Council Members

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Amy Woolsey

Amy is currently the Child Nutrition Supervisor at Ogden School District and has spent the past 8 years working in child nutrition. During this time Amy has also worked for child nutrition programs at the Utah State Board of Education and for Box Elder School District. Amy received her Bachelor’s degree from Weber State University majoring in Health Promotion and Administration. Amy currently serves as the President of the School Nutrition Association of Utah and sits on the board for The Utah Breakfast Expansion Team Amy is passionate and committed to increasing access to nutritious school meals to all children. Amy loves living in Ogden and enjoys skiing, mt. biking, running, baking and most importantly spending time with her family.

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Anne-Marie Dunaway

Anne has had a life of experience in agriculture. She began engaging with sustainable agriculture in the early 2000s. From there, her interest grew towards the importance of low barrier access to food, for all. In 2019 Anne began her own small business to address both sustainable agriculture and low barrier access to local food economies. Currently, the Sustainability and Transportation manager at Snowbasin Resort, Anne has built a unique perspective on sustainability and agriculture as it applies to Utah’s mountainous terrain and unique climate. As an active sustainable agriculture farmer and a passionate social activist, Anne has experience in both social service planning and practices as they apply to larger systems which are impacted by many elements.
Anne received her Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University in 2011. During her time there she participated heavily in the outdoor education center which sparked a passion for conservation and community development that has lasted a lifetime. With the desire to grow strong local food systems and community gardens, Anne has continued to pursue those causes. With experience in community services, sustainability, and agriculture, Anne was proud to receive the opportunity to impact a larger community effort by joining the Ogden Food Council

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Ashley Koford

For over three years, Ashley has worked directly with the local community in the restaurant and hospitality industry. With a Bachelor in Political Science from University of Utah and experience working closely with local and state government, she is eager to combine her passion for bringing nutritious and healthy food to her community with her knowledge of local policy and public service. Born and raised in Ogden, she loves to take advantage of local outdoor recreation opportunities and feels a deep sense of stewardship over her hometown. She plans to begin her legal education at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in Fall of 2022 to better prepare her to continue to serve her community.

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Dustin Ebenkamp

Dustin was a born and raised Texan but have been a proud Utahn for 12 years.  He has lived and worked in Ogden all 12 years and considers it home. Dustin has a plant and soil science bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.  Over the past 14 years, his career has been in commercial agriculture.  Specifically bulk and raw commodities dealing in the purchase/sale, and logistics of products across the Western US.  Dustin met his wife of 4 years in Ogden, and they just brought their first child into the world, and is a very proud first-time father.  His family enjoys the outdoors, and all that Utah has to offer: hiking, biking, fishing, camping, skiing, and snow shoeing!  Dustin is looking forward to coming up with creative solutions to bring food sources closer to the homes that need it.

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Jeremy Smith

Jeremy is a native of Ogden, Utah.  He is currently the Deputy Manager for Ogden City Community Development Division.  Jeremy has extensive experience in residential development in Southern California, Texas and Utah.  He currently manages multiple affordable housing programs as well as overseeing several redevelopment projects for the city.  He is an avid runner and skier and loves spending time with his wife and their four kids.

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Kayla Lane

Kayla is a Utah State University Graduate with a degree in Health Education and Promotion and currently works as a full time ambassador and nutrition educator for Weber County’s SNAP Education program, “Create Better Health”. She loves community health work, especially work that increases accessibility to minority groups and diverse cultures. Aside from work interests, she loves animals and the great outdoors. She loves being apart of Weber County and is very excited for the opportunity to serve as a member of the Ogden Food Council.

