A staff of heroes committed to serving our community.


Leslie Orth

As Director, Leslie oversees the operations of the Food Bank. Leslie has received her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Communications, and has worked in the non-profit world for the past 9 years. She is a certified trainer through Circles USA and is certified in Emergency Mental Health Crises Management.Leslie and her husband, Rob, who have 6 adult children, moved to Idaho in February 2015 and are enjoying living in the most beautiful place on earth.


Willi Buerge

Our Operations and Volunteer Coordinator, Willi, is a native of North Idaho. She studied administration at NIC and has a passion for non-profit work. She worked for the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce for 6 years before joining the Food Bank Team. No one is a stranger to Willi and she is always available to answer questions or share a smile. The joy of her life is her son, David, who lives in Salem, Oregon. “Life is too short to not enjoy what you do.”


Lori Weaver

With over thirteen years non-profit experience under her belt, Lori joined the Post Falls Food Bank family in the Fall of 2014.  As Client Services and Resource Specialist Lori enjoys working directly with the Food Bank Guests each day. Originally from Texas, Lori is raising her two children in Post Falls. “I love what I do and who I share it with every day at our food bank home!”.


Holly Forshee

Holly has lived, worked, and raised her family in Kootenai County for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Lewis Clark State College with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and an LSW license.  The food bank benefited from Holly’s volunteer services for 6 months before she joined the food bank team as  Market Coordinator.   Holly believes strongly in the mission of the Post Falls Food Bank,  and in helping her neighbors in Kootenai County.  Part of Holly’s job is overseeing the volunteers who help out in the market for which Holly is so grateful.  “The volunteers are amazing and we wouldn’t be here without them and their dedication.”


Dan St John

Originally from Minnesota, Dan has lived in the Inland Northwest for 25 years. Dan has a background in marketing, construction, hospitality, and raises farm animals… just for fun!  Before joining the food bank team as the Warehouse Manager, Dan volunteered as a driver every week.  Dan has a heart for the community he serves and we are so glad to have him as part of the Market!