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Our Staff

We are a small team, working toward a big mission.

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Anna Schott

Programs Director

Anna first became involved with GoFarm as a graduate student intern while completing a Master of Public Health degree at the Colorado School of Public Health. She has a passion for health promotion programs and is particularly interested in food systems and how the health of under resourced communities is impacted by innovative changes to the existing retail structure. In addition to her public health experience, Anna brings over 10 years of nonprofit program management experience to her position with GoFarm. When Anna is not working on building GoFarm's programs, you can find her outside (either hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, running, playing ultimate frisbee, gardening or hanging out with her boyfriend, ducks, and dog).

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Eileen O'Rourke

Founder and CEO

​Eileen O’Rourke (Regan) grew up on a homestead farm in rural Pennsylvania in the 1960-70’s and experienced the rapid demise of small family farms as large farming enterprises took over the markets. Watching valuable farmland converted to residential developments with severe consequences to local resources and the loss of community inspired her to pursue a career in environmental consulting. GoFarm’s mission was founded when Eileen combined her life experience, passions and decades of assessing the impact of land use on natural resources. When Eileen is not pulling on her Wellies to meet new and aspiring farmers, she is out seeking the “thin places” of life or, as Celtic tradition claims, a place where heaven and earth meet.

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Evelyn Gutierrez

Bilingual Community Liaison

Evelyn moved to Colorado 5 years ago and has loved every part of it. She has recently begun her gardening adventures and has added a flock of chickens and 2 dogs to her home - which can sometimes be a bit chaotic. Her and her husband enjoy working on cars, as well as being outdoors and exploring hiking trails around Denver. They love to cook and love trying out different recipes with unique vegetables and fruits. It has been a long-time dream to grow and eat their own food, and now that dream has come true!

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Jess Soulis

Community Food Access Program Manager

​Jess grew up in Redfield, Iowa and has always felt deeply connected with the woods and rivers of her home state. Her work at GoFarm is grounded in this sense of connection with and responsibility toward the natural world and in her belief that its bounty - healthy, delicious food - should be shared by everyone. Before coming to GoFarm, Jess worked in the fields of food systems and agriculture, housing and shelter, and education, most recently with Lutheran Services in Iowa’s Global Greens program, which helps reconnect farmers who came to the U.S. with refugee status to the land. In 2012 she graduated from Iowa State University with a Master’s in Sustainable Agriculture and Sociology and a certificate in Social Justice in Higher Education. She loves to spend time hiking, gardening, and building community around social justice and good food!

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Kate Falkenberg

Local Food Share Program Manager

Kate has worked with nonprofits since 2008 when she began her career in web and graphic design at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Her wanderlust led her to New York City where she got swept up as a grassroots organizer with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. During that time she worked on a software project that matched local farms with unhoused activists. Through her research she fell in love with a farm in New Hampshire and wound up working her first season in the field in 2012. Since then she’s made Colorado home, where she continues to work at the intersection of local farming, environmental & food justice, anti-racism, social permaculture, and cooperative economics. When she’s not at work you can find her and her dog Beans in the kitchen, canning veggies and listening to Dungeons & Dragons podcasts. 

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Katie Huszcza

Farmer Assistance Program Manager

Katie began a career in agriculture after graduating with a BS in Biology in 2011. She was in pursuit of a career that would positively impact the environment and her community while working towards a more just and equitable food system. Since then, Katie has worked on a diverse set of farms including a rural farm in Virginia that was also a living community for adults with developmental disabilities, a dairy and vegetable farm in Ecuador, and a farm in the mountains of Colorado. She then landed back in her hometown of Denver where she has worked as a farm manager for several years in the urban and semi-urban setting. She is grateful to be part of an amazing community of farmers and food activists in the Denver Area and to have the opportunity to work with GoFarm to advocate for beginning farmers. Outside of GoFarm, Katie owns and operates a small cut flower farm, FloraBee Flowers, with her partner and also makes sure to set aside time for hiking and reading.

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Lindsey Hoffman

Marketing and Fundraising Manager

Lindsey grew up in Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington DC.  She studied business and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and moved to Colorado after graduation in 2013. She quickly became passionate about reducing food waste throughout the entire food system, from farming, to transportation, to restaurants/stores, to individual houses.  Along with this came a focus on eating healthy, organic, and local foods. Her story with GoFarm began in January 2018 after spending time working in marketing for an organic food and e-commerce organization, as well as volunteering on an organic farm for six weeks.  Lindsey believes that creating a strong, local food economy cannot be possible without educating community members on the importance of local, sustainable agriculture and all of its many health and environmental benefits. When she’s not working, she loves to hike, camp, swing dance, go to bluegrass concerts, and spend time with family and friends.

GoFarm works to transform our local food system into one that is thriving, environmental sustainable, and equitable for all. Through our three program areas, we support and mentor local farmers, make healthy food more affordable and accessible to under-resourced communities, and connect people with where their food comes from.

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