"COMING TOGETHER IS THE BEGINNING. KEEPING TOGETHER IS PROGRESS. WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS."
John is originally from Michigan. However, for several years now, he's been enjoying the warmer weather that Southern California has to offer! John is our "go-to-person" for anything operations, and when he's not busy at the food bank you can find him riding his motorcycle, off-roading in the sand dunes, or spending time with his wife Julie and dog, Coco.
VP of Operations
Originally FARSB's CFO, Stephanie Otero is FARSB's fearless CEO. Don't let her 5 ft. frame fool you, she's an author, inactive CPA with over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, and certified business coach. Her diverse background is truly an asset to the FARSB team! With her contagious positive attitude and ability to inspire others, we are in great hands!
When she's not working towards our mission to end hunger, you can find Stephanie with her husband, two kids, and goldendoodle, Yogi.
Director of Programs
One of the many things Vanesa loves about working at "FARSB", is having an impact on the community! Back in the day, Vanesa was a competitive diver and competed in college. Though her diving days are over, her two kids keeps her busy! When Vanesa is not at the food bank you can find her singing in church and spending time with her family.
Carolyn joins the food bank family with experience running her own food blog, where she tastes, photographs, and reviews food from all over Southern California, which she thinks is a great place to live. As a member of the community, Carolyn loves knowing that her work at the food bank makes a direct impact for a neighbor in need.