Name: Dan Kolp
Title: Nutrition Services Purchasing Agent
Employer: Beaverton School District
City & State: Beaverton, Oregon
Bio: Born and raised in Connecticut I moved to Oregon in 2005 after spending 12 years in Florida. I came to school food 3 years ago after having spent most of my career in various capacities in the nursery industry with the last being as a production coordinator/purchasing agent for 9 years.
Fun Fact or Quote: "Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
Tell us the benefits of being an ACDA member: Being new to school food I've found ACDA to be invaluable in my education about everything having to do with commodities and commodity processing. It's also helped me network and form valuable relationships with other members who are in the various sectors involved in ACDA.
Being an ACDA Member, what do you especially like or appreciate about ACDA?: I enjoy attending the national conference and appreciate the fact it's all about education and dissemination of information with NO sales allowed. I also appreciate knowing ACDA is working diligently to ensure issues impacting school food and the important work being done in school kitchens across the country are being kept in front of congress and USDA.