Aaron Brock

Aaron Brock

Executive Director

Passionate about: Family, Community, Social Justice, Relationships, Development, Fly-Fishing

Hidden Talent: I’m pretty decent with a Frisbee.

Favorite Food: I’m a happy omnivore. I tend to really like food. My favorite is probably anything Mexican. Wrap a tortilla around a random food product, and I’m pretty stoked.

406.549.0543, ext. 220


Kelli Hess

Kelli Hess

Director of Operations

When I retire I want to be: A librarian, a crossing guard, a park ranger, a school secretary,  a preschool teacher, a lunch lady, a goat farmer & a fly fishing guide.

Relaxations: Reading, all Children, Baking Quiches & Pies, Hands in the Dirt

Favorite Foods: Decaf Lattes & All things Mexican

406.549.0543, ext. 108


Jessica Allred

Jessica Allred

Director of Development and Advocacy

Fave Five: Rivers.  Syntax.  Pencils – the kind you sharpen.  Wit. Saturday mornings. 

Things I say: [Insert adjective] as day.  I’m not gonna lie…  Certainly.  My kid also has 50 nicknames, all of which are food related. 

Favorite Food: All about Fall food.  Soup.  Macaroni and cheese.  Potato anything.  Tamales.

406.549.0543, ext. 212


Amanda Ceaser

Amanda Ceaser

Events & Marketing Coordinator

Quote: And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Hobbies: Gardening, ceramics, cooking, sewing, playing music, traveling, learning new things.

Favorite Food: Mexican and Korean, served separate or together.

406.549.0543, ext. 214


Ashlee Schleicher

Ashlee Schleicher

Volunteer Assistant

Hobbies: Listening to true crime podcasts, knitting, hiking Mt. Sentinel, checking out ALLLLLL the playgrounds in Missoula with my 4 year old.

Favorite Quote: “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Favorite Foods: Pizza. Avocados. Eggs. Pizza. Raspberries. Peanut Butter. Pizza. Chocolate.

406.549.0543, ext. 119


Bob Christian

Bob Christian

Driver & Operations Assistant

Likes:  Music, History, Classic Rock N Roll; Jingles [a lost art], working with people, laughing and making people smile; service to others.  Working at Missoula Food Bank has been the most rewarding job of my life.

Favorite Quote:  “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

Favorite Foods: BBQ with beans & coleslaw

406.549.0543, ext. 114


Caitlyn Taix

Caitlyn Taix

Volunteer Coordinator

Pleasures: Live music, nature time, travel, used vinyl, culture, earth tones

Values: Kindness, contemplation, adventure, service, peace, compassion, family

Favorite Foods: Every vegetable, especially broccoli and artichokes, pretzels, and all the cheese.

406.549.0543, ext. 117


Cameron Van Beek

Cameron Van Beek

Receiving Assistant

Passions: Cooking, the outdoors, friends, and family.

Fun Fact: I am a friendly person that never backs down from a challenge.

Favorite Foods: Medium rare ribeye stead (that I cooked).

406.549.0543, ext. 114


Gregg Asciutto

Gregg Asciutto

Warehouse Manager

Skills: Talking

Passionate about: Making people smile.

Favorite Foods: Gnocchi and London Broil

406.549.0543, ext. 115


Jamie Breidenbach

Jamie Breidenbach

Program Manager

Hobbies: Outdoor adventures, horseback riding, river fun, skiing, soccer

Favorite Foods: BBQ peaches w/ caramel praline ice cream, pizza and mac and cheese (not all in one meal)

The Long and the Short: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”  -Vivian Greene

406.549.0543, ext. 213


Kristi Havlik

Kristi Havlik

Educational Coordinator

Fundamentals: Family. Dave Brubeck jazz. Grasslands and prairies. Dunes and shoreline of Lake Michigan. Experimenting with my (not) green thumb.

Favorite quote: None of us are getting out of here alive, so .. Eat the delicious food, walk in the sunshine, jump in the ocean, say your truth, be silly, be kind, be weird. There is no time for anything else. – Nanea Hoffman

Favorite Food: Cheese. Bread. Eggs.

406.549.0543, ext. 253 


Margaret Cobb

Margaret Cobb

Program Services Assistant

Values: Family, friendships, and environmental sustainability.

Hobbies: Getting into the mountains! Continuing to learn the art of fly fishing, cross country skiing, trail running, playing with my sweet dog and learning to cook new foods for large groups of friends.

Favorite Foods: Homemade pizza with a wide variety of toppings. Macaroni and cheese. Avocado. I am always hungry though, so most times my favorite food is what I am currently eating!

406.549.0543, ext. 250


Paula Raines

Paula Raines

Office Manager

Nuts & Bolts: Office wrangling of all kinds.

Fundamentals: Gardening, books, movies, sci-fi/fantasy.

Depth: Family, friends, my animals, food.

Favorite Food: Summer – ratatouille, Winter – Soup of any kind.

406.549.0543, ext. 215


Quinn Mawhinney

Quinn Mawhinney

Education Coordinator

Values: Kindness, generosity, positivity and humor.

Hobbies: Playing outside in the snow and rock. Exploring the river’s edge with my young nieces. And learning from everyone I have the pleasure of meeting.

Favorite Foods: Cheese (any and all kinds), chocolate and pickles.

406.549.0543, ext. 253


Rebecca Paquette

Rebecca Paquette

Development Coordinator

Quote: “Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by Nature.” & “With every mistake, we must surely be learning.” – George Harrison

Skills: Possessing unfounded trivia bravado, acquiring bruises from gravity related mishaps and baking.

Favorite Foods: Delicious raw foods like fruits, vegetables, and Count Chocula.

406.549.0543, ext. 251


Steven Kirst

Steven Kirst

Store Services Coordinator

Words to live by: “Festina Lente” or “Make Haste Slowly.”

Hidden talent: A quadruple hammer-on and pull-off (on two guitar strings.)

Favorite foods: Roast chicken or pork, funky cheese, sliced and salted English cukes, anything almond, brownie bites.

406.549.0543, ext. 219