Meaghan Miller-Gitlin, Executive Director


Meaghan, a self-described foodie in training, has always had an interest in food, nutrition and education. Changing the playing field regarding food and how we think about nutrition is a driver. With an allied healthcare background including a degree in Athletic Training from Colorado Mesa University and a Master's in Healthcare Policy and Regulation from the University of Denver. Meaghan sees leading EATS as an opportunity to help create a healthier community.

Meaghan brings her healthcare experience to direct the growth of EATS within its mission to ensure every student in Park City has opportunities to develop lifelong healthy habits and access to fresh, nutritious, appealing food. Her strong knowledge of health and food relationships along with her experience in policy and program development, and community relationships are an ideal fit for EATS. Meaghan looks forward to joining EATS and says:

Food really is medicine and many of the crippling health issues we face can be prevented with better relationships with food and access to nutritious, less processed food. I'm excited to help shape and inspire a new generation of future foodies who focus on the larger picture of where their food comes from.

Meaghan was raised in Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake where she grew up as a figure skater and the world's pickiest eater. She and her husband are raising their two boys, Bode and Felix here in Park City where's she's been since 2014 when she finished grad school. Meaghan enjoys baking, Pure Barre, hiking, skiing, traveling, community organizing and spending time with her family.

Natalie Kane, Program Manager

Originally from Minnesota, with family ties to farming and ranching, food has been a large part of Natalie's life. From writing curriculum for Salt Lake City Trails and Natural Lands outdoor education programs to working with Victory Garden Initiative in Milwaukee, WI, to alleviate food deserts, she has developed passions for teaching experiential education and fostering community ties to the food we eat and the land we live on. Natalie is excited to bring these passions to EATS to further its mission of spreading love and awareness for nutritional foods! If Natalie isn't at work, you can find her playing somewhere outside.

Annalise Bianco, Education Manager

We are excited to have Annalise on board as EATS' Education Coordinator. Her interest in healing with food started while pursuing her degree in the small Appalachian town of Athens, Ohio where she worked with organizations in local food systems. She later gained experience in environmental conservation work at Alta Ski Area and studied sustainable food systems in Costa Rica. This has led her to develop passions surrounding the interconnections between sourcing nutritious food, understanding eating through mind-body relations, and cultivating a resilient community through food education.

Annalise is excited to bring these passions to EATS to empower and educate all people to create wholesome meals while fostering a connection to the beautiful place we live.

Kellie Hill, Gardens and Sustainability Manager

Kellie is excited to join the EATS team as the Gardens and Sustainability Manager. She developed an integrative understanding of food, wellbeing, and the environment while studying geography in a small foodie community called Athens, Ohio. Learning to grow food while in college taught her how mindfulness begins with the choices we make to nourish our bodies and minds, and how every small individual decision carries a larger global impact.

Passionate about all things growing, cooking, and consuming food, Kellie is eager to educate students about how their energy and care can create nourishment for a whole class, school, and community. Kellie is an AmeriCorps alumnus and has worked on several different educational and CSA produce farms in Ohio, Tennessee, and Colorado. If not working in the gardens, you can find her outside snowboarding, climbing, running, hiking, or swimming with her labrador.

Charlene Rodriguez, Community Liaison

Charlene Rodriguez - Outreach Coordinator, EATS Park City
Charlene is excited to be joining the EATS team as our Outreach Coordinator. Having grown up in Park City, she has thoroughly enjoyed watching the town flourish both in its beautiful landscape as well as in its community initiatives. After recently earning her degree in Strategic Communication from the University of Utah, Charlene is looking forward to making an impact on enhancing food security within our community as well as further educating on the importance of healthy eating and access to quality food sources.

Originally from Guatemala, Charlene finds that food connects her to her family and heritage. Whether it be re-creating Guatemalan recipes on the weekends or gathering her loved ones for a carne asada, food plays a central role in spending quality time with her friends and family. She seeks to share this theme with those in her community and learn from others about their experiences with food.

Helen Houchens, Administrative Assistant

Hi! My name is Helen Houchens. My husband and I moved to Park City several years ago from Alabama. I absolutely love the healthy and active lifestyle here, in addition to the breathtaking scenery! I have become a huge advocate of healthy eating and bringing awareness to the role food plays in our health and overall well-being. I am so excited to work with an organization that educates our community about healthier eating habits, teaches students and community members how to prepare delicious and nutritious meals, and helps provide healthy foods to those in need! I truly appreciate the work EATS does with the local school lunch programs and educating the children in our community so they are able to make healthier food choices. As a community advocate and a mom, I am thrilled to be working with such a great organization!

Austin Kreiter, Gardens and Sustainability Assistant

Austin Kreiter, Garden Intern, EATS Park City
Austin, a University of Utah undergrad studying Urban Ecology and Environmental and Sustainability Studies, joined our team as the Garden Intern for EATS. He hopes to incorporate his current studies within this internship to better understand the successes and challenges of organic urban agriculture, and to support EATS' mission to educate future generations about our relationship with food. Growing up in a Japanese household Austin has always appreciated healthy and well-balanced meals, and wants to help inspire others to have a similar appreciation. More recently, Austin’s work with the University of Utah’s Edible Gardens and Salt Lake’s Public Lands “Reimagine Nature” Master Plan has expanded his experience in local organic gardening and community engagement.

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