Aaron TolsonProgram Director
Aaron is a native of Prince William County but traveled the world while serving in the USAF for six years as a Boom Operator on the KC-135RT Stratotanker. His experiences since have included completing a BS in Computer Science and leading philanthropic efforts in the Appalachians, Brazil, South Africa, and Haiti. He is an LPW '18 alumni, has served on the PW Chamber Board of Directors and the CTE Advisory Board for Manassas City Schools, and President of the Greater Prince William Food Council.
Claire DuncanProgram Manager
Claire has always been passionate about social equity and justice. She saw the profound impact unequal access to healthy food had on her own family and community. In her pursuit of innovative solutions to poor public health, hunger, and poverty, she was introduced to PWFR and quickly fell in love with their concept and mission. She is excited for the opportunity to do her part to reduce hunger and food waste in the Prince William Region. Claire graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in sociology, and brings her experience as a community service organizer, event coordinator, and student leader to her position with PWFR. She works with our existing Donor and Distribution Partners to ensure processes and procedures are smooth and effective and is the POC for organizations interested in being part of our program.
Rebecca GatesFood Rescue Coordinator
Rebecca is a native of New York, but lived Cairo, Egypt for 2.5 years working as an Agricultural Specialist before settling in Prince William County to work for PWFR. She received a B.S. in Biology from Wheaton College (IL) and a M.S. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development from Antioch University New England. She comes to the PWFR team with a passion for regenerative agriculture, community gardening, and supporting local food systems. She is our Food Rescue Coordinator which means she is the one scheduling the daily rescues, and making sure they go smoothly. If you’re ever on a rescue and need help from the PWFR team, she is the one you’ll speak to!
Drew Whitehead Warehouse Manager
Drew has over 15 years of experience working in a warehouse, and was drawn to PWFR because of our purpose and mission. Drew explained, "I'm all about helping people. If I can help people who are less fortunate, I'm all for it." Since the start of the pandemic, our warehouse operation has steadily grown. We now distribute over 3,000 boxes of non-perishable food items, and 10,000 boxes of produce from our warehouse each week. Now more than ever, we need the experience, focus, and leadership Drew brings to our warehouse. We're grateful to have him as a part of the PWFR family!
Greg CouteauDelivery Driver:
Greg has spent most of his professional life working in publishing for a small-town paper in Maryland. After doing some warehouse work and food deliveries for Catholic Charities, Greg was introduced to the Food Rescue by his wife Shirley who works as a volunteer coordinator for ACTS. If you run into Greg during one of his deliveries, feel free to ask him about his 7-month drive around the country or brewing his own beer! He has a batch of stout maturing right now. Greg has shown such steadiness, kindness, and calm through the ups and downs of making deliveries. We're so glad he's joined the team!