Our Leadership Team

Co-student Directors

Sara Goranowski, is a junior at the College of Saint Benedict.  She is a Psychology major, Hispanic Studies minor, and is Pre-Occupational Therapy.  She is from the small town of Welch which is right next to Red Wing.  Her hobbies include volunteering, reading, and spending time with friends and family.  Her favorite foods include peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pizza, and cheese tortellini.  She is also involved in the Bonner Leader Program at CSB/SJU.  She joined Community Kitchen because she loved the dual component of reducing food waste while also helping community members facing food insecurity. She hopes to gain an even greater passion for serving others and some awesome new experiences and opportunities.

Pete Johnson is a junior student at Saint John's University and is a political science major. His favorite food is a Minnesotan classic, the Juicy Lucy, or anything that has to do with meat. Some of his hobbies include fishing, fantasy sports leagues, and anything outdoors. He is also a member of the Johnnie football team and the Bonner Leader Program at CSB/SJU. He joined Community Kitchen because he believes everyone deserves to have access to sustainable food, and that we must help other members in our community. He hopes to make great connections with the community and to gain a better understanding of those living around us.

Gabbie Harvey is a pre-med English major at the College of Saint Benedict. She believes working with Community Kitchen is an incredible opportunity to work towards multiple facets of social justice-eliminating hunger, reducing food waste, and creating solidarity within the community and also to get to know her classmates in other majors and years. Gabbie's favorite foods are spicy foods, particularly buffalo chicken with ranch. While studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria during Fall 2016, Gabbie also came to appreciate the wonder that is Wiener Schnitzel. Gabbie enjoys painting, cooking, reading, and cringe-worthy puns.

Operations Leaders

Skylar Peyton is a senior environmental studies major, biology minor with a passion to make a difference. A professional napper by trade, she also has a love for the outdoors, Netflix, and service. Being OL for Community Kitchen is a big deal to her because she sees a huge connection between sustainability and social justice with the program. By taking uneaten food and redistributing it, she believes we are not only limiting our footprint at CSB but also helping  to make a difference in the local community. 

Jamie McCarthy is a senior English major excited to finally be on campus! Her favorite food is the glamorous potato, especially curly fries. She is a hopeless Netflix devotee, and not overly bothered by the amount of shows she's watched. Okay, maybe a little bothered. Besides spending her time watching Tangled for the millionth time, there is nothing she loves to do more than meet people. She picked Community Kitchen as a way to connect with people who both share her love of service and who each have an incredibly interesting story that she would like to hear. 

Erin Boggs is a senior, Psychology major and Nutrition minor.  Her favorite foods are Sesame Chicken and anything Italian. She enjoys traveling, doing volunteer work, and her dog. The reason she decided to be an Operations Leader for Community Kitchen is to help make a difference with hunger in our St. Joseph community.  She hopes to bring a smile to the faces she meets in the community and help Community Kitchen grow and serve more people.

Alexandria Daggett is a senior Hispanic Studies major and Pre-med student.  She is a bit of an obsessive studier but when she finds some free time, she loves to get outside and be active.  She is a student campus minister and a part of the Spirituality and Social Justice Team.  She loves her job!  She is excited for the chance to make new friends and continue finding ways to get involved in the CSB/SJU community.  She loves being a part of Community Kitchen because it gives her a chance to serve with fellow Bennies and Johnnies while addressing a need in the local community. 

Hosanna Fortmeyer is from Fairview, Kansas.  She is a senior majoring in Nutrition-Dietetics, and she loves anything related to food and nutrition! There are so many delicious foods and recipes out there, that she is unable to pick a favorite... she loves anything her mom makes!  Some CSB/SJU activities that she is a part besides Community Kitchen include Nutrition Club, Global Health Affairs, Students for Life, volleyball and basketball intramurals.  She is an Operations Leader because she really supports the purpose of Community Kitchen and wants to contribute to its success.  By redistributing excess food, Community Kitchen is on example of a solution that addresses both the problems of food waste and food insecurity. We need a lot more efforts like this in our society today!

Chelsea Schwarzkopf is a senior. Her hometown is Geneseo, Illinois near the border of Iowa.  She is a double major in Communication and Oboe Performance. My favorite food is sushi and fried rice.  On campus she is involved in Orchestra, Communication Club, HR Club, and she occasionally writes for The Record. Community Kitchen is a way for her to volunteer while spending time with people. As an Orientation Leader, she hopes to gain skills such as leadership and volunteering. 

Laura McDermott is a senior Nutrition Dietetics major from Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Her favorite food is mango. She enjoys being outside, playing sports, and good food! She is involved with Benco swimming, intramural sports, club volleyball, and volunteers where she can. She is involved with Community Kitchen because she thinks that this is a great way to get involved with the community outside of St. Ben's and also an awesome way to learn more about some of the challenges that people face regarding food and nutrition.

Maddie Krumel is a junior English major.  She loves puppies, veggies, and babies.  In the future, she plans to teach high school and go on lots of adventures.  She believes Community Kitchen is an awesome program and is happy she works with them through CSB Campus Ministry where she is on the Spirituality and Social Justice Team.  She is also a part of the Bonner Leader Program and the Peer Resource Program here at the wonderful College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.

Sarah Dischinger is a junior double major in Theology and Gender Studies.  Her hometown is Coon Rapids, Minnesota.  Her hobbies include reading, going to concerts, and hanging out with friends.  Her favorite food is popcorn.  Sarah is involved on campus as a Campus Minister for Spirituality and Social Justice and through being a member of the Hynes Scholars Program.  She joined Community Kitchen because she wanted new volunteer experiences and she believes this program is awesome!