FoodHub is led by a talented team with decades of experience on the ground connecting regional food buyers and sellers in the greater Northwest.
We’re tech-savvy but not so enamored with the information superhighway that we don’t stop at farm stands along the way. We know that vibrant food marketplaces are dependent on deep, personal relationships and trust between those who buy and those who sell food.
Don’t hesitate to be in touch with, and rely on, the FoodHub team. Send any of us an email or pick up the phone for a real, live conversation. We’d love to hear from you.
Amanda Oborne is a seasoned marketing professional with expertise in social media, partnership development, and campaign development and execution. Amanda has great experience building member communities. She has a master’s degree in Direct, Database and Digital Marketing from Northwestern University and has worked in a wide variety of industries. However, her real passion is local food. Contact Amanda with inquiries about membership, partnership opportunities or speaking at upcoming events.
Will Moore joins the FoodHub team with 10 years of web development experience. Will's passion is building sites that are 100% intuitive because they were built based on deep user understanding and input. If you've got opinions about how the FoodHub site and tools work, click the Feedback button on any page so Will can read all about it!
Megan Foucht is an Oregon native who learned her first lessons in agriculture from her parents in the forests of the Pacific Northwest and in exploring the bounty of her grandmother’s Central California garden. Megan graduated with a Journalism degree from Northern Arizona University and went on to gain experience in marketing, sales and member services at a non-profit focused on healthy forests and fire-safety. At FoodHub Megan is responsible for helping grow the FoodHub universe by attracting a broad array of professional food buyers and producers. Contact Megan with questions about joining FoodHub.
Stacey Sobell is the Farm to School Coordinator for Ecotrust and the Western Lead for the National Farm to School Network. At Ecotrust, Stacey researches, evaluates, promotes and advocates for farm to school programs at local, state and regional levels so that schools can feature healthy, regionally-sourced products in their cafeterias, incorporate nutrition-based curriculum in all academic disciplines, and provide students with experiential agriculture and food-based learning opportunities. Contact Stacey if you have questions related to the farm to school aspects and functionality of FoodHub.
Deborah Kane is the vice president of Food & Farms at Ecotrust in Portland, Oregon. Prior to joining Ecotrust, she ran an independent consulting business specializing in sustainable food and farming and served as the executive director of Food Alliance, one of the nation’s leading certification organizations for environmentally friendly and socially responsible agricultural practices. In 2003, Deborah was appointed by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to the Oregon Sustainability Board, where she served one term. More recently, she was named one of the “10 most inspiring people in sustainable food” by Fast Company magazine and awarded a prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food & Society Policy Fellowship in recognition of her exceptional communications accomplishments. Deborah led the creation of FoodHub through business planning, concept and design. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of its execution and ensuring its success. Contact Deborah with inquires related to business development, bringing FoodHub to your area or making an investment in FoodHub.
ISITE Design is an interactive agency serving global clients from their home office in Portland, Oregon and satellite offices in Dallas, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts. ISITE was selected through an open, competitive request-for-proposal process to build and maintain FoodHub. ISITE brings industry insight to the table, having worked with organizations including Farm Aid and Melissa’s Produce. ISITE has also amassed deep technological expertise developing enterprise solutions and complex media delivery for clients including Siemens, MTV, Ringor, MIT and Zipcar.
We offer a special thank you to the many volunteers and interns who have given their time and talents to FoodHub.
Ecotrust’s mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates social equity, economic opportunity and environmental well-being. Our Food & Farms program works to improve public understanding of agriculture and the challenges it faces and increase the market share of regionally grown, processed and manufactured foods. Whether by introducing a farmer to a chef or a food processor to an institutional buyer, Ecotrust is a trusted “benevolent broker” that has been making connections between food producers and food buyers in the greater Northwest for a decade.
While Ecotrust’s efforts to promote regional food have extended across all product categories and types of buyers, we are nationally known for our ability to develop the school food cafeteria as a viable market for local foods. We envision a time in the not-too-distant future when all children know that milk comes from cows before it reaches the grocery store. Through publication of the award-winning quarterly magazine Edible Portland, we tell the often overlooked stories of our regional food system and instill in local eaters a sense of place and a taste of home.