and Colorado coalitions such as the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the Blueprint to End Hunger’s work groups and policy committees, and the Colorado Food Policy Network to learn from local food groups.

Employing solutions that are informed by research evidence as well as by community

One example: We contract with external evaluators and integrate in-person and virtual feedback sessions (symposia, interviews, focus groups) with core partners and beneficiaries in all our initiatives.

Testing and trying new solutions

One example: When provided state funds to purchase CO-grown produce for federal food assistance program participants, we mobilized with county partners and local growers to launch the CO Nutrition Incentive program in a matter of weeks, purchasing several hundred CSA shares for WIC households and older adults across the state.

Being adaptive and responsive in our work

One example: We have adapted former initiatives such as the School Food Initiative to build LoProCO to meet the needs and goals of partners, and have adapted curricula throughout COVID to be the most accessible, whether in-person or virtually.

Working ourselves out of our jobs

One example: We pursue means to permanently integrate our initiatives with institutional and agency partners, such as incentives and support for new Farm to School staff within the Department of Education to ensure our work lives on beyond us.

Join in on the conversation!

Help hold us accountable to these values.

The Team

pic square 2

Amber Clemetson

Strategic Initiatives Manager
Caronne

Caronne Porter

Community Engagement & Navigator Manager
Devin

Devin Porch

Director of Business & Operations
191EB47A-4219-434F-84B1-B92743FF015A_4_5005_c

Emily Hunter

Produce Access Specialist
Profile Picture 1

Jesse Hulling

Project Specialist
Wright_Jessica

Jessica Wright

Senior Program and Policy Manager, Healthy Food in Institutions
Lonni

Lonni Byrd

Food Access Manager
Taylor

Taylor Frederick

Culinary Specialist
Wendy

Wendy Peters Moschetti

Managing 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

Marti Hawkins, MBA, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands Behavioral System

Shannon Spurlock

Founder & Principal Consultant, Ochotona Consulting

Shaunda Van Wert

Director – Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, KPMG

Core Partners

Sara Struckman

Grants Manager

Rebecca Gredone

Legal Intern

NFP Partners

Accounting & Finance Consultant

Andrea Loudd

Community Food Advocate

Jorge Campana Paez

Community Navigator, Adams County

Nicole Frazier

Chef Consultant

Sally Ayotte

Chef Consultant

Sarah Kvichak

Chef Consultant

Shellie Kark

Chef Consultant

Rainey Wikstrom

Chef Consultant

Rob Mattoch

Chef Consultant

Tonette Salazar

Strategies360 Lobbying Firm

Emma Bliesener

Strategies360 Lobbying Firm

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.

In the spirit of equity and transparency, the members of COFSAC request your help in connecting with members of your networks who may have an interest in serving at a state-wide level. We have three open seats to fill and will have another round of appointments in August.

The application deadline will be on April 20th, for more details click here

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

Applications are now open for several CF Navigator Roles with our Double Up Food Bucks Team: CF Navigator Pueblo County 2022 | CF Navigator Jefferson County 2022 | CF Navigator Adams County 2022

Check out our partner career opportunities below and upcoming events here

NSAC Job Board 

Find your future in Food Systems by attending this Voices From the Grassroots Webinar Series starting Feb 8!

Funding opportunity! Healthy Food For Denver’s Kids Early Childhood Grant Application. Application deadline is March 1. The Farm to ECE Implementation Grant Application. 

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

Sign Up For News and Updates