Tom “Chef” Stoner, Founder
Tom is all about passion. He’s passionate for quality that carried him through a career as executive chef in some of the most extraordinary, five-star resort hotels. For great food; he’s always working on perfection. For love of family. Not only his wife, Renee, and daughter, Malia, but also his Spoons family.
And he is passionate for Spoons, and how it provides the opportunity to serve Fort Collins healthy options using local ingredients, whenever possible, and giving back to the community in many ways, including Spoons’ very own Stone Soup.
Tom loves living in Fort Collins and enjoys time outdoors biking, gardening, and spending time with family. And of course, he loves to cook.
Brandon Hocke, General Manager
Brandon has worked with Spoons since November 2003 (when he stepped away for a year to work as a chef at the Greenbriar Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia).
He has worked in every position at Spoons, from counter server to driver to caterer — all the way to baker, store manager and, ultimately, general manager. As general manager, he assures all aspects of the business operate at maximum efficiency with the highest quality and accuracy.
He remains with Spoons because he loves what the company stands for: community, quality and a healthy lifestyle. Brandon has a passion for seeing the local food system thrive, a passion for living a healthy, active life and a passion for quality and doing things right, all things that Spoons embodies as part of its core values.
In his free time, Brandon goes to the gym four to five days a week, gardens and goes to the farmers market. He loves getting on his bike on a summer day, riding to one of Fort Collins’ many breweries and hanging out on the patio with a good beer.
Brandon attended CSU and has a bachelor’s degree in history.
Sonya Agnello, Assistant General Manager
Sonya is our Assistant General Manager and has been a Spoons team member since 2013. She graduated CSU in 2017 with a degree in Natural Resource Recreation & Tourism with minors in Sustainability and Business. She is passionate about the outdoors and helping to facilitate a connection with nature for others. In her free time she is bicycling, hiking or kayaking with her miniature dachshund, Zeebe. Sonya’s favorite item on the menu is a “skinny” grilled cheese with avocado!
Chad Robbie, Catering Director
Chad has been a Spoons team member since 2011 and plays the important role of catering director. He manages the catering department for all Spoons locations. Chad graduated from CSU with a bachelors of science in Management and enjoys woodworking, hiking, camping and traveling. Chad’s favorite item on the menu is the chipotle chicken sandwich.
Lory Student Center
Brett Saville, Manager at the Lory Student Center
Brett has been with Spoons since November 2015 and is the Assistant Manager at the LSC. When Brett isn’t serving soup with a smile, he goes backpacking in the mountains with his dog. The Taco salad with chicken and avocado is his favorite menu item!
Melissa Vacek, Assistant Manager at Harmony
Melissa has been a Spoons team member since 2015 and is the Assistant Manager at the Harmony location. Melissa has her associate degree in Restaurant Management & is working towards her bachelor’s degree from CSU in Neuroscience. When Melissa is not working, you can find her doing zumba and spending time with her Australian shepherd, Ziggy. Melissa’s favorite menu item is the Pacific Northwest with Salmon Salad and our Chipotle Mayo.
Hannah Wilson, Manager at Link Lane
Hannah as been a Spoons team member since 2012 and is the Manager at the Link Lane location. Hannah has her associate degree from Front Range Community College and is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree from CSU in art. When she is not working, you can find her coaching rugby or sneaking away to the mountains. Hannah’s favorite item on the menu is the french onion soup.
Lacey Bashford, Assistant Manager at Link Lane
Lacey has been a spoons team member since 2014 and is the Assistant Manager at the Link Lane location. Lacey has her Bachelor’s in Fine Art, from Colorado State University. When she is not working you can find her in the studio, in the mountains, or relaxing at home with her cat and dog. Lacey’s favorite item on the menu is one of our weekly specials, the Cuban!
Shawna Bishop, Manager at Harmony
Shawna has been with Spoons since 2016 and is manager at the Harmony Location. She is excited to be a part of a company with high quality standards and a strong sense of community. When Shawna isn’t pouring soup, mixing salads, or toasting sandwiches, she can be found crocheting or taking a stroll on a trail with her husband and two fur babies. Her favorite menu item is the Rosemary Butternut Squash soup.
John Vollinger, Assistant Manager at Harmony
John has been a Spoons team member since 2014 and is the Assistant Manager at the Harmony location. John is currently working on his bachelor’s degree from CSU. When he is not at school or at work you can find him reading, writing, swimming or learning how to snowboard! John’s favorite item on the menu is our chipotle chicken sandwich with hummus.
Gail Hogeland, Manager at the Campus West
Gail has been with Spoons since 2016 and is the Manager at Campus West. When Gail is not at Spoons coaching and assisting her employees at being super star salad slingers, she’s mountain biking with the Fort Follies, a local women’s cycle team!
Kirsten, Assistant Manager at the Campus West
Kirsten is a senior at Colorado State University majoring in English. When She is not at Spoons, you can find her reading, taking spontaneous road trips, or exploring the wonders of Fort Collins with friends! Kirsten’s favorite item on the menu is Grilled Cheese with Chipotle Mayo!
Old Town, Northern Hotel
Austin Hoenig, Manager at Old Town
Austin has been a Spoons team member since 2015 and is the Manager of the Old Town location. When Austin is not at Spoons, you can find him exploring the wilderness with his dog either hiking, biking, running, swimming or sky diving. Austin’s favorite menu item is the Chicken Taco Salad!
Rebecca Schoenfeld, Assistant Manager at Old Town
Rebecca has been a team member at Spoons since February 2016 and is currently the Assistant Manager at Old Town. Rebecca loves to plan out the soup selection daily to create the perfect variety for your eating pleasure. Rebecca studies Human Resources at Colorado State University and loves to apply her classroom lessons to real life situations here at Spoons! When she’s not working or studying, she’s playing with her dog Libby!