Meet our Board

Nancy Jones | President

A valley resident since July of 2012, Nancy joined the Board in December 2014.She began serving the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank in February of 2014 working in various roles: distribution line, front desk, office assistant, resource coordinator and now as Volunteer Coordinator and Board Member. Nancy’s previous volunteering experience includes the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, DAWN (a domestic abuse network), Catholic Community Services (building a communal kitchen for their Titusville Interim Housing) , Auburn Youth Services (assisting in the remodel of their teen housing), United Nations Foundation (a member of the Shot@Life team delivering childhood immunizations in Uganda), PlanUSA (providing entrepreneurial training to women in the Dominican Republic), UNICEF (participating in an education project for girls in Myanmar in January 2015) and local opportunities in her community. She previously held the position of a Boeing Customer Relations Manager and brings volunteer training, event planning, organizational, leadership and fundraising skills. Nancy seeks to reach out and help our clients reach their goal of independence. She supports offering assistance - whether it be food, resources, helping with DSHS issues, or just listening, to the clients, as needed.

 

Why I'm serving on the Board: 

Hungry people are not the problem, hunger is!  I want to do what I can to alleviate hunger from our community. I don’t want people to have to worry about feeding their families so I will do my best to reach out and help our clients to the best of my ability. Serving on the board gives me an opportunity to make a difference and help the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank continue

to serve our community.

Sharon Augenstein | Vice President

A valley resident since 2005, Sharon has been a Volunteer fighting against hunger since moving to the Valley and is one of the founding Board members of Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.  She comes to us with previous Board member and volunteer experience at the North Bend Senior Center, Corner of Love Mission, Team Russia Mission, The Boeing Classic, Lake Washington Institute of Technology and a Rotarian since 1999.  Sharon brings to the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, 37 years in the field of Education, retiring with the distinction of College President Emeritus. She has held various organizational positions: secretary, treasurer offices, and numerous leadership roles.  She also has been active in various committees, fund raising, hosting exchange students and completing several missions since moving to Washington.  Sharon’s background in Planning, Organizing and Administration of a large organization, managing and working well with people will all be assets in her role with the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.

 

Why I’m serving on the Board: To carry out the Mission of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank by helping our Neighbors in our Community.

Bob Cole | Treasurer

A valley resident since 2007, Bob joined thet Board in November, 2014.  He began serving the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank in September by helping to unload the "Tuesday" truck.  He comes to the Board with a strong business and resource development background.  As a child he grew up in Ecuador, South America, where his parents were missionaries and he is bi-lingual.  He served five years in the United States Air Force.  He did his undergraduate work at Seattle Pacific University and his graduate work at the University of Portland.  He worked 21 years at Columbia Gorge Community College focusing on resource development.  He was self-employed for 15 years and now uses that experience to promote economic development, financial management, and resource development.  From 2007-2012 he was the Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Snoqualmie.  His other volunteer services include church, the Issaquah Singers and supporting six grandchildren here in the valley. 

 

Why I'm serving on the Board: To help feed the hungry in the Snoqualmie Valley.  To support the many volunteers at the food bank and to assist in distributing the food that is provided by so many generous individuals, businesses, and government organizations.  

 

Bob Keeton | Secretary

Employed as Police Officer with the City of Snoqualmie for the past 27 years, currently holding the position of Sergeant.  A native of Washington state and a valley resident since 2003.  A member of Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church. Explorer Learning for Life Post 2005 Advisor since 2012.  Founding member and current President of SECAST a volunteer group assisting the City of Snoqualmie with emergency communications during times of disaster or large planned events. 

Why I’m serving on the Board:  I am interested in the SVFB as a valuable resource for the diverse citizens who call Snoqualmie Valley home. 
I would like to see the Board continue to lead the SVFB forward in a manner that will best serve their clients.  As I have spent the last 27 years managing with dignity and respect all the people who call the Snoqualmie Valley home.  I have formed a varied network of resources to connect community members in need with organizations who can provide assistance.  I feel I have a unique perspective that I can bring to the SVFB board

 

​​Sherry Sparling | Director
A valley resident and a volunteer since 2010, Sherry became a board member in October 2014. She has filled positions of distribution, reception desk and night supervisor at the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank -and even acted in Night on a Dark Trail, which benefits the food bank. Sherry serves on the Doorways Committee at Cascade Covenant Church, has been a 4-H leader, a PR Representative on the Council of her former church and was President and Vice President of the PTA of her children’s elementary school. She wants to help make the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank more visible in the community and help educate the community of the vital role it plays here in our valley.Sherry wants to raise more funds to help promote new projects and support this valuable asset.She is currently an Office Manager for Alta Services, Inc and previously held positions of bookkeeper, instructional assistant and real estate agent. Sherry has a degree in Animal Science and also studied Business Math.She brings valuable skills to the board and experience in running a business and working with the public.

