A staff of heroes committed to serving our community.

Leslie Orth
Leslie Orth

As Director, Leslie oversees the operations of the Food Bank. Leslie has received her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Communications and has worked in the non-profit world for the past 10 years. She is a certified trainer through Circles USA and is certified in Emergency Mental Health Crises Management. Leslie and her husband, Rob, who have 6 adult children, moved to Idaho in February 2015 and are enjoying living in the most beautiful place on earth.

Willi Buerge

Our Executive Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator, Willi, is a native of North Idaho. She studied administration at NIC and has a passion for non-profit work. She worked for the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce for 6 years before joining the Food Bank Team. No one is a stranger to Willi and she is always available to answer questions or share a smile. The joy of her life is her son, David, who lives in Salem, Oregon. “Life is too short to not enjoy what you do.”

Willi Buerge
Lori Weaver
Lori Weaver

With over thirteen years of non-profit experience under her belt, Lori joined the Post Falls Food Bank family in the Fall of 2014.  As Client Services and Resource Specialist Lori enjoys working directly with the Food Bank Guests each day. Originally from Texas, Lori is raising her two children in Post Falls. “I love what I do and who I share it with every day at our food bank home!”.

Holly Forshee

Holly has lived, worked, and raised her family in Kootenai County for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Lewis Clark State College with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and an LSW license.  The food bank benefited from Holly’s volunteer services for 6 months before she joined the food bank team as  Market Coordinator.   Holly believes strongly in the mission of the Post Falls Food Bank,  and in helping her neighbors in Kootenai County.  Part of Holly’s job is overseeing the volunteers who help out in the market for which Holly is so grateful.  “The volunteers are amazing and we wouldn’t be here without them and their dedication.”

Holly Forshee
Dawn Workman
Dawn Workman

Dawn is our grocery rescue driver, picking up thousands of pounds of donated food each day. Dawn began her journey with the food bank as a volunteer driver and later joined the staff in 2016. She has lived in North Idaho for over 20 years and loves it here. Her educational background is in Business Administration, studying at North Idaho College and Lewis Clark State College. She has most recently worked in property management and as a self-employed business owner over the years. Dawn is proud to be part of an organization that is a valuable resource to the community. She enjoys helping others and connecting with the community.

Deb Pumarejo

Deborah Pumarejo, our warehouse manager, has lived all over the western United States but is delighted to call the inland northwest her forever home. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in psychology. Deborah worked for a non-profit for 6 years and it instilled a passion for working with volunteers and connecting people with others and necessary services. She lives in Spokane Valley with her husband, Jabriel, son Montana, a dog, two cats, five chickens, and a rooster. “I love the mission of the food bank and how meaningfully it affects the community; I am blessed to be part of this organization.”

Deb Pumarejo