Meet Sara Morris

Sara Morris joined the Beecher’s Pure Food Kids Foundation as President in March of 2017, bringing 25 years’ experience as an organizational leader in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

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Prior to joining Pure Food Kids, Sara was President and CEO of the Alliance for Education from 2010 to 2016. The Alliance is Seattle’s local education fund and one of the city’s largest education non-profits. In this role, Sara reported to a 30-member Board of Directors and managed a 15-member staff and $5 million annual budget. Bringing together the charitable resources of Seattle’s business and philanthropic community to support more than 53,000 students in Seattle’s public schools, Sara stewarded the organization as an independent voice and external catalyst for change in urban public education. Of note was Sara’s role as co-founder of the nationally recognized Seattle Teacher Residency, a unique partnership between labor, academia, schools and community supporting the selective recruitment and preparation of exceptional teachers dedicated to serving Seattle’s highest poverty students.

Sara began her career as a communications aide in the White House during the Clinton Administration and subsequently held leadership positions in the public and private sectors, including Group Marketing Manager at Amazon.com; Director of Marketing at OVP Venture Partners; Executive Director of TechNet Northwest; and Executive Staff Director to the Superintendent’s Committee for Excellence at Seattle Public Schools.

Sara received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1993 and her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1999. She was named one of Seattle’s "40 Under 40” by the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2003.

From 2007 to 2010 Sara served on the Board of Directors of the Technology Access Foundation and was elected Board President. In 2017 she became a founding board member of Impact Public Schools, a charter management organization serving high-poverty students in Washington State.

Sara lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys hiking, running, cross country skiing, travel, photography and eating real food – and doing all those things with her family.

Meet Lizzie Diehl

After graduating from college Lizzie bicycled across the United States. She found bike touring such a tremendous pleasure, she became a tour guide, and led cycling trips throughout the US and Canada. Traveling, Lizzie observed a wide range of beliefs and practices regarding food and health, and she became curious about the age-old expression “you are what you eat!”

Lizzie earned a master’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University, and is excited to share her expertise and love of food with local students. In addition to teaching, cooking, and bicycling, Lizzie loves learning about wild food plants and exploring local forests and beaches.

 

Meet Chuck McKeever

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Chuck has been an educator for more than four years, doing everything from elementary school ESL in the Marshall Islands to Adult Basic Education in Seattle's low-income communities. When he's not helping turn kids into Food Detectives through the Beecher's Foundation Workshop, he teaches GED prep classes through Seattle Vocational Institute's Learning Center Seattle program.

Chuck became interested in food and nutrition programs in 2016 when he was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, where he discovered just how strong the relationship between input (food) and output (energy) really is in the human body. He and his fiancee are native East Coasters who are going to have an awfully hard time ever leaving Washington.

Meet Kylee Wormuth

Kylee-Jean Wormuth is excited to join the Pure Food Kids team as the newest instructor in New York City. She has worked in nutrition education for the last three years and is in her last semester of coursework (MS Nutrition) on her path to becoming a Registered Dietitian. Kylee started at OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits program where she taught nutrition and physical activity to children and older adults. She then went on to develop her own curriculum and lessons for the parents and children of the Wendy Hilliard Foundation as well as providing nutrition education lessons with the Go!Chefs program through the Children's Aid Society and the CATCH program with City Harvest.

Kylee believes that no person should ever have to suffer from hunger and hopes to one day become a director of a community nutrition and gardening program for children and adults.

Meet Carlee Hoover

Carlee is an Assistant Director of Licensed Programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and works closely with youth between the ages of 5 and 12 years. She has a passion for food and takes her Pure Food Kids knowledge with her everywhere she goes. When she isn’t talking food, she is focused on infusing social emotional learning into her programming.

Her youth development experience makes her a dynamic instructor who is skilled at classroom management. Carlee has the ability to keep youth engaged and excited while ensuring the workshop runs smoothly and teachers are happy.

In her spare time, Carlee loves to stay active and is often off on a camping trip, taking a hike or playing softball where she is the pitcher on her team. Her personality really shines when she is hosting karaoke or performing her favorite show tune. She loves to sing and studied Opera at Sam Houston State University.

She is excited to be an instructor for Pure Foods Kids because it gives her the opportunity to impact the lives of youth by educating and encouraging positive decision making, as well as expanding her knowledge base.

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