 

Why I’m serving on the Board: In 2010 my husband lost his job and this food bank was here for me and my family. I have served this food bank ever since.I started out helping with distribution then I moved to serve at the reception desk.When one of our supervisor’s husband took ill, I filled in and have been the evening supervisor ever since.I truly believe in what this food bank does and have seen firsthand how it helps the people of this community including myself.Without it, I don’t know how I would have fed my family.I want to help those in need who helped me and if I can contribute how it affected my life and be a witness for this food bank to help gain support and keep it going then I will have done something to pay it forward in my lifetime.

Jill Toft | Director
A Washington native and a valley resident since 2002, Jill became acquainted with the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank through our local Rotary, volunteering for the President’s Cup and gathering food for the Summer program.   For the last 20 years, she has focused on raising her children ages 17, 15 and 4.5 as well as working as a Professional American Sign Language Interpreter around the Puget Sound Area.  Over the years Jill has helped at her children’s school in the classroom and various PTSA events. She had the privilege of Serving with Habitat for Humanity as CO-Chair on the Family Selection Committee. In this position, Jill was involved with interviewing families, walking them through the process and making recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Why I’m serving on the Board:  Grateful for all I have and God’s provision for me. It’s an honor for me to be part of this Board. I love the heart of the SVFB, it offers hope.  I’m eager to play a role in helping to meet community members' urgent need by providing food in addition to partnering individuals and families with local resources so they can see beyond their current situation and tap into their potential.

 

Cindy Altheide | Director

A valley resident since 1992, Cindy has been a food bank Volunteer for several years and one of the founding Board members of the SVFB.  She is involved in music, hospitality and fundraising for her church, Community Hot Meals and is a strong proponent for United Way as well as other causes that help improve lives for others.  Through her role as a Loaned Executive to United Way of King County (2012), she was exposed to different non-profit businesses and a variety of fundraising approaches.  Cindy comes to us with over 25 years of experience as a Real Estate Lending Executive and participation in committees on corporate documents and policies.  Her broad experience spans operations management, training, HR policy administration, strategic planning and marketing.  Cindy’s strong organizational skills, advocating for solutions and mobilizing cross-functional support for projects will all be assets in her role with the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.  She is interested in short term and long term development plans for the food bank.

Why I’m serving on the Board: To help impact the lives of others in a positive way.  To put my skills and talents to use in my community.  To help show the love of Christ working through Christian and non-Christian community organizations united in one cause.

Krista Oppie| Director

A Seattle native and Pastor at Mt Si Lutheran Church in North Bend, Krista joins the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank as Director.  Previously,  she was the Pastor of Bethany Lutheran in Elmira, NY and a Synod Council Member focusing on mission and socially responsible investment teams.  Krista has served to train congregations in Strategic Mission Planning and was on the Upstate NY Synod Council of the ELCA.  She attended the University of San Diego for her undergraduate degree in Theology and Religious Studies and earned her Master's (MDiv) from Luther Seminary in St Paul, MN.  Krista's previous volunteering experience includes serving as a youth for the Seattle Compass Center and with the NWWA Synod Hunger Team.  She also served as a missionary doing human rights work in the Philippines, El Salvador, and Mexico.  

 

Why I’m serving on the Board: I am committed to serving North Bend and feel a particular call to serve those who find themselves in need of the most basic of necessities; food.  The congregation I serve is equally engaged and committed to seeing the hungry fed and the causes of hunger rooted out so that all living in the valley can live without the fear and worry of what to feed themselves and their families. 

Cae Morgan | Director

 

Bio will be posted soon

Meet our Staff

Nikki Lloyd | Executive Director

A North Bend resident, Nikki has served as a youth leader with Cascade Covenant Church, for the past seven years. Her background in Spanish Teaching and Elementary Education has taken her into leadership roles at Encompass, where she was the Manager of Family Support Services, and Newport Covenant Christian Preschool, where she served as Director. She brings a wealth of skills from her experience in legal, HR, and community involvement.

 

Why I am serving: I know SVFB to be a pillar of our community. I have a deep desire to be connected and involved in the community where I live. I believe that food is a beautiful and sacred vehicle to this connection.

An Wynants | Operations Manager

A Valley resident since 2016, An moved from Belgium in 2016 and has been volunteering at the food bank since 2017. An worked for 18 years as a Math-teacher in 7th and 8th grade and as an administrator for the boarding school connected to the school she was teaching. In Belgium she was volunteering at the local Red Cross department. She loves being in the valley because of the cozy feeling it has compared to a big city and because of the amazing nature, where she can hike with her husband and their dog.

Why I am serving:  I started volunteering a half year after moving to the USA. I think it is a perfect way to get involved in the local community. The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank is a great place to work, clients are so grateful, and it’s an honor to work with so many dedicated volunteers.

  

Pamela Saito | Client Services Specialist

A Sammamish resident for the past 11 years, Pam has been the Client Services Specialist since November 2019. She previously worked for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank for 6.5 years. Working daily with our most vulnerable community members, which included homeless, low income families and senior citizens to ensure they had the resources that they needed. Highly compassionate and sensitive to client situations and needs with a non-judgmental attitude has helped Pam gain the trust of the clients.