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Our Team

We Are

Vision Holders:
We are catalysts in our communities. We believe we can build a sustainable Montana for all.

Greater Together:
We believe change is possible through sustained, genuine, community-based relationships.

We are kind and generous towards each other. We make space for everyone to show up as they are. Authenticity is encouraged.

We do what we say we’re going to do and we do it with integrity.

Imaginative Pragmatists:
We are curious learners who find creative solutions rooted in practicality.

We are humble in our work and willing to pivot when flexibility is needed.

We are a smiley bunch who bring a sense of humor into our work. We don’t take ourselves too seriously.


Robin Kelson

Executive Director

Erin Austin

Director of Community Partners and Sales

Sammie McGowan

Director of Marketing and Communications

Mary Callahan Baumstark

Director of Philanthropy

Emilee Wood

Communications Coordinator

Michal DeChellis

Community Food System Assessments Program Manager

Kirsten Sabin

Sales Manager

Olivia FitzGerald

Central Local Food Coordinator

Melodie Snyder

Eastern Local Food Coordinator

Kaitlin Collins

Western Local Food Coordinator

Clare Jurczak

Billings Community Food Systems Assessment Coordinator

Board of Directors

Ada Smith, Missoula

Chair, Secretary

Jeremy Nadison, Bozeman


Sophie Albert, Whitefish

Board Member

Scot Chisholm, Whitefish

Board Member

Genevieve Bennett, Whitefish

Board Member

Advisory Team

Scot Chisholm

Travis Yuzik

Join the Board of Directors

Are you passionate about ensuring all Montanans have reliable access to healthy food today and for generations to come? Apply to join our organization’s Board of Directors. We are looking for creative thinking, practical solution-finders from across the state who want to roll up their sleeves and make change happen. Join us in getting 33% Montana-grown food on all Montana plates by 2033.

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