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Kim Bowsher

Kim Bowsher is the Executive Director of the Ogden Downtown Alliance and owner of two local businesses kbENT and Wildflower Outdoor. The common thread among her various work experiences is in fulfilling a desire to create things that help people feel connected to their community. She manages Wildflower Outdoor, a women’s cycling organization that caters to women of all skill levels and provides opportunities to learn and ride together. Her business kbENT Marketing and PR has traditional marketing clients, but also works in community development with projects including the GOAL Fitness Trail and the Eat Local Challenge where she toured local agriculture growers and producers in the area and put together a box to get more local produce and foods into homes. “I dug into a lot of things that I wanted to exist and found similarly passionate people along the way - collaborations are what make it all happen.”   


Through work with community organizations like the Junior League of Ogden, GOAL and helping develop the Ogden Downtown Alliance, Kim has spent a lot of time digging into community issues and exploring leadership methods. She believes leadership most often exists without a title and that engaged community leadership is all about listening and learning. 

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Lara Gale

Lara is a local food lover, farming hobbyist and ag land preservation supporter. She currently works with UDAF and USU Extension coordinating education and outreach for implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. She also works with northern Utah counties and municipalities as a regional growth specialist, and serves as secretary of the board of the Bear River Land Conservancy.

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Liz Elsmore

Liz is part of the HEAL (Healthy Environments Active Living) team for the Weber-Morgan Health Department. She just completed her Master’s in Public Health, Education and Promotion from Utah State University over the summer. She runs the OgdenCAN Healthy Lifestyles Workgroup, and loves the opportunity to work within the Ogden community. Liz is also a yoga instructor, and still loves to teach and practice as  often as she can. She went on her first big backpacking trip in June, and loves nature and the outdoors, and sharing it with her dogs and family.

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Maurizio Ashbridge

Maurizio's passion is his family- he loves spending time with his wife and kids. Going on vacations with them is one of his favorite things to do. His upcoming goals include finishing up a master’s in health administration (eMHA) the Spring of 2022 and trying to make a difference in the community. He received his BS in Nutrition Education in a little under three years, while staring a new role as the culinary service manager at McKay Dee Hospital, A fun fact is that his parents own and run La Ferrovia Ristorante, in downtown Ogden, Utah since 1988. Hobbies include a love of vehicles and lifting.

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Randy Chappell

Randy is the Basic Needs Director for Catholic Community Services of Utah. Randy has worked at Catholic Community Services since 2013 and dedicates his days to the work of providing help and creating hope for those impacted by both food insecurity and homelessness in our community. Randy oversees operations at the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank, St. Martha's Baby Project, and Bridging the Gap—a mobile food pantry that visits local elementary schools, and all located in Ogden. Randy also oversees the Weigand Homeless Resource Center and St. Vincent DePaul Dining Hall in Salt Lake City.

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Rob Luckau

Rob has been fortunate enough to work in a community outreach/education capacity throughout his career at Department of Workforce Services. He started in homeless outreach, moved to renewable energy outreach and education, then justice involved outreach and education, followed by foster care outreach and he is now the outreach and education representative for DWS in Morgan and Weber counties.

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Sarah Kiel

Sarah is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for food; whether researching, talking about, cooking, or eating, it's one of her favorite things to do! Her approach to nutrition is practical and sustainable, she knows anything that's too involved, expensive, or doesn't taste great, won't work!  As a part of the Ogden Food Council, Sarah is looking forward to helping improve food access and diet quality for Ogden residents.

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Vishal Chavan

Vishal is the Corporate consultant of a technology company in the Philippines. Vishal is the Business Development Director of Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Utah. Vishal co-owns Meena, an exclusive 9-course dining experience that showcases Indian-Portuguese and Indian-French style cuisines. Vishal is the Executive Chef of Altavan Foods LLC, a restaurant company in the USA. Vishal worked with Michelin-starred and James Beard’s awarded chefs. Vishal has been in the culinary world for over 15 years and he has served high-profiled guests like Dwayne Wade, Gabriella Union, Justin Bieber, and more. Vishal is the Chef de Cuisine at Courchevel, a French restaurant under the Talisker Club resort  in Park City.