Board of Directors
Support Service Specialist
Ann Morse - Executive Director
Ann has been an active member of the Durango community for the last 15 years. She owned and managed the Lost Dog Bar and Lounge in downtown Durango for 11 years. Ann then was an Executive Assistant/Project Manager at Axis Health System before serving as the Director of the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store. Originally from Virginia, she possesses a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Economics from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Ann brings strong leadership and business savvy to her position at Manna, and enjoys sharing the importance and value of Manna's mission with the community. To reach Ann, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 385-5095 ext. 7.
Heather Hinsley - Culinary Manager
Inspired by family cooks and bakers, Heather began tinkering with family recipes at a young age. With over 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, she has earned recognition as an artist through her presentation of food, both sweet and savory. Heather is a graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and has been teaching cooking, baking, and cake decorating classes and facilitating using food as art with nonprofit organizations for over 20 years. She enjoys combining her love of food with the visual arts and developing edible art. She hopes to bring her passion for food and art along with her many years of real-world experience in the culinary field to Manna’s Culinary Program. To reach Heather, please email her at email@example.com or call (970) 385-5095 ext. 4.
Erika Morin - Support Service Specialist
Erika spent several years in college volunteering at a soup kitchen, an experience which helped solidify her desire to serve others. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in geography/urban & regional planning, she began her career in city planning through internships with the City of Gainesville, Florida. There, she had the opportunity to cut her teeth in local government before deciding to relocate to Durango to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. She then came to Manna and, as Manna’s Support Service Specialist, Erika aims to lend a supportive ear in a respectful environment in the hopes of helping each of Manna's clients achieve their goals. To reach Erika, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 385-5095 ext. 3.
Aaron Marshall - Manager
Colorado native Aaron Marshall has been a part of the Durango community more than 10 years and brings a wide variety of skills to his role as Manager of the soup kitchen. He earned his degree in business management at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. An outdoor enthusiast, Aaron shares his passion for challenge, exploration, and growth as a certified snowboard instructor, trainer, and coordinator of the Snowboard Outreach Society program for Purgatory Resort. He honed his inter-personnel and leadership skills through his work in customer service, substitute teaching, child care, and restaurant management. Aaron brings enthusiasm, vision, and desire to serve others to Manna and a commitment to the Durango community to provide a safe, nurturing environment for everyone to enjoy and grow. To reach Aaron, please email him at email@example.com or call (970) 385-5095 ext. 6.
Seanan Culloty - Chef/Manager
Originally from Traverse City, Michigan, Seanan earned his culinary degree from the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Drawn to the Rockies due to his love of the outdoors, he relocated to Colorado before eventually settling in Durango, where he has worked in several restaurants, including seven years as the executive chef at local Durango favorite Ken & Sue’s. Seanan enjoys being part of an organization that is making a difference and hopes to bring outstanding, high quality food to Manna while being of service to the community he loves. To reach Seanan, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 385-5095 ext. 5.
Pam Gibson - Facility Assistant
Pam was a longtime volunteer at Manna before becoming a staff member. She also spent time helping at the Denver Rescue Mission. Generally, there’s someone within an organization who wears many hats and at Manna, it’s Pam. From coordinating the student backpack program that offers meals for food insecure children to stocking goods and looking after facility upkeep, Pam’s the all-around employee who gets things done. She brings to her role at Manna a listening ear and desire to help those in need. Tackling problems and finding solutions together is what she strives to do at Manna. No matter what’s being called for, she’s always willing to lend a hand.
Cathy Alfandre - Facility Assistant
Cathy's 20 years in the food service industry began when she realized she had a knack for feeding large groups of people volunteering at her daughter's school art show. This led her to open Durango's first catering food truck, RoadRunner Catering, which she operated from 1997 to 2007. She then went on to become the Chef/Innkeeper at the former Lightner Creek Inn. Then, as Durango's first fromager, she helped established the gourmet cheese department at City Market. In the Manna kitchen, Cathy gains satisfaction from serving those who are serving others, which happens when she is able to facilitate the enthusiasm of volunteer cooks of all levels so that their experience is positive and they feel invested in Manna's mission.