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Our Team

Tom “Chef” Stoner, Founder and Owner

Tom is all about passion. He’s passionate for quality, that attribute carried him through a career as executive chef in some of the most extraordinary, five-star resort hotels. Passion for great food; he’s always working on perfection. Passion for his 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.

Tom loves living in Fort Collins and enjoys time outdoors biking, gardening, and spending time with family. And of course, he loves to cook.

Owner Tom Stoner

Brandon Hocke, Chief Executive Officer

Brandon has worked with Spoons since November 2003 (he stepped away in 2009 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, General Manager and, ultimately, Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, he oversees all aspects of the business, striving to create the highest quality product and delivered with unparalleled customer service.

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 is a competitive Olympic weightlifter, 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.

CEO Brandon Hocke

Malia Stoner, Chief Innovation Officer

Malia started working at Spoons at the age of 8, bussing tables and washing dishes. When she was tall enough to reach the soups, she was on the line and fell in love with customer service and working with people. She worked at Spoons until she went to college and shifted gears, earning a degree in Theatre Arts and joining the Actors Equity Association as a Stage Manager. Though that career is Malia’s biggest passion, family will always come first. 

She watched her Dad conceptualize, create, and grow this business for the past 18 years and is so proud of everything that he has achieved. Having the opportunity to work alongside him and help the Spoons team grow is a blessing. She enjoys the challenge of juggling analytics, programing, social media, marketing, designing, and everything else that gets thrown her way. It may not be theatre, but it’s definitely a production! 

Her favorite thing about Spoons is the community it creates and stands for. Everyone on staff brings a special spark to the team and she loves watching how all of these pieces come together. Spoons also takes such great strides to be an active part of the Fort Collins community and supporting local whenever possible. 

CIO Malia Stoner

Dave Nawrocki, Chef

Dave joined Spoons in 2006 and left in 2012 for 4 years, and returned in 2016 for a total of 10 years and counting. His favorite thing about Spoons is making any flavor of chili and tackling the challenge of running the commissary kitchen

He chose to work at Spoons because it is located in beautiful Fort Collins, CO. He started in the foodservice industry in 1973 at a corner bakery, moved into fast food diner style restaurants, then on to high end country clubs, resorts and hotels. He is very grateful for all the wonderful experiences of living and chefing in Durango CO, the Big Island of Hawaii, San Francisco, Napa Valley and Monterey California. 

When he is not at work he can be found enjoying bike rides on the many bike paths around town, swimming in the Poudre river on hot days, and camping up the Poudre Canyon. 
Chef Dave Nawrocki

Hannah LeMoine, General Manager

Hannah has been with Spoons for eight years! Her favorite item on our menu is the French Onion soup when we have it, and our Spoons take on the Reuben. Hannah’s favorite part about Spoons is the sense of camaraderie and teamwork! The Spoons life chose her, not limited to reasons such as her relentless energy and eagerness for a good challenge. While she may have gone to Colorado State University for an Arts degree, she always knew her passion laid within the service industry. Fort Collins is intrinsically Hannah, as this is her hometown! She has enjoyed watching it grow and evolve, while still feeling like home. In her free time, she enjoys trail running, snowboarding, playing rugby, spending time with family, and generally being outdoors!

General Manager Hannah LeMoine

Tonya Nicodemus, General Manager

Meet Tonya! She is one of our General Managers and has been with us for a little over 3 years. Her favorite menu item is the Chipotle Chicken Sandwich. Tonya’s favorite thing about working for Spoons is the sense of community we stand for and building relationships with fellow co-workers. She has 15 years of restaurant experience along with 10 years of leadership experience. She has a passion for helping others grow in our industry. Tonya is from Denver but has lived in the Loveland area for most of her life. When she’s not at work you can catch her spending time with her friends, family, or animals. 

General Manager Tonya Nicodemus

Old Town

Haley Bushee, Store Leader

Haley has been a part of the Spoons family since July of 2019. She loves how involved Spoons is with collaborative culinary community in Fort Collins, and is passionate about sourcing local products. The creativity and uniqueness is what drew Haley to Spoons, but her love for serving and building relationships with her regulars is what continues to motivate her. Haley’s favorite menu item is the Tuna Melt with chipotle mayo. When Haley isn’t at work, she loves to be out hiking, rollerblading, or camping. 

