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The FoCo Cafe Board of Directors is comprised of members of our local community who are passionate about the cause and come from many diverse backgrounds. We currently have two open board positions and are always accepting applications. Board terms are 3 years with options to renew. Board membership requires attendance of the monthly meeting and various committee meetings. The full requirements are contained in the board application document.
Time commitment is estimated at 3-4 hours per month. Interested community members should complete the Board Info and Application. If you have questions about the board function or joining, please contact Moses@fococafe.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest!
Moses Horner, Board Chair
Owner, Horner Painting
Moses Horner is the owner of Horner Painting, which he started at 24 and has grown steadily over the last 20 years. Today, Horner Painting is one of the largest residential painting contractors in Northern Colorado with 30+ team members. His wife Sara helped build the business for 17 years and is now pursuing her own career as a realtor with The Group Inc. Their two children, Jake (23) and Macy (21) are out of the house, leaving Moses with time to share his business knowledge and experience to give back. Moses chose to be on the board at the FoCo Cafe because he has a passion for working with people experiencing homelessness and believes in the cafe’s mission to build community. Moses enjoys all things outdoors, especially biking, snowboarding, and surfing.
Date elected: May 2019| Term: 2-year term, with 2 possible renewals
Noah Hutchison, Vice Chair
Executive Director, Antioch Community Church
Noah was born and raised in Georgia, moved to Texas for college, and always loved traveling to Colorado. With years of experience in executive leadership in non-profit work, Noah and his family embarked on a new opportunity to move to Fort Collins in 2015, where he completed his Master’s in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Government. Noah has been involved in community activism which can be seen in his 2019 campaign for District 2 City Council in Fort Collins. With a desire to continue his leadership and impact the community in a positive way, he was led to the board of FoCo Cafe. Noah currently serves as the Executive Director of Antioch, a local church in the heart of Fort Collins. Noah has always had a passion for helping the community, especially at the crossroads where all people can meet, which is one of the many reasons he loves serving on this board. Noah has an amazing wife, 3 kids, and loves this community!
Date elected: July 2019| Term: 3-year term, with 2 possible renewals
David Kovach, Board Member
Founder, FoCo Legal Services
Dave is an attorney and former CPA with degrees from Ohio State and Georgetown Law. On his first visit to Fort Collins, he fell in love and never left! He’s lived in Fort Collins for five years now, working with Goodwill and Colorado State University before founding FoCo Legal Services in 2018. Today, he provides legal aid with a focus on affordable housing issues and elder law. He also moonlights as a landscaper and part-time chef. Before having one of life’s little wake-up calls in 2012, Dave performed audits with Ernst & Young—but life is short and public service and healthy living are now his priority. During law school, Dave earned Georgetown’s highest honors for Pro Bono service, volunteering with the Public Defender’s Office, the Probate Resource Center, and the Landlord-Tenant Resource Center at the DC Superior Court. He also served as Legal Counsel for the Elderly, the DC Long-Term Care Ombudsman, AARP, and provided free tax services on Saturdays. Prior to graduation, he spent a semester in Georgetown’s Environmental Law Clinic. Dave currently serves on the Fort Collins Senior Advisory Board. In his free time, you can find him supporting local brewers, playing basketball, or riding trails at Coyote Ridge.
Date Elected: October 2019 2-year term, with 2 possible renewals
Tracy Powell, Secretary
Branch Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Tracy was born and raised in Northern Colorado and moved back to Fort Collins after earning her Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Business and Mass Communication. Continuing her education, Tracy recently earned a Master’s in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Innovative Change Management from Colorado State University. Tracy has a great deal of experience in the restaurant industry and is excited that her local community has the FoCo Café available to them. Her leadership journey began as a teller with Wells Fargo. After 8 years of hard work and dedication, Tracy is now a Branch Manager for the company. She is diligent and devoted to helping guide and lead others in the financial industry and assisting customers in their financial success. She has served as a Wells Fargo United Way Ambassador for the last 5 years and is a member of the Northern Colorado Volunteer Chapter. Tracy has always had a passion for volunteering and helping her community, which is one of the many reasons she is so delighted to serve on this board. In her free time, you can find her nose in a book, exercising, traveling the world with friends and family, or playing with her cat, Charlie.
Date elected: February 2019 | Term: 2-year term, with 2 possible renewals
Paul Garcia, Treasurer
Accountant, Geyer & Associates CPAs P.C.
Paul is a local Accountant and Business Coach with offices in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor. He focuses his efforts on helping business owners become more successful across the United States and other countries. His experiences include founding non-profits, technology, and general industry companies along with counseling and co-op learning centers. Paul is excited to bring his vast experience to the FoCo Cafe Board.
Date elected: July 2019 | Term: 3-year term, with 2 possible renewals
Johanna Bishop, Board Member
Wellness Specialist, Greeley-Evans School District
Johanna was born and raised in Iowa and found her way to Colorado in 2011. She moved to Denver to be a full-time volunteer with DOOR Network while starting the path to become a Registered Dietitian. While living in Denver, Johanna served as the Urban Education Manager at a food pantry and hosted youth groups from all over the country. Her job was to help shine a light on issues of poverty and empower youth to be active in their own communities. She spent a year working at The SAME Cafe, Denver’s original “pay what you can” style restaurant, learning to make pizza, soup, and salad. Johanna holds a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Colorado State University and is a credential Registered Dietitian working for the Greeley-Evans School District. Johanna was first introduced to the FoCo Cafe at church and began volunteering during graduate. In her free time, she is an avid home-baker, hiker, and kayaker. She is excited to bring her nutrition and non-profit experience to the FoCo Cafe to support the mission of the cafe and help care for our community. Love people, feed them tasty food.
Date Elected: October 2019|Term: 2-year term, 2 possible renewals
Chris Schneider, Board Member
Community Relations Manager, Senior Helpers
Chris was born and raised in Fort Collins by my parents who were both educators in Poudre School District and also natives to this beautiful town. Her professional journey has been anything but typical, ranging from working as a Business Analyst at Harley-Davidson headquarters and Colorado State University. With a desire to wake up feeling like she was contributing to the greater good, she decided to leave work as a Business Analyst to follow in her parent’s footsteps in obtaining a Master of Education in Educational Leadership. From there she began teaching at Rocky Mountain High School and is now serving as the Community Relations Manager for Senior Helpers, a company providing in-home care for seniors in our community. She specializes in utilizing her hometown roots to collaborate with community partners in supporting the amazing individuals and organizations that make up Northern Colorado. Chris has an ingrained desire to impact people in positive ways and is personally committed to keeping Fort Collins a close-knit town where neighbors help and support each other, which is why serving FoCo Café is of huge importance. In addition, her 11-year old son began serving meals at FoCo Café as a volunteer, which has been a meaningful experience for him…now she needs to get the other three to do the same! Chris is thrilled and honored to be a part of this amazing non-profit and wonderful community!
Date elected: July 2019 | Term: 3-year term, with 2 possible renewals
Mallory Garneau (Ex Officio)
Executive Director, FoCo Cafe
Mallory is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a minor in International Development. She has a passion for empowerment, education, and travel. She is an adventurer, a motivator, and a people person. Mallory has worked as an English teacher in Thailand, completed community engagement social work projects in South Africa, and has over 10 years of experience working in restaurants and customer service. She now oversees all operations of FoCo Cafe.