Our Team

Lisa Tuter
Executive director

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 Simmons
Client Engagement Coordinator

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 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 going camping, reading, puzzling, and spending time with family and friends.

Jordana Warner
Operations Manager

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 Brasil
Volunteer Coordinator

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 Kwek
Garden Coordinator

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. 

Byron Butler
Driver / Warehouseman

Lennie Crocker