Board of Directors

Kara Green

Kara Green

3rd Grade Teacher, Pratt Community School - (She/Her/Hers)

I am originally from Lincoln, NE and completed my undergraduate education in the Kansas City area. I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Education at Augsburg University in Minneapolis.  I’m entering my 4th year teaching 3rd grade in Minneapolis.  I have called the beautiful city of Minneapolis home for about 10 years. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and exploring the Twin Cities.  I live in north Minneapolis with my husband.

Paul Eaves

Paul Eaves

Secretary/Treasurer - (Fey)

I have been involved with MFC for more than 20 years as a board member and administrator.  I am devoted to our mission of illuminating students and their families about the wonders of healthy eating. My primary interests outside of MFC are water walks, tending the George Floyd memorial, caring for my mom, gardening, and being an excellent husband.

Gail Graham

Gail Graham

Senior Advisor, Mississippi Market - (She/Her/Hers)

As a long-time co-op staffer, dedicated healthy eater, and grandmother of kids in the Minneapolis school system, I have long appreciated the work that Midwest Food Connection does to educate the next generation. Their hands-on approach inspires kids, opens them up to new culinary experiences and gets them excited about good food.

Rachel Matsumoto

Rachel Matsumoto

Teacher - (She/Her)

Originally, I am from the Detroit area of Michigan moving here many years ago to teach in the Minneapolis School System. Some of my hobbies include knitting, hiking, reading, and of course cooking foods to share with friends and family. My favorite part of teaching is working with Midwest Food Connection, teaching students about foods they can enjoy locally and making new recipes they can share with their families.   

Paul Bresin

Paul Bresin

Front End and Produce Manager, Valley Natural Foods - (He/Him/His)

I have worked at Valley Natural Foods in Burnsville for the past four years and am currently the Front End and Produce Manager.  I have eaten a plant-based diet for over 10 years and am inspired by MFCs mission to help young people deepen their relationship with the food in their lives.  I grew up in Eagan and currently live in Burnsville.  After work I can often be found at the local disc golf course.