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.

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 220
aaron@missoulafoodbank.org

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

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 108
kelli@missoulafoodbank.org

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.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 212
jessica@missoulafoodbank.org

Gregg Asciutto

Gregg Asciutto

Warehouse Manager

Skills: Talking

Passionate about: Making people smile.

Favorite Foods: Gnocchi and London Broil

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 115
gasciutto@missoulafoodbank.org 

Claire Burgeson

Claire Burgeson

Family Engagement Assistant

Hobbies: listening to/making music, cooking, photography, and playing outside with my dog, Ruth Bader Ginsbark.

Hidden Talent: Turning leftovers into new meals

Favorite Food: Blueberries and any combination of bread and cheese

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 252
claire@missoulafoodbank.org

Amanda Ceaser

Amanda Ceaser

Events & Marketing Coordinator

Quote: “Be weird. Your strangeness is your magic.” – Parker Lewis

Hobbies: Gardening, drawing, graphic design, cooking, sewing, playing music, traveling, learning new things.

Favorite Food: Breakfast salad! Tacos, Korean food, charcuterie plates with local meats, cheeses, Grist bread & goodies.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 214
amanda@missoulafoodbank.org

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

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 114
bchristian@missoulafoodbank.org

Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark

Programs Assistant

Relaxation: Watching sunsets.

Hidden Talent(s):  I can flip for days on a trampoline and consider myself a Sudoku & Mathdoku master.

Favorite Foods: As a true Wisconsinite, anything with cheese will suffice, especially sharp cheddar. Peanut butter, berries, potatoes and my recent obsession, Veggie Crisps.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 252
aclark@missoulafoodbank.org

Jessica Harrell

Jessica Harrell

Senior Nutrition & Outreach Coordinator

Hobbies: Good food. Good music. Great company.

Relaxation: Gardening, hot springs & waterfalls

Favorite Food: Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries! Berries, berries, berries!

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 216
jharrell@missoulafoodbank.org

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.

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 219
steven@missoulafoodbank.org

Hannah Kosel

Hannah Kosel

Program Application Assistant

Relaxations: Birdwatching at sunrise, a mid-day bike ride, and ending the day round a campfire!

Passions: Soaking up all sunshine possible, floating on lakes and rivers, queer/trans advocacy, and keeping communities happy and healthy!

Favorite foods: Biscuits and gravy, peaches, pesto pizza, and a fresh fish fry!

Pronouns: she / they
406.549.0543, ext. 218
hannahk@missoulafoodbank.org

Jamie Kocsondy

Jamie Kocsondy

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

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 213
jamie@missoulafoodbank.org

Marcus Omeasoo

Marcus Omeasoo

Volunteer Coordinator

 

 

Favorite Foods: Pepperoni Pizza, Tacos, & Cheeses

Hobbies: Avid concert/music festival goer, sarcasm, making people laugh, bowling & running, painting/sketching.

Likes: Finding new music, watching Horror Movies/shows, a good ghost story, hanging out with friends, traveling, Brewery beers, rainy days

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 119
marcus@missoulafoodbank.org

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.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 251
rebeccap@missoulafoodbank.org

Paula Raines

Paula Raines

Office Administrator

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.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 215
paula@missoulafoodbank.org

Ashlee Schleicher

Ashlee Schleicher

EmPower Place Coordinator

Hobbies: Listening to true crime podcasts, knitting, hiking Mt. Sentinel, checking out ALLLLLL the playgrounds in Missoula with my 5 year old.

Favorite Quote: “This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

Favorite Foods: Avocados. Chocolate. Raspberries. Coffee (let’s call this a food). Bananas. Nuts. Peas. Broccoli. Peanut Butter.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 253
ashlee@missoulafoodbank.org

Caitlyn Taix

Caitlyn Taix

Volunteer Manager

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.

Pronouns: she / her / hers
406.549.0543, ext. 117
caitlyn@missoulafoodbank.org

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).

Pronouns: he / him / his
406.549.0543, ext. 114
cameron@missoulafoodbank.org