Staff directory


OUR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jay
Chief Executive Officer
(360) 352-8597 x 102

Jay has been involved with both faith-based and community-based nonprofit organizations for over 35 years in various leadership roles serving the refugee and immigrant communities, most recently as Senior District Director at Lutheran Community Services Northwest.  Jay is the organization’s first CEO as the Food Bank had been under the same Executive Director leadership for the past eighteen years.

Immigration and refugee work has been at the forefront of Jay’s professional career.  He was involved with the refugee council at the state level and continued this work with the Korean Women’s Association and Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Prior to these endeavors, Jay found his passion for social work at the Safefutures Youth Center and Neighborhood House.



OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Andrew
Olympia’s Food Pantry Operations Manager
(360) 352-8597 x205

Andrew is the downtown Olympia’s Food Pantry Operations manager. He oversees staff and manages the facility to ensure visitors have calm, quiet and quick visits for their food and other products. Andrew is a 2nd generation Food Bank employee. He first volunteered here when he was just 9 years old!


Dean
Warehouse Operations Manager
(360) 352-8597 x 101

The Warehouse & Distribution Center Operations Manager is Dean. He keeps the wheels rolling and the food flowing by overseeing our food procurement drivers and ensuring all of our service centers get the food and products they need to operate. He has been with the Food Bank for many years. His last position was managing the mobile, satellite and home delivery programs.


Morgan
Lacey’s Food Pantry Operations Manager;
FORKids & Summer Lunch Programs Coordinator
(360) 352-8597 x251

Morgan is our Lacey’s Food Pantry Operations Manager. She oversees staff and manages our newest facility to ensure visitors have a great experience while accessing food and other services. Morgan also coordinates TCFB’s FORKids and Summer Lunch Programs.


Judy
Development Director
(360) 352-8597 x 203

Judy is the Development Director at Thurston County Food Bank. She works to cultivate and strengthen relationships to sustain and further the work of the Food Bank. She was born in Seattle, raised in Milwaukee, WI and returned to WA almost 30 years ago.


Rebecca “Becca”
Staff Development Director
(360) 352-8597 x 204

Becca is the Staff Development Director at Thurston County Food Bank. She works to ensure staff know they are appreciated, supported, and feel heard, as well as helping them find ways to grow professionally. She started as a volunteer with the TCFB in 2009 with her children and after 30 years of working as a state employee, accepted an opportunity to join the TCFB team as staff in December 2021.


Terra started at Thurston County Food Bank in July 2013 as our accountant. She enjoys getting out of her office and helping serve clients on the floor.


OUR STAFF

Adam D.
Logistics Manager
(360) 352-8597 x108

Adam started as a volunteer for Thurston County Food Bank over ten years ago. Now, he generally keeps everything running! Adam enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and his motorcycle. He does NOT like meetings.


Adam H.
Satellite/Home Delivery Program Coordinator
(360) 352-8597 x106

Adam coordinates the building and distribution of TCFB Home Deliveries, Satellites and our Mobile Partners while monitoring operations to ensure accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.


Allison (she/her)
Gleaning Program Coordinator;
Development Assistant
(360) 352-8597 x111

As the Gleaning Program Coordinator since 2017, Allison works with local farms to bring fresh, nutritious produce to our clients. In 2021, she added the role of Development Assistant, to assist with outreach efforts. Her first career was a ballet dancer with The Washington Ballet in D.C. and her grandfather designed the Banana Box!


Aryn (she/her)
Volunteer Coordinator,
Lacey’s Food Pantry
(360) 352-8597 x252

Aryn is the Volunteer Coordinator at Lacey’s Food Pantry. She first started volunteering at the Food Bank in the spring of 2020 and then worked with the Summer Lunch Program delivering meals throughout Lacey. When she is not coordinating volunteers, you can find her hiking, playing and singing along with her guitar, or playing some sort of board game with friends.


Ben
Volunteer Coordinator, Olympia’s Food Pantry
(360) 352-8597 x207

Ben is the Volunteer Coordinator for the downtown Olympia’s Food Pantry and the Volunteer Coordination Program Group Lead.  He enjoys implementing adaptive management solutions to the unique problems inherent to fighting food insecurity. 


