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.
Melanie was delighted to join the TLFB staff as Office Manager in August 2021. A native of Massachusetts, she and her family have lived in Folsom for nine years. Melanie previously worked as a Support Specialist for Adult Ministries at Lakeside Church for three years. She also volunteered on the board of Folsom Lacrosse Association. Melanie and her husband have three children (Jordan, Jackson and Amanda) and a Yellow Labrador (Mojo). In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, hiking and finding new places to explore. She loves reading and is always game for a good discussion. Melanie is grateful to be part of an organization devoted to helping others.
Jordana joined the volunteer team at Twin Lakes Food Bank during the pandemic in 2020, registering clients in the drive thru distribution. Jordana says that it felt like she was in the perfect place right from the start. In May 2021, she joined the staff as Operations Manager. She and her husband have two kids (Aiden and Libby). While her children were growing up, Jordana took college classes to earn a degree in Criminal Justice, and although her passion involves the legal and justice system, she came to realize that she could be of better service elsewhere. In addition to her role at Twin Lakes, she volunteers for Sacramento County as a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for foster youth. Aside from work, family, and volunteering, Jordana spends time running and reading (especially true crime). She is a firm believer in honesty and transparency, even if it goes against the popular opinion at times. Jordana loves learning the ins and outs of operations at the food bank and says, “When you stop learning and trying, you stop living.”
Amy began her role as TLFB Volunteer Coordinator in May of 2021. She previously worked at Lakeside Church for five years as an Administrative Assistant and then transitioned to the position of Event Coordinator. During her time at Lakeside, Amy was inspired by people who truly gave themselves to others and was moved to do the same. She enjoys making a difference in the community and watching lives be changed. Amy shares this passion of service with her family by participating in National Charity League with her two daughters, and in Boys Team Charity with her son and husband. Amy is an avid runner, completing 20 marathons, many half marathons and several 10k races. She also loves spending time with friends and family, traveling down to San Diego and playing 80s music trivia games.
Michelle started at Twin Lakes as a garden volunteer in the spring of 2021 and leapt at the chance to join the team as Garden Coordinator a couple months later. She grew up on a vineyard in Mendocino County and though she has resided in Folsom since 2007, her rural roots and appreciation for the natural world run deep. Michelle has a background in animal science and floral design and is passionate about the connection between food, social wellness and environmental health. She loves the variety of tasks she encounters in the garden, the camaraderie among the staff and volunteers, and the sense of purpose she gets from using her skills for good in the community. Michelle, alongside her husband, is currently raising three young humans, a handful of pets (including chickens) and countless plants. When she isn’t gardening, Michelle enjoys cooking for her family, drinks with friends, trips to the lake and listening to podcasts. She is so grateful for the opportunity to steward the special piece of land that is Twin Lakes Garden.
Fund Development Coordinator
Kim was thrilled to have the opportunity to join the TLFB staff as Fund Development Coordination in July 2019. Previously on staff at Lakeside Church as the Communications Director, she had the pleasure of working with TLFB during annual events and food drives, and was always inspired by the care and support the food bank has provides to so many individuals and organizations in our community. As a self-described “data nerd,” Kim was tickled that her background in database administration and analytics could come into play as Twin Lakes transitioned to a new Salesforce database shortly after her arrival. Kim and her husband have two teen-age sons, and a grown daughter (who luckily still lives nearby), and all of them have been known to gather for family game nights, or to watch pretty much any movie or show featuring even the least-known character from the Marvel Universe. In her spare time Kim creates her own escape room and mystery adventures, loves all things aircraft and space related, and firmly believes there is no problem out there that can’t benefit from the use of a really good spreadsheet.