Our Staff

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

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.

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. Anna became a full-time employee in 2015 when GoFarm was awarded funding from the Colorado Health Foundation. 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).

Natalie Fioretti

Local Food Share Manager and Farmer Liaison

Natalie grew up horseback riding in Western Massachusetts where she was constantly surrounded by ranches and farmland. As a young girl she would often volunteer to help work on these farms. This background led her to participate in the program “World Wide Organization of Organic Farmers” (WWOOF), where she homesteaded on a vineyard and produce farm in Northern California. Through the experiences she gained on the farm and her studies in Environmental Humanities, Natalie grew an immense passion for the sustainable food system. She now works closely with the farmers who support GoFarm to create a viable business and source their produce to communities in need. She believes strongly in the importance of affordable, local and healthy food and feels honored to help both the farmer and the community in the efforts to create a sustainable food system.

*FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Certified

Lindsey Hoffman

Marketing and Community Relations 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, Lindsey loves to hike, camp, swing dance, go to bluegrass concerts, and spend time with family and friends!

Jess Soulis

Community 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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Our values are at the core of everything we do:

Collaboration

Innovation and Transformation

Respect

Accountability

Eco-Responsibility

Passion

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GoFarm works to strengthen the local food system and build healthier communities. Through our three program areas (Farmer Assistance, Local Food Share, and Community Access) we support local, beginning, farmers, train/mentor aspiring farmers, and make healthy food more affordable and accessible to the community.

Through our Local Food Share program, community members sign up for a season of local, sustainable produce, and get to learn all about the food and the farmers throughout the growing season. You can sign up for the Local Food Share here.

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