Store Leader Haley Bushee

Ashley Hart, Shift Lead

Ashley has been with Spoons since June 2016. When she isn’t working, she can be found exploring one of the trails around Fort Collins, drawing, or reading a  book with a cat in her lap. Ashley’s favorite items on the menu are the Beef Melt sandwich and our White Chicken chili soup. 

Shift Lead Ashley Hart

Link Lane

Anna Goering (Heider), Store Leader

Although her time at Spoons has just begun, Anna has worked in food service for nearly a decade. She grew up in Colorado and graduated from UNC in Greeley with a degree in Music Education. When she is not at work, Anna fills her time as a freelance French Hornist. Her favorite item on the menu is the Strawberry Harvest Salad. Anna was drawn to Spoons for the community/family feel, and the dedication to quality food and service. 

Store Leader Anna Heider

Taylor Jongsma, Assistant Store Leader

Taylor has been at Spoons for almost two years. Her favorite thing on our menu is the Chipotle Chicken sandwich. Taylor’s favorite thing about Spoons is its involvement in the community. She grew up in Fort Collins, so the fact that Spoons does so much for the community means so much to her., When not at work, you can find Taylor spending time in the outdoors with her husband and dog. 

Asst. Store Leader Taylor Jongsma

Kaity Ivy, Shift Lead

Kaity has been working at Spoons for about a year and a half. Her favorite menu item is the Grilled Cheese with Chipotle Mayo and the Creamy Country Chicken Soup. She grew up in Colorado and is now in Fort Collins and going to school at CSU studying sociology and psychology. 

Shift Lead Kaity Ivy


Hannah Kennedy, Store Leader

Hannah has been working at Spoons for a year now and she has 11 years in the food and customer service industry. She loves the local options that Spoons has to offer and the great relationships we get to have with our coworkers and community. She chose Spoons because it was a small local business that could offer more than corporations. She is passionate about cooking, kayaking, and being outdoors. Her favorite menu item is the Buffalo Chicken Wrap. 

Store Leader Hannah Kennedy

Elle Wezensky, Shift Lead

Elle has been working for Spoons for three years! She chose to work at Spoons because she saw happy workers as a customer and wanted to join a team that enjoyed and believed in their work. She loves the community among coworkers and support of local farms and resources. Elle has worked in the food industry since high school and this has been her favorite place to work. She spent five years at CSU where she studied Sociology and played women’s rugby. In her free time, she loves rock climbing and reading. Her favorite item on the menu is the Pesto Goat Cheese sandwich.

Shift Lead Elle Wezensky

Campus West

Maria Nateras, Assistant Store Leader

Maria has worked for Spoons for a little over three years! At Spoons, Maria enjoys making strong friendships with her peers and working for a local restaurant. Maria initially came to Fort Collins to study at CSU. However, soon after graduating from CSU, she decided to continue her education and work towards achieving her Massage Therapy License. Maria’s favorite menu item is the Spicy Southwest Chicken salad. 


Assistant Store Leader Maria Nateras

Katherine Joyal, Shift Lead

This is Katherine! She is a shift lead at our Campus West location. She has been with Spoons for over 3 years now while also attending CSU (graduating December 2020!). Her favorite thing on the menu has to be the Strawberry Harvest salad or our Ham and Swiss sandwich, it makes for a great combination of salty and sweet!

Shift Lead Katherine Joyal

Drew Silprasornprasit, Shift Lead


Shift Lead Drew Silprasornprasit

Lory Student Center

Gabby Mainelli, Store Leader

Gabrielle has been working at Spoons since January of 2019, with her food & customer service experience going back to 2015. Her favorite menu item is our Minnesota chicken Wild Rice Soup paired with our Apple Poppyseed salad. She has recently moved to Fort Collins and has quickly come to love everything about our community. 


Store Leader Gabby Mainelli

Max Kilzer, Shift Lead


Shift Lead Max Kilzer

Allison Hall

Alec Quintana, Allison Hall Leader

Alec has been working at Spoons for about 3 years. He loves Fort Collins and was born and raised here. Outside of work you’ll find him going to “church” which is going to Edora Park every Sunday morning and playing disc gold with great friends and having a good time. 


Allison Hall Leader Alec Quintana
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