Cafe Manager, So All May Eat Inc.
Theresa Marten is the Cafe Manager for SAME (So All May Eat) Cafe where she leads a team who provide a healthy and dignified lunch to the Denver Community regardless of ability to pay. Starting as their Volunteer Coordinator, she has grown with SAME as they have transitioned from the original founders and launched a Food Truck and Cook-to-Work Program. Previously, Theresa worked at Urban Peak Youth Shelter where she managed the Education and Employment Classroom and served as a Case Manager. In these roles, she integrated the classroom to Urban Peak’s Shelter after a significant program shift. Her investment in the Denver community began when she joined the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers (CVV) in 2016. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Theresa lived and worked at a house of hospitality for expectant mothers in their first year of operation and assisted with the on-site community garden. Her passion for healthy food access, housing, and community was cultivated at Lewis University where she graduated with degrees in Literature & Language and Theology. Theresa will be attending graduate school in fall 2021 to pursue a masters degree in Counseling. Outside of work, Theresa can be found reading, dancing, traveling, and experimenting with new recipes.