Berenice
Client Services Program Group Lead: Basic Food, CSFP, Client Services
(360) 352-8597 x212

Berenice is our Client Services Program Group Lead and the rainbow sparkle of the downtown drive-up. In addition to her robust professional and volunteer background, Ms. B is informed by her love of quality creative and collaborative time with her wildly talented family.
B habla español.


Claudia
Nutrition Education Program Group Lead
(360) 352-8597 x208

Claudia has been with the Food Bank since 2017.  She came to us as a volunteer and was soon hired as our Food Demo–Nutrition Education Coordinator. Now she leads the Nutrition Education Program Group. Claudia collects lava lamps and enjoys listening to TOOL while she paints Peace Rocks to stash round her neighborhood.


Cozmo
Grocery Rescue Program Assistant
(360) 972-6027


Holly
Nutrition Education Cooking Demonstrator
(360) 352-8597 x 211

Holly is our Nutrition Education Cooking Demonstrator, stationed downtown at Olympia’s Food Pantry.


Isaac
Contracts Manager
(360) 352-8597 x 103

Isaac helps run the food bank’s government commodity programs, creates reports, and helps manage IT needs.


Jessica
Client Services Program Coordinator, Olympia’s Food Pantry
(360) 352-8597 x206

Jessica is a Client Services Program Coordinator doing outreach at our downtown Olympia’s Food Pantry. Jessica habla español.


Mackenzie (she/her)
Kiwanis Garden Program Coordinator
(360) 584-2402

Mackenzie is the Kiwanis Food Bank Gardens Program Coordinator, helping to raise more than 20,000 pounds each year of fresh organic produce for food bank clients. She has been farming since 2009 and has been growing food for the food bank community since 2016. 


Michaela
School Gardens Program Coordinator
(360) 352-8597 x 223

Michaela has been the School Gardens Program Coordinator since 2013. Along with our School Gardens AmeriCorps and college interns, you can find her in local schools and community gardens.  Her passion is teaching children to observe the wonder of nature and the love of locally grown food.


Miranda
Grocery Rescue Program Assistant
(360) 972-6209


Rebekah
Volunteer Coordinator, Warehouse; Other Bank Program Coordinator
(360) 352-8597 x 105

Rebekah comes with over six years of volunteer coordination experience, in addition to years of volunteering for other local organizations.  She loves working with volunteers in a meaningful way that truly enriches the health and well-being of the community.  She lives in Olympia with her partner, kiddos, cat, and dog (who has his own Instagram account).


Will
Client Services Program Coordinator, Olympia’s Food Pantry
(360) 352-8597 x 209

Will is a Client Services Program Coordinator at the Thurston County Food Bank. He is responsible for helping clients utilize the Food Bank’s resources, and for connecting clients to additional resources outside the Food Bank. His background is in sustainable agriculture and food security, and he feels privileged and excited to be working in direct service during a time of crisis in his community. He likes floral prints, classical music, and big dogs.


Tenecia
Client Services Program Coordinator
, Lacey’s Food Pantry
(360) 352-8597 x 253

Tenecia is a Client Service Coordinator at the Lacey location and also works in outreach. She enjoys creating activities for everyone and engages in the community to share information about the food bank and its services. Tenecia started with TCFB in 2018 as a volunteer and now joins our team to help create a positive experience for everyone. In her off time, Tenecia runs a small business working with mental health clients and enjoys adventures with her husband.


Zoë (she/her)
Client Services Program Coordinator
, Lacey’s Food Pantry, & Lacey Farm Stand Coordinator
(360) 352-8597 x 254

Zoë has worked for the food bank since 2018 in a variety of positions, including as the School Gardens AmeriCorps for 2020. She is currently a Client Services Program Coordinator, as well as the Farm Stand Coordinator for Lacey’s Food Pantry. Her background is in sustainable agriculture and food security, and she feels privileged to work with TCFB. Her favorite vegetable is bok choy, and she likes rock climbing and drawing on the weekends.

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