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, mtn. biking, running, baking and most importantly spending time with her family.
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.
Chris called three other states home before he moved to Ogden in 2020 but now he's an absolute Ogdenite. He is a sailor turned snowboarder who is passionate about food issues in Ogden and hopes to bridge gaps in food insecurity and sustainability. As the director of the Technical and Professional Writing program at Weber State University, he aims to build lasting connections between the many local organizations and our neighbours who are committed to helping. Chris is passionate about sustaining the people who power projects and is eager to work with the community. In his free time, he cooks, plays guitar, and dreams about building a sailboat he'll live on someday.
Cody works for the Utah State University Extension in Weber County.
Heather works at Beehive Cheese.
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.
Juan runs the Ministerio de Fe--Semilla de Mostaza (Mustard Seed Faith Ministry)
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.
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. 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.
Lauren is the Executive Director of Lantern House Homeless Shelter and Soup Kitchen. Lauren has worked at Lantern House for the last 7 years and has served as the Executive Director since July of 2019. Lauren is passionate and aware of the needs of the diverse populations in our community and the importance of ensuring access and availability of resources to those suffering from a food and housing crisis. She is very involved in the community at large and sits on a few non-profit Boards throughout the Ogden Community as well as serves as a Key Spouse for the 419th Fighter Wing located at Hill Air Force Base. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family camping, hiking and spending time outdoors.
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.
Norma works for the Weber-Morgan Health Department.
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.
Rob has been fortunate enough to work in community outreach / education throughout his professional life. He started in homeless outreach, moved to renewable energy outreach and education, then justice involved outreach and education, followed by foster care outreach. He is the Systems and Community Outreach Coordinator for Weber County Center of Excellence.