Staff

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Cristina Arias
Culinary Team

Emily Brooks
Culinary Team

Alicia Castèlan Diaz
Culinary Team

Liz Collin
Indigenous Education Coordinator

Randall “Randy” Cornelius
Oneida
Culinary Team

Vern DeFoe
Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe
Kitchen Manager

Laura Garcia
Culinary Team

Kieran “Ki” Gorman
Diné
Culinary Team

Kate Hoff
NATIFS Nonprofit Consultant

Maia Jacobson
Volunteer and Events Coordinator

Sam Kelcher
Culinary Team

Eddie LoneEagle
Red Lake Ojibwe
Culinary Team

Ashley Maldonado
Culinary Team

Mira McDonald
Culinary Team

Alexis McKinnis
Ojibwe
Operations Manager

Nash McRoberts
Culinary Team

Armando “Mandu” Medinaceli
Indigenous Education Director

Demcie Mesteth
Oglala Lakota
Culinary Team

Derek Nicholas
Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe
Culinary Team

Sergio Mata’u Rapu
Rapa Nui
Digital Media Consultant

Chef Sean Sherman
Oglala Lakota
Indigenous Culinary Director

Bryce Stevenson
Red Cliff Miskwaabikong Band of Ojibwe
Executive Chef

Dana Thompson
Mdewakanton Dakota, Wahpeton Sisseton
Executive Director

Edgar Tostado
Caxcan
Culinary Team

Ben Wilde
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Ojibwe
Operations Support

Sally Wold
Special Projects