William McNally, Executive Director
William's strong belief in the power of community, paired with his passion for hunger issues and his background in logistics and management, was the basis on which he founded Harvest Pack. His simple goal is to empower others to help make sure the world's food supply is fairly distributed, both internationally and locally. Facts tell him it is possible, and he doesn't plan to stop until it's been done, one meal at a time. William's on-the-ground experience is his on-going motivation. He has spent time living and working in Mexico. He has traveled to Belize to work with local communities who are in pursuit of better education and livelihoods. He has spent time in the Philippines, traveling to rural communities to sit with local people for lunches together - and directly experienced the impact food assistance provides. He's been to Native reservations, inner city shelters, and suburban food shelves right here in the United States. Each experience provides opportunities to learn directly about needs at the ground level. William received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon. He also holds a pilot's license and is a licensed flight instructor. In his down time, William enjoys biking, tennis, serving on his local Rotary Board of Directors, visiting places other than Minnesota during the winter, and coaching his children in baseball.
Heather Swanson, Events Director
Heather brings to Harvest Pack over a decade of work in the non-profit world, having previously served as the Director of International Team Ministries and Director of Food Packaging at Youth Encounter for 11 years. She is passionate about building cross-cultural relationships, serving those in need, and working for peace and justice – passions which were established while working alongside fellow students in India, and nurtured and expanded through continued travel and connections in Africa, Asia, and South America. As Events Director with Harvest Pack, she is excited to develop and pursue new relationships with packaging partners – helping companies, schools, churches and community groups work together to serve their neighbors near and far by packaging healthy meals. She holds a BA in Music & French Education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and making music with her husband and two children.
Doris Linnerooth, Financial Manager
Doris joined Harvest Pack in June 2014. She brings many years of accounting and office managerial experience from working in the private sector. Doris is excited to be working in the area of nonprofit. She has had the opportunity to participate in several packing events with Harvest Pack. Doris is a native of St. Paul and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. She has traveled extensively and tutored English in Southeast Asia. While traveling, Doris enjoys being part of the local culture. Doris is married with two Eagle Scouts, and enjoys camping, sailing, and exploring historical places. “I am excited to further the mission of Harvest Pack of putting healthy meals on every table.”
Brad Fleming, Partnerships Manager
Brad comes to Harvest Pack with several years of non-profit meal packaging experience. He uncovered this passion for empowering others while organizing a hunger project at his own church in South Carolina. He desires to serve where he can make a tangible difference in the lives of other people “on both sides of the funnel.” “Corporate team building from these events result in high employee satisfaction. Churches appreciate the multi-generational aspect of strengthening their congregations, while community groups enjoy coming together to help those in need.” Brad has acquired a blend of operational and business development experience and truly feels he was being prepared for this type of work. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, he holds a BBA in Business Management. A resident of Columbia, South Carolina, Brad resides with his wonderful wife, Dana. His daughter, Lauren, works in television news. “Some of my greatest joy comes from providing an exciting, fun, serving opportunity. I have never seen a volunteer with a frown on their face while packaging meals!”
Allie Wichman, Partnerships Manager
Allie, a valued member of the Harvest Pack team since December 2022. With a focused educational administration background from Mankato State University, Allie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. As a dedicated professional, she wholeheartedly contributes to the organization's mission of combating food insecurity and ensuring access to nutritious meals. Beyond her passion for her work, Allie enjoys spending quality time with her four-legged companions, visiting the dog park, and creating lasting memories. She also indulges in her love for shopping at Trader Joe's and Target, always on the lookout for unique and exciting finds. When the day winds down, Allie cherishes moments by the bonfire, surrounded by the warmth of family and friends, creating cherished memories and fostering meaningful connections. Allie's unwavering commitment, vibrant spirit, and genuine love for both her work and personal pursuits make her an invaluable asset to the Harvest Pack team.
Lauren Siefer, Partnerships Manager
Lauren recently made the move with her family from Los Angeles to Minnesota and is loving small-town life! Originally from Sioux Falls, SD, Lauren grew up active in community service, mentorship, and outreach through school and church. She moved to LA after graduating with a Communications degree from Augustana University. Her career as a creative executive and event producer with The Price is Right and years of experience partnering with nonprofits made the move to Harvest Pack an exciting and inspiring opportunity. The common thread throughout her varied career has always been feeding people- especially on Bacon Friday- a weekly holiday she created to celebrate the end of the work week. She believes in the healing power of food and fellowship and is a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor. Lauren lives in Northfield with her children Jack and Samantha, her pets Willow and Zelda, and her husband, Josh.