Jed is a culinary expert, assisting with meal preparation in our King Soopers Community Kitchen. He works with our Chef/Culinary Manager, Paul, and with volunteers on a daily basis and follows meeting industry standards for proper product handling, storage, sanitation requirements and inventory levels/control. Jed joined the staff after spending time as a volunteer. He appreciates the low to no stress environment at FBR and loves working for a fabulous cause that focuses on the community and cooperative efforts. Jed dreamed of being an architect as a child and now dreams of touring Romania’s mountains and caves. He’s an outdoorsman, partaking in hiking, biking, skiing and photography and craves English toffee ice cream.
Kelyn is one of our staff responsible for working directly with our 1,000+ agency partners. Our agencies are on the front lines of hunger and Kelyn works hard at scheduling site visits and updating agency information internally. You can find Kelyn near the agency order window in the heart of our Denver warehouse. She once thought she’d work with animals for a living, but her desire to speak Spanish lead her to the non-profit sector. She spends her free time running and skiing and dreams of backpacking through Europe someday.
Our friend Tom’s days include the massive task of managing government programs for FBR. He is responsible for all aspects of administering CSFP, TEFAP and SLP programs in accordance with USDA and state guidelines. In addition, he completes all documents necessary for compliance and reimbursement. Sounds complicated right? It is. You can find Tom and his hard working staff at our Nome Street warehouse location, just 5 minutes from our main warehouse. Growing up, Tom dreamed of hanging out on the back of a garbage truck but changed those vocational goals as he got older. He now plays bass in a band, owns 2 horses and 2 dogs and craves chicken mole on a regular basis.
Have you toured our facility? If not, many people don't have a clear picture of what exactly happens behind the scenes at our Denver warhouse. We'd love to tour you in the future, but in the meantime, the staff at FBR is thrilled to invite you a glimpse inside our world of fighting hunger and feeding hope! Check out this AWESOME video from our friends at Black Diamond Media Productions! It's worth 3 minutes - we promise!
Our friend Jerry can be found either behind the wheel of a FBR truck or hustling around our Denver warehouse, loading and unloading product from trucks, keeping accurate driver route logs, maintaining equipment, assisting with inventory control, pulling agency orders, stocking and other related administrative tasks. As a kid, Jerry dreamed of becoming a pro basketball player, but while he works on that dream, he’s happy serving our clients and providing food assistance for those in need. Jerry grew up in a huge family with 7 sisters and 5 brothers and claims spaghetti to be his meal of choice.
Starla is our go-to for all things IT and fills in the rest of her time assisting with finance operations and supervising operations/commodities inventory data and reporting. Never a dull moment in her first floor office.
Growing up, Starla envisioned herself as a stewardess, traveling the world. We're glad she chose IT. She loves the people in Colorado and could eat lobster with lots of butter any day of the week.