Since he was a child, Angel has desired to improve the lives of members of his community. Inspired by his upbringing and fueled by a passion for improving the health of his family and others, Angel earned degrees in nutrition and culinary arts.
He was introduced to the Foundation through a funded project at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus Department of Pediatric Nutrition where he served as a program coordinator. Working with our Healthy Living program staff, Angel was drawn to the team's dynamic energy and infectious positivity. That experience remained with him, and inspired him to join the Foundation’s staff years later.
Angel has held a number of positions in the Public Health and culinary fields, including program manager at the University of Colorado Boulder and lead instructor/assistant manager at Denver Housing Authority’s Osage Café. In every role, he focused on the health of Coloradans.
At the Foundation, Angel is involved in grant application and proposal processes, as well as supporting the development of our initiatives. He sees his role as a chance to step up for all of Colorado's communities — especially people who endure injustices due to race or citizenship status.
A family hike to Lilly Lake during his college years sealed the deal on his love affair with Colorado. He knew at that moment he wouldn’t be moving back to his home state of Texas. It’s been ten years, and Angel still loves to explore Colorado's outdoors – especially in the fall. At other times, in between walks with his dog, he spends a great deal of time taking care of his collection of more than 100 houseplants.
BS Culinary Nutrition — Johnson & Wales University
AS Culinary Arts — Johnson & Wales University