Founding Executive Director email@example.com
Community Connections Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Carolus is OSL's Community Connections Coordinator by day and a professional piano player and singer by night. He has travelled the world as a musician, but his path finally brought him back to his roots in the Seattle area and to OSL. Always smiling and eager to help others, Joe loves working with our wonderful volunteers and clients. As Community Connections Coordinator, Joe enjoys the chance to share OSL's story from a unique perspective while meeting amazing, caring people along the way.
Food In Motion Staff Manager
For the past decade Taran has been working with OSL. Starting as a chef in the kitchen, Taran worked his way up to Kitchen Manager and later Operations Manager. He now works as OSL’s Food In Motion Manager. Taran has had the pleasure of watching OSL grow from serving a few hundred meals a day, to a couple thousand and more. It never ceases to amaze him just how far OSL is able to stretch its resources and how many people have been helped along the way. Taran, with his partner Felicia, enjoy bringing their children, Avian and Kylah, down to volunteer. They always have a great time preparing meals and serving their community. His son especially loves to come in and frequently says that he would rather work at OSL with Taran than go to school. Sorry buddy, education first!
After many years serving his country in the Navy, traveling the world and fully immersing himself in the restaurant industry, Shawn made his way to the Pacific Northwest. From independent restaurants, to Celebrity Chef, Tom Douglas, and working on an organic farm, Shawn gained a true passion for the full food process, farm to table, and the excitement of the organized chaos of working in a commercial kitchen. While working in for-profit restaurants, Shawn began to feel as though he wanted to use his skills as a positive contribution to the community. OSL gave Shawn that opportunity. Managing 5 kitchens, 15 Chefs and hundreds of thousands of pounds of food, Shawn helps turn rescued ingredients into beautiful meals for populations that would otherwise go without. Shawn has said “ At night, I am truly able to lay my head down, with a smile on my face, knowing that every day I make a difference in the lives of those who struggle."
Yen Nguyen - Office Administrator- email@example.com
Food In Motion Drivers and Outdoor Meal Site Security:
Board of Directors
Brian Allen: (Board Chair) ATS Automation, CEO
Deborah Jones: (Co-Chair) CU Realty, LLC Vice President, Director of Client Services
John Work: JP Work & Associates, Inc., CEO
Jeff Mueller: Organic Valley, Western/Central Divisional Sales Manager
Christopher Pence: Pence Law Office, PLLC, Attorney
Michael Visaya: UW Advancement, Director - Software, Data
Pamela Johnson: (Secretary) Professor of the Leadership Institute of Seattle (Co-Secretary), Retired
Terri Tinker: Integrated Media Manager - International Media Partners Inc.
Tom Silver: WA Trust, Senior Vice President
Cory Johnson: Colvin + Hallett, Attorney
John Thorpe: PE Belimo Americas, District Sales Manager (Pacific NW)
Gary Bodenstab: Johnson Barrow Inc, CEO
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Peter Morton: Vice President – HR Boeing Vice President, Retired
Robert Hamilton: Deputy Director – Department of Early Learning, State of WA (retired)
Carl Haefling: Independent Financial Consultant
Dannette Allen: Jubilee House Counselor
Ken Wright: DevOps Supervisor – Concur Technologies – SAP
Anne Alfred: Snohomish County Health Department