Staff & Board of Directors

Staff

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Tony Madone Jr.

Tony Madone Jr., Founder, Executive Director & Project Manager

Tony has been farming for over 40 years, almost all of his adult life. He has owned and operated several large-scale farming operations in Cañon City, Colorado and Twin Falls, Idaho. A native of Cañon City, Tony has been in Salida for the past 25 years. He has owned and operated machine shops and heavy equipment repair shops and has significant skills in repairing the equipment Colorado Farm To Table uses, in addition to his considerable farming skills. Tony is the founder of Colorado Farm To Table and his devotion to this program is evident in the fact that he raised and gave away fresh produce for eight years before obtaining non-profit status.

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Phone: (719) 207-2737

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Lisa McGrew Siegfried, Volunteer Coordinator

Lisa McGrew Siegfried wants to live in a verdant world filled with dogs, dark chocolate, travel, gardens buzzing with honey bees and a force field around her that repels negativity and invites the best in us. As a heart transplant, “gift –of- life “recipient, Lisa is inspired to “pay it forward”. She holds a BA and an MSW, spending her former career as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) providing treatment services to at- risk and marginalized youth. Currently Lisa gives her time as volunteer coordinator and in 2017 joined the board of directors.

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Phone: (719) 207-2707

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Mary Webb, Bookkeper, Executive Director Assistant and Office Administrator

Mrs. Webb joined Colorado Farm To Table in November 2015 although she has been supportive of CFTT since its inception. Before coming to CFTT she had extensive management and office administration positions as well being a Realtor, retail selling and buying as well owning several of her own businesses. She has previously been the Office Administrator and Bookkeeper for many local non-profits as well as for profit organizations. Having lived in the Salida area for 44 years she has had the opportunity to be involved in the community in various meaningful organizations using her experience, passion for people and heartfelt desire to make a difference. She is a gardener at heart; it is her goal to do all she can to help CFTT move forward in its growth and outreach providing healthy produce for those in need across Colorado.

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TJ McDaniel, Assistant to Farm Manager

Mr. McDaniel is 28 years of age and was raised in a wheat & cattle farming family in Mulvane, Kansas. Besides his experience gained on his family’s farm he spent five years working on a produce farm while attending college. He also spent several summers prior to college working on an orchard in Hayesville, Kansas. He relocated to Salida in March 2014 because he is interested furthering his career in agriculture & he believes in the mission of the organization. McDaniel’s feels he could be an asset in Colorado Farm to Table’s ever increasing contributions throughout the state of Colorado. McDaniel attended The University of Kansas for a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature. While there, he developed a passion for produce farming as he worked seasonally for a produce operation in Lawrence, Kansas.

Board of Directors

Frank Holman, President

Frank F. Holman is a fifth generation resident of Chaffee County who grew up on the family ranch. He began a 33 year career with the Colorado Department of Transportation in 1971, in Chaffee County, and held various positions in Meeker, Craig, Greely, and Alamosa. Following his retirement in 2004 Frank, and wife Sherry, moved back to the family ranch West of Poncha Springs where they have ranched/farmed for the past eleven years. Frank has also served as Chaffee County Commissioner for the past six years. Frank has volunteered as a wrestling coach and official in various towns and has served on numerous boards through his life. He currently serves on the Full Circle Restorative Justice Board in Chaffee County and on the Poncha Springs Cemetery Committee as well as being President of the Farm to Table Board.

Bruce Cogan, Director

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Connie Bukist, Director

Connie and her husband, Bill, returned to her home state to retire in Salida after spending 35 years working and raising five children in Auburn, Alabama. Connie began volunteering with CFTT as a way to continue to serve others after spending 25 years in education. As a third grade teacher in a rural school for 14 years, she had many opportunities to see the deep needs that exist in so many families. She became a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in 2001 and completed a PhD in Reading Education in 2005. Connie finished out her career as a professor of reading education teaching teachers and pre-service teachers for eleven years.  Connie and Bill enjoy spending time in the mountains, cycling, skiing, rafting and hiking. They also enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren and taking their dog, Augie, for long walks!

 

Stephan Siegfried, Treasurer

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