Welcome Dana Crary, Community Impact Manager
Dana joined TTCF in 2022 after doing some professional soul-searching with a career coach and discovering that working locally, in Truckee, and contributing directly to our community were must-haves for the next opportunity she would pursue; this naturally led Dana to TTCF.
Dana has a diverse, robust background in educational technology and advocating for “food justice” which means helping to assure nourishing, fresh food is accessible for everyone. She especially enjoys working with youth to educate them on where food comes from and share information on simple things like what it takes to grow a tomato.
Right now Dana is knee-deep in TTCF’s scholarship season and truly blown away by the generosity of the community, and what these 120 scholarships mean to high school students – many of whom would be unable to attend college otherwise.
Dana has a passion for baking and has worked as a cheesemonger and at a chocolate factory, where she admits to coming home smelling like roasted cacao every day. A regular at the Truckee Roundhouse, Dana also enjoys making ceramic bowls, pots and mugs for friends. She and her husband have been enjoying exploring the winter wonderland of Truckee by snowshoe, too.
I’m thrilled to be at TTCF and have a huge level of pride and excitement about what I do. I’m happiest and most fulfilled doing something that has a positive impact on others.