Lisa began her role at the food bank in January 2018 after having worked six years on Lakeside Church’s pastoral staff, where she developed and implemented adult discipleship programs and cultivated people’s best assets in order to serve and enrich the lives of those in need. She brought that experience to the operations and programs at the food bank to serve the needs of food insecure individuals and families in her community. She is inspired by people who find their voice and express it in a thoughtful and respectful way, and is passionate about empowering, encouraging and equipping individuals to be transformed into the person God created them to be. Outside of the food bank, Lisa enjoys golfing with her husband, bike riding in the countryside with friends and reading in her hammock.
Tammy joined the TLFB team in September 2017 just in time to jump into planning of the annual Gala fundraiser. She has previous experience working as an executive assistance and volunteered with the PTA for 11 years, focusing on fundraising. Tammy loves spending time with her family and gains inspiration from her husband and two daughters who love to serve and help others. She loves helping others too, whether greeting a client or volunteer with a smile to brighten their day or offering a listening ear. Tammy says, “I truly believe in giving back to my community and so when I go home every day, I feel like I’ve made a difference.” In her free time, Tammy enjoys to read, do puzzles or binge watch the Big Bang Theory and Judge Judy.
Krissy began working as a volunteer at the food bank in 2017 as a member of its Pantry on Wheels program. She fell in love with the seniors that she was able to visit with every Thursday as well as her fellow volunteers. When an opportunity presented itself to join the TLFB staff, she didn’t hesitate. Her favorite part of the day is watching the volunteers interact with clients. “Most of the people coming through our doors are going through very challenging times and knowing that, just for a moment, we can help them and put a smile on their face is what touches my heart,” says Krissy. When Krissy isn’t at the food bank, she keeps busy spending time with her family as well as training clients at CrossFit Folsom Lake. She enjoys country concerts, going to the gym, and watching her boys’ many sporting events!
After volunteering at a sorting party in November of 2016, Michele knew that Twin Lakes Food Bank was a special place. She became a regular volunteer in February 2017, working with and eventually leading, the Pantry On Wheels team, and in November 2018, accepted the position of Volunteer Coordinator. Before volunteering, Michele worked as a Registered Nurse with a Board Certification in Gerontology. Much of her nursing career was spent working as a Geriatric Psychiatric Nurse, where she learned compassion and understanding for those with mental illness. Michele has a special place in her heart for those struggling and in need of a helping hand. She is passionate about making sure that the connection between clients and Twin Lakes Food Bank is more than just receiving food. Her desire is to ensure that every client knows what services are available to them, so that they can get back on their feet. Michele enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, 3 kids, 3 dogs and 2 cats. She also appreciates travel, going out to movies and entertaining friends.
Gary began working as a volunteer at the food bank in 2016, then joined the staff as a driver/warehouseman in June 2017 and promoted to warehouse manager in January 2018. Gary is inspired by stories of people overcoming past mistakes or injuries and illnesses and hears plenty of those at the food bank. He is currently finishing his degree in Social Work at Sacramento State University to position himself to work with at-risk populations. “I really believe in what we do as a team and organization. Both my wife and I work in the nonprofit field and love it,” says Gary. He also loves everything family, friends and sports and is especially grateful for his wife and son’s patience and support.