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.

Brana

Brana was born in Serbia and moved to the US with her family as a teenager. She and her husband moved to North Idaho in January of 2021 and love their new community. Brana has worked in the food bank world for the past six years, and truly enjoys working with all the people that are involved with the food bank including the guests, volunteers, donors, staff members and everybody else. Brana has also played table tennis (yes, ping pong) at a competitive level in Serbia and in the US. If you want to challenge her, just call the food bank and we will set something up. In addition to this, Brana and her husband own a soap company and make silly and educational videos.

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
Bubba Nelson

John “Bubba” Nelson,  has been in Warehouse Management for 20 years.  He has been living in the Northwest for over 5 years and can’t think of any other place he’d rather be.  Other than his son, Gavin, Bubba’s favorite things are: fishing, the outdoors, and the San Francisco 49ers.  “What I love most about working at the Food Bank are the volunteers and the non-profits we work with.  You can’t really have a bad day around here when you see all the good everyone is doing”.

Jeff Eastwood

Jeff Eastwood, our Grocery Rescue driver, moved to Coeur d’Alene Idaho in 2007 from Southern California. He has a beautiful nine-year-old son who absolutely loves hockey and the Spokane Chiefs. Jeff feels blessed to have a job where he gets to drive, work with food, and help people. That’s what Jeff is all about. Additionally, he helped start a club called B.A.T.A.A., Bikers Against Teen Addiction and Abuse. Jeff says “I love helping my community; I love my family, my club, and my Harley-Davidson.” He’s kind of the next big deal.

Miles Butler

Miles came to the Food Bank as a volunteer at the beginning of the pandemic. For three months, Miles faithfully volunteered at the food bank, averaging 24-30 hours every week. By the end of June, we were so impressed with Miles’ responsibility and dependability that we offered him a job. Miles assists in our warehouse, specializing in freezer and inventory management. Miles also works closely with our Food Share partners, fulfilling their frozen food and large quantity dry goods needs. Miles acknowledges it was his internal drive to help him get his job.

Matt Richards

Matt, our new Facilities Manager, has lived in North Idaho for most of his life and raised his three children here.  Matt started at the food bank over 20 years ago as a volunteer.  A certified welder by trade, he has blessed the food bank since he first walked through the doors.  Matt loves knowing he’s doing something that benefits the community and working with our great volunteers.  He’s kind of a big deal!.