Staff

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Cristina Arias
Culinary Associate

Liz Cates
Bdewákhaŋtuŋwaŋ Dakhóta
Education Program Coordinator

Vern DeFoe
Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe
Culinary Program Specialist

Dawn Droulliard

Direct Descendent of the Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe
Culinary Program Director

Francesca Garcia Mexican, Raramuri & Yoeme
Culinary Associate

Laura Garcia
Culinary Program Coordinator

Riva Garcia
White Earth Ojibwe, Dakota, and Mexico lineal descendant
Culinary Program Associate

Wendy Garcia
Culinary Program Associate

Kate Hoff
NATIFS Nonprofit Consultant

Hannah Hostetter
Oglala Lakota lineal descendant
Project Manager

Maia Jacobson
Operations Coordinator

Rob Kinneen
Tlingit
Outreach Director

Sergio Mata’u Rapu
Rapa Nui
Digital Media Consultant

Em Matson
Sault Ste Marie Chippewa lineal descendant
Communications Manager

Alexis McKinnis
White Earth Ojibwe lineal descendant
Operations Manager

Ash McLeod
Program Associate

Nash McRoberts
Culinary Associate

Nali Prchal
Research and Development Principal

Chef Sean Sherman
Oglala Lakota
Indigenous Culinary Director

Louis Stein
Garden Manager

Shane Thin Elk
Sičangu Lakota
Operations Director

Dana Thompson
Mdewakanton Dakota, Wahpeton Sisseton
Executive Director

Elizabeth Torres Martinez
Culinary Program Associate

Moses Viveros
Culinary Program Market Manager

Sally Wold
Special Projects