"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Phil Jackson
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Megan myrdal

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

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gia rassier

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


Jeff Knight

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


Cathryn Erbele

Lead Designer

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

Jon Walters

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


Caroline McGuire

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


jodi regan

Creative Consultant

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