More Nurture Idaho:
Please contact the following resources with any questions about Nurture Idaho.
Kathryn Guylay, Regional Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kathryn has a B.A. from Emory University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Certified Nutritional Counselor through the Trinity College of Natural Health. Formerly a Senior Manager at the Alexander Group and Principal with Growth Solutions (management consulting), Kathryn’s project management skills are being put to good use coordinating the various resources for Nurture Idaho. Her bilingual abilities serve a special purpose in communications with Latino participants. Her love of nutrition and belief in its critical role in good health provide the passion behind this endeavor. Prior to founding Nurture (Chicago), Kathryn was the Founder of the Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange (HKIE). Kathryn is a big fan of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! and is proud to participate in several areas of the initiative. In 2012 she was awarded several grants through the Chefs Move to Schools initiative, and she also participated with daughter Elena as a winner in the 2012 Healthy Kids Lunchtime Challenge. Kathryn has also participated as a local ambassador to her community for the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution, the Edible Schoolyard Project and the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Food Day. Kathryn also works as an Advisory Board member of The Hunger Coalition of Blaine County, Idaho. Kathryn credits her family for her continued passion for nutrition and healthy living. Jeff, her husband of 15 years, is her best recipe reviewer and is a consistent Nurture volunteer. Her daughter (11) and son (9) love to spend time growing (through gardening) and preparing food. Kathryn’s interests including running, piano, yoga, sustainable farming, and eco-minded living.
Jeff Guylay, Finance and Legal
Making Nurture a family affair is important to Jeff and Kathryn, particularly to reinforce to their kids, also active volunteers at ages eleven and nine, the importance of hands-on community work. Otherwise you’ll find Jeff during his non-office hours on the slopes—skiing during the snow months and hiking when the ground is dry. Thanks to Kathryn’s passion and talents, eating simply and well is just part of Jeff’s life. Sharing a wonderful meal together each evening with the kids is key; family dinners together are the norm. By day, Jeff is an investment banker at Colonnade Advisors. He received an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and undergraduate degrees from Dartmouth College.
Kathleen McCabe, Communications and Development
As a Seattle native, Kathleen grew up in one of the urban hubs of the food movement – whether it be slow, local, or raw – the Seattle cuisine offers an option for anyone interested in health and wellness. After reallocating to Idaho in 2011, Kathleen felt right at home when she discovered Nurture. She is thrilled to be involved with an organization that is making such an impact on how people, especially children, understand the importance of making decisions that contribute to their health and wellness.
With a Masters in Public Administration from Seattle University, B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington and nearly ten years working in the nonprofit and public sectors, Kathleen is thrilled to join the Nurture team. She is looking forward to finding ways to help build the capacity and sustainability of this fabulous program so that more children and families can benefit.
When she’s not working, you can find Kathleen running after her busy toddler (Josh) or skiing with her supportive husband (Andy).
Missy Russell, Hemingway Elementary School Wellness Committee
Missy enjoys teaching children, cooking, gardening, volunteering in her community, and learning creative ways to entice and empower children toward leadership and wellness. A former Elementary School teacher, Missy understands the benefit to schools and students when parents and community members contribute. She is currently a stay-at-home mom and volunteer with a particular interest in underprivileged children. She also believes the kitchen and family table are classrooms as well as a perfect place to share hospitality with friends and family over a home cooked meal. She loves to spice things up and finds helping others the spice of life. She’d like to move from hiding veggies at home (think Jessica Seinfeld) to more education and tasty meals where kids want to eat their veggies! She likes Nurture’s ideas based on simplicity in the kitchen and more use of the slow cooker. Her goal is to give kids an opportunity to taste real foods and be empowered with knowledge to make healthy choices for a thriving future.
Amy Schlatter, Program Coordinator
Amy began her career teaching a third grade intervention class in Hamilton, OH. Having a special place in her heart for the mountains, she moved her skills to a different classroom in Ketchum, Idaho where it quickly became apparent to Amy just how much nutrition affected her students’ performance. While teaching in the daytime, she embarked on obtaining a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition and Herbalist Certificate from Clayton College in the evenings. Amy added practicum work to her degree by studying the effects of food/additives and the relation to hyperactivity among students; working with families to make dietary changes to avoid common drugs. During a hiatus from teaching while raising her three pre-school aged children, Amy worked as an organic perennial/vegetable gardener. She is currently pursuing a way to link all three passions by bringing nutrition education into the classroom and helping schools establish working composting/organic vegetable gardens.