Heather has a diverse background first as a CPA and then as a high school business teacher, but she realized over the past decade that her true passion is bringing people together over food. She and her husband Troy made a dramatic life change in 2012 by quitting their jobs and moving their family to Uganda, Africa for a year of service. It was during this experience that she realized the unique power of food to break down barriers. When she returned to the states, she decided it was time to pursue her lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. Her purpose in opening GraceFull is to love people well through food and invest in the local community by connecting people to new outlets for serving each other and opportunities to give back.
Troy works as a Technology Consultant and spends his Wednesdays at GraceFull Cafe. Before GraceFull, Troy spent his Wednesdays at Denver Inner City Parish “welcoming and empowering people in need through support, determination and community.” As an avid reader and self-over-analyzer his occupation as a Technology Consultant and Volunteer allows him to be in both the corporate and non-profit worlds. He strives to continue to show these two worlds the unique things they have to offer each other. His other passions includes being a husband and father, faith, geeking out on technology, strategy, leadership and being in community.
Paul began his culinary adventures at a young age, helping both his parents with family dinners. Now, taking years of kitchen experience and mixing it with a formal culinary education, Paul is excited to be a part of the GraceFull Cafe family. No matter the dish, no matter the ingredients, Paul tries to find the art and the passion that comes from creating good food for people.
Jen has a background in team leadership, office management, and a wide range of customer service roles, and plans to complete her BFA in Creative Writing next year. She took on the role of Administrative & Community Development Assistant in May and has loved getting to know the wonderful Community Partners and Volunteers, who are essential to making GraceFull Foundation successful. You can catch Jen barista-ing at GraceFull Cafe on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as at most of the Community Breakfasts and Dinners that occur once a month.