Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Your Minute Menu team includes experts on the Food Program, child care, software, networking, and more. Let us worry about the technology, so you can worry about more important things -- like making sure children are fed the best meals possible.

Technical Support Team

Keith Sargent– Support Team Lead. 

Betty Gardner – Senior Support Specialist and HX Lead Tester. Betty comes to us from a Sponsoring agency in Wyoming, and before that she was a family child care provider. Her knowledge of the operating issues Sponsors face, combined with the cheeriest disposition any of us have ever seen, make her a great resource for our clients.

Christopher McCrady – Technical Support Specialist. 

Jennifer Dalton – Technical Support Specialist. 

Bonnie Stroot – Technical Support Specialist.

Broderick Moore – Technical Support Specialist.

TK Clark – Technical Support Specialist.

Operations Support Team

Tanu Ahuja – Business Analyst. Tanu has business experience across diverse fields, and she brings strong interpersonal and analytical skills to the Minute Menu team. Tanu enjoys working directly with clients, and helping internal departments meet client needs. Her ability to understand client requirements and to formulate concise plans for the technical team help optimize turnaround time for projects. Tanu is a dedicated mother of two kids, and she is equally passionate about her work.

Tiffany Hughes –Social Media Coordinator.

Wendy Clark – Creative Director and Branding Jedi. Wendy brings solid experience in graphic design and printing as well as experience working with other proprietary software companies to her work at Minute Menu. She's working hard to transform and update our image in print and online.

Mia Cooper – CX Junior Implementation Specialist. Mia began her career with Minute Menu as a receptionist in 2007. Since then she has filled the role of Form Order Specialist, and has worked her way up to her current position. Mia has years of hands-on experience supporting the implementation process, and she is eager to help Sponsors and Centers get started on Minute Menu CX.

Michael Hayes – Software Tester. Michael is currently a student majoring in computer science and an upbeat, energetic guy. He is well-versed in the workings of the CX software and helps find bugs and tests the CX and hx2go software. He also helps with center and home child enrollments and general morale boosting around the office.

Lori Johnson – Implementation Specialist. Lori and Dawn work together to get new clients started on Minute Menu. Lori brings 17 years of CACFP experience to the table--4 years as a licensed home childcare provider and 13 working with a sponsoring agency. In Lori’s own words, "I especially enjoy helping others and find my new position a perfect fit for me!"

Ashley Pelletier – Human Resources, Executive Assistant, and Super Nerd. Ashley comes to Minute Menu after spending several years in corporate finance. Her experience includes teaching, database management, training, and publishing (just to name a few!) A self-proclaimed Excel wizard and obsessive organizer and learner of new things, Ashley uses her diverse skills to help Natalie with the day-to-day of the office, special projects, and anything Human Resources related.

Dawn Perez – Senior Implementation Specialist & Training Director. Each new Sponsor that starts on Minute Menu goes through quite a big change, and Dawn is there to help every step of the way. She has personally helped over 100 new agencies get started with Minute Menu, and previously worked with a Sponsoring agency in Austin, TX, so she knows exactly how to help Sponsors get what they need when they get started with Minute Menu.

Cindy Vian – Software Sales & Product Consultant. Cindy has 10 years of experience managing a large non-profit CACFP sponsorship, and over 14 additional years in early childhood care and education. She now advises Child Care Center Sponsors and Centers on using Minute Menu CX to meet their CACFP needs.

Jason Sellers – Director of Product Development. Jason joined the Minute Menu team in 2012 after spending 15 years building software for Fortune 500 companies. He is passionate about the CACFP and feeding children. Jason brings his experience with large companies and projects to the Minute Menu team.

Viji Rangarajan – Business Analyst. 

Llewellyn Jenkins – Technical Business Analyst

Courtney Hayes – Office Manager

Vickie Merritt – Receptionist & Office Assistant

Development Team

Our developers work non–stop to make sure that your Minute Menu product works the way you need it to, and that any changes you request (or that become required because of state of federal regulatory action) are implemented. They're dedicated to your success. Our current team members include:

Andy Morris – Director of Application Development

Joseph Robinson – HX Developer. Joseph comes to Minute Menu with an extensive healthcare IT background. He specializes in data development and systems, as well as standardizing and modernizing software applications. His focus at Minute Menu is all things HX with a strong desire to bring leading edge features and technology to the product.

Harry Weekly – Systems Administrator. Harry has extensive experience in the IT and customer support field and has worked for variety of companies, including CompUSA and GE. His breadth of technical knowledge and experience here at Minute Menu has allowed him to help sponsors work through a variety of complex support situations. When asked, he describes himself as "fun," "lovable," and "squeezable."

We periodically extend this team with additional developers for specific projects.

Administration

Natalie Clark – COO. Natalie has worked with Minute Menu since 1997, and has worked just about every job at the company—receptionist, office manager, technical support, sales, and even built our first website.  Since 2011 she’s held the Chief Operating Officer title, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company.  She works closely with members of the CACFP community on advocacy and regulatory compliance issues and has served on the USDA Paperwork Reduction Workgroup since 2011. 

Matt Wilson – CEO. Matt brings over a decade of leadership experience, including service in the US Army and advanced leadership training in the manufacturing and engineering space. After completing his MBA and joining Alpine Investors, Matt was drawn to Minute Menu’s larger mission supporting the CACFP and the childcare industry. Like many Americans, Matt grew up in the childcare system, and is thrilled to be in a position to support the people who directly and indirectly care for the children of working Americans.