Our Food Program Team

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Director

JUSTIN ZEULNER

Justin is the Founder and Director of The Wave. A leader, change agent, and innovator in the private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, helping create healthier, equitable, and more sustainable communities across the planet. Justin is a pioneer of the sports greening movement, co-founding the Green Sports Alliance, and establishing the Portland Trail Blazers as a global leader in corporate sustainability. Justin advanced the global work of Vulcan Philanthropy and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation by developing robust philanthropic campaigns and programs, including Smart Catch, a sustainable seafood program developed to increase demand for environmentally-responsible sourced products, while supporting restaurant owners and chefs. The Smart Catch program has been launched nationally by the James Beard Foundation and has over 500 participating restaurants.

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Disaster Relief Expert

BOBBY RODRIGO

Bobby Rodrigo is a legal professional, a retired logistics expert from the US Navy working inside of disaster relief since responding to Hurricane Andrew in 1993, journalist, radio show producer and host, professional musician, working director of multiple charity and educational organizations, construction executive, activist and veteran. He is a co-founder of the Walk 4 Change. Bobby holds Press Credentials from The Atlanta Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Native American Journalists Association, and National Association of Black Journalists.  In 2017, Bobby orchestrated a 4 organization coalition, #BStrongGlobalBetter, to deliver relief to the Caribbean after deadly hurricanes devastated the region. That coalition ended up delivering over 4 million pounds of aid, making it one of the largest private disaster relief operations in history. Bobby’s We Do Better Relief is dedicated to projects that move past short term aid and to self-sufficiency for the people in the US and all over the world. 

Bobby managed logistics and rescue teams in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, that aided over 2,000,000 people. He was the logistical lead for all phases of moving 122 40’ Containers of commodities and 58 plane loads, shipped and flown to Puerto Rico, USVI, Saint Marteen, Dominica, Bahamas and Haiti impacting over 1 million residents of the Caribbean. He installed Micro Farms at evacuee centers in Houston and Puerto Rico to assist in food supplies and created and executed hot meal plans in Houston and Puerto Rico serving over 50,000 meals.

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Chef & Food Expert

CHEF JEFFREY MORA

Chef Jeffrey is a renowned chef and the Chief Executive Officer of Five Star Chef and Food Fleet. Jeffrey Mora has been involved in Disaster relief and feeding and coordination going back to Hurricane Katerina working with General Russel Honore in those efforts, since that time he has helped coordinate effort for countless including Hurricane Maria and relief efforts as recently as feedings at the Javits Center in NY last month.His 35 years experiences in the food and beverage industry and his coordination of of 6,000 food trucks nationwide on a day to day basis makes him an expert in these types of efforts.

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Nutrition Specialist

DR. BETHANY TENNANT

Dr. Bethany Tennant is a licensed Naturopathic Physician, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and Sports Massage Therapist. As a former college athlete, she is passionate about health, wellness, fitness, and natural sports medicine. Her clients include USATF, NFL, NBA, D-League, FIBA, and NCAA athletes.

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Operations & Procurement

KELLEY A. MARTIN

Kelley has over 20 years of experience in pulling everything together to make it work. She has extensive event management and food and beverage experience ranging from company parties to large summit events, including catering, contract negotiating, and meal and menu planning. She holds the tenents of sustainability near and dear to her heart and works on establishing sustainable food and packaging options for events and venues. Kelley has an extensive background in environmental science and sustainability and has founded and led sustainability committees, provided leadership in greening initiatives, and spent time in the field as an environmental scientist.

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Kooskooskie Fish & Alternative Food Systems

KEVIN SCRIBNER

Kevin Scribner has extensive experience in natural resource planning and management, community cultural development, alternative food systems, ecological restoration and commercial fishing. Kevin commercially fished for salmon in the Pacific Northwest and Bristol Bay, Alaska from 1976 to 1996. He is developing Forever Wild Seafood, an e-commerce seafood business, and its companion non-profit, the Forever Wild Fund. Kevin is a volunteer with the nation-wide Slow Fish USA movement, and serves on the Slow Food USA Policy Steering Committee and the Slow Food Equity, Inclusion and Justice (EIJ) Working Group, which developed the EIJ Manifesto, https://slowfoodnations.org/equity-inclusion-justice/ Kevin serves on the Policy Council of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, and works with Salmon-Safe, a third-party certifier of fish-supporting land management practices. Kevin represents Salmon-Safe on the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/columbia_river/index.html), serving alongside representatives from many Pacific Northwest Tribes and communities and businesses that rely upon the Columbia River.

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Fisheries & Food Systems Program Manager

TYSON RASOR

Tyson Rasor is helping create a holistic and robust regional food system in the Pacific Northwest by supporting  community-based fishers and fishing communities engaging in sustainable harvest practices through building local markets, connecting to key resources, enabling infrastructure, and addressing supply chain barriers.  With deep experience in coordinating diverse coalitions and partnerships, he consults on the development seafood value chains for coastal communities and coordinating strategies for community-based direct marketing businesses. Tyson has eleven years of experience in working with fishing communities in Morocco and the United States.

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Manager

KERI JOHNS

Keri has two decades of experience in riding the highs and lows of retail from production to warehousing to copywriting. She has implemented new inventory systems, managed annual 60,000+ SKU inventory reconciliations, managed a 35,000 sq. ft. warehouse that included dry food goods, written process manuals, retail advertising copy, and survived many holiday retail seasons shipping wholesale and direct to consumer goods.

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