At Food of the North, we believe food can change the world. Our mission is to celebrate, connect and empower our local food community in Fargo-Moorhead, and beyond.
"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Phil Jackson
Co-Founder / Director
Small town ND native, Megan is an advocate of good food with a Masters in Nutrition who works with organizations like the Cass Clay Food Systems Initiative, Concordia College, and the Red River Market to build community around a more personal connection to healthy, local, delicious food.
Follow Megan on Twitter: @mdmyrdal
Co-Founder / Community Engagement Director
Brainstormer. Creative. Transfomer. A Concordia graduate with degrees in art, communications, and journalism, Gia provides expertise in content development. A storyteller at heart, she helps provide connections, solutions, and positive changes for our Fargo-Moorhead community and beyond.
Follow Gia on Twitter: @palegreenstar
Co-Founder / Strategy Director
A designer, dreamer, and full-time professor of graphic design at Concordia College hailing originally from Moorhead, MN with a MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Jeff supports the FM community through projects like Cropped, Albino Buffalo, arts education at the Rourke Art Museum and is on the board of directors for The Arts Partnership.
Follow Jeff on Twitter: @designknight
Our lead designer is a Concordia alum with majors in Design and Sociology from Fargo, ND. Cathryn has built a portfolio through stationery, poster art, and logo design, but her creativity extends beyond print and into transforming underutilized parts of food into delicious dishes.
Follow Cathryn on Twitter @caterbele
Financial Manager / Administrative Guru
Jon loves spreadsheets, but organizing the finances is but a small snippet of what Jon does for Ugly Food of the North -- and for Fargo. An employee of Gate City Bank, Jon is heavily involved in the Fargo start-up community by activating its members to get to work and make things happen.
Follow Jon on Twitter @JonFromFargo
Food Justice & Security Strategist
Caroline is dedicated to giving a voice to the world’s least privileged. Born in Sioux Falls, SD, she returned to the Midwest after graduating from Florida State University with a dual degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science to coordinate volunteer services at Great Plains Food Bank.
Follow Caroline on Twitter @carolinejay
A part-time member of the Ugly Food team, Jodi helps create things that bring community together. With a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and previous jobs at TED Conferences, the Chicago Humanities Festival, and as an adjunct professor, she wants to engage and inspire people to make small changes that will improve the world.
Follow Jodi on Twitter @jodestool