Staff

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Cristina Arias
Culinary Associate

Vern DeFoe
Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe
Culinary Program Specialist

Laura Garcia
Culinary Program Coordinator

Kate Hoff
NATIFS Nonprofit Consultant

Maia Jacobson
Operations Coordinator

Sally Wold
Special Projects

Alexis McKinnis
Ojibwe
Operations Manager

Nash McRoberts
Culinary Associate

Armando “Mandu” Medinaceli
Indigenous Education Director

Sergio Mata’u Rapu
Rapa Nui
Digital Media Consultant

Chef Sean Sherman
Oglala Lakota
Indigenous Culinary Director

Louis Stein
Garden Manager

Liz Cates
Bdewákhaŋtuŋwaŋ Dakhóta
Education Program Coordinator

Dana Thompson
Mdewakanton Dakota, Wahpeton Sisseton
Executive Director

Francesca Garcia Mexican, Raramuri & Yoeme
Culinary Associate

Hannah Hostetter Oglala Lakota lineal descendant
Project Manager

Nali Prchal Research and Development Principal