Originally from Greenwich, NY Haley spent her undergraduate years studying Sociology and Criminology at SUNY Cortland. Following college, she accepted an internship opportunity with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Haley spent her first post-graduate year gaining experience in development and public relations in the non-profit sector. In 2013, her career path suggested a quick re-location to New York City where she found herself working full-time in the communications industry.
Haley’s time in NYC granted her the opportunity to dive deep into the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of PR and marketing. Here, she found a specific interest in social media marketing and brand development. In time, this led her to a variety of freelance roles in which she managed strategic marketing and social strategies for small businesses.
Overtime, Haley became increasingly interested in health and wellness. With this in mind, she sought out opportunities to further her education. In 2016, Haley became a 200-hour certified yoga instructor with an additional 85 hours of pre-natal yoga training. This experience was a pivotal moment in her career as she began to pursue opportunities that would allow her to make a difference in the lives of others through promoting healthy lifestyle choices and advocating for wellness in the workplace.
After 5 years in New York City, Haley re-located to Saratoga Springs, right outside of her hometown, Greenwich, NY. In February 2018, she accepted her initial role with Comfort Food Community as Pantry Manager and Development Coordinator. As CFC continued to grow she went on to become the organization’s full-time Community Engagement Coordinator. Combining her passion for promoting wellness and her experience in the communication and development industries Haley has found herself in a dynamic and rewarding position.
You can find Haley working with our guests and volunteers at the pantry, curating our social media and coordinating Comfort Food’s fundraising efforts such as Give Hunger the Boot and The Harvest Campaign. She finds herself inspired daily by the collaborative nature of our community and is excited for the achievements we will continue to make together through the power of good food.