About Us

 As a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, Cultivate is devoted to ending the cycle of hunger in the local communities of northern Indiana by providing a food rescue service.

Our mission is to build a local network of food suppliers with the goal of providing wholesome meals so no one in our community goes hungry.

Join with us to provide food to the most vulnerable in our community. Your donations and volunteer time are invaluable to changing lives in northern Indiana.

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Meet the Staff

Randy Z President Cultivate

Randy Z

Co-Founder, Director of Operations & Executive Chef

 RandyZ@cultivateculinary.com

Jim Conklin Cultivate Executive Director

Jim Conklin

President & Co-Founder

JimC@cultivateculinary.com

Randy Z President Cultivate

Todd Zeltwanger

Director of Fund Development

ToddZ@cultivateculinary.com

Randy Z President Cultivate

Christine Germann

Associate Director of Planning & Marketing

ChrisG@cultivateculinary.com

Jim Conklin Cultivate Executive Director

Lainie Holland

Project Coordinator

LainieH@cultivateculinary.com

Randy Z President Cultivate

Shelly Alwine

Volunteer Services & Special Events Coordinator

ShellyA@cultivateculinary.com

Jim Conklin Cultivate Executive Director

Bob Herbert

Food Sourcing Agent

BobH@cultivateculinary.com

Jim Conklin Cultivate Executive Director

Greg Myszak

Food Rescue Driver

GregM@cultivateculinary.com

Jim Conklin Cultivate Executive Director

Rich Kolczynski

Food Rescue Driver

Jim Conklin Cultivate Executive Director

Kevin Guenther

Chef

KevinG@cultivateculinary.com

Laura McNally | Communications & Education Coordinator

Laura McNally

Communications & Education Coordinator

LauraM@cultivateculinary.com

Derek Conklin | Fund Development & Operations Intern

Derek Conklin

Fund Development & Operations Intern

LauraM@cultivateculinary.com

Board Members

Troy Holland

Board President

Regional Audit Leader
RSM

Tom Edgerton

Vice President

Retired
Edgerton Travel Service

Steve Hunter

Vice President
Quality Dining, Inc.

Hugh Johnson

Chief Fire Starter
J2 Marketing

Joan McClendon

Associate Director of Experiential Learning & Leadership Development
University of Notre Dame

Rachel Rawls

County Extension Director and Agricultural & Natural Resources Educator
Purdue Extension- St. Joseph County

Jessica Brookshire

Senior Program Director, Office of Clinical Partnerships
University of Notre Dame

Bill Zimmer

Retired
TSI Technology Group

Amanda Zaluckyj

Attorney at Law
Jones Obenchain, LLP

Grant Hellwarth

Partner
Actioncoach One

Byron Chartier

Vice President- Quality
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