FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ali grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where she learned the art of dumpster diving. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Integrative Physiology, she decided to take a gap year in Jackson, WY prior to medical school. After discovering her passion for reducing food waste, she is happy to say Jackson is home, and her career has shifted to food waste warrior!
In her free time, Ali can be found mountain biking Cache Creek, rafting desert rivers, talking trash with friends, or cuddling up with her beloved cat, Captain.
Director of programs & partnerships
Hannah grew up in Vancouver, Washington, where her parents instilled in her a sense of stewardship and sustainability from a very early age. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Hannah gained a great appreciation for the outdoors and an active lifestyle.
With a degree in anthropology and sociology from Whittier College, Hannah's studies focused on food pathways and waste management.
director of operations
Dan is a Jackson Hole transplant who grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dan graduated from Colby College in 2015, where he studied geology and chemistry. The dynamic geology of the Tetons brought Dan to Jackson, where he found himself guiding raft trips and working for the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Dan was drawn to the organization because of its adaptive approach to reducing food waste and food insecurity. On his days off Dan is typically skiing in Teton Village or exploring new fishing spots along the Snake River.
Lauren’s journey in reducing food waste began early as she tagged along with her mom to buy day-old baked goods at the bakery thrift store near her Virginia home.
Lauren stayed in the Mid-Atlantic area for many years, working in libraries and information services. She appreciated the opportunities to buy food directly from local farms, and that personal connection to farmers strengthened her desire to make sure food is not wasted.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking and taking family trips in search of quirky roadside attractions and public lands to explore.