Ally Shell-van Koolwijk
Director, Neal Hamil Agency

76468-small.jpgAlly brings expertise in marketing, public relations, development, and event planning to our table and can open avenues to valuable resources maintained through her position at Neal Hamil Agency. She is deeply entrenched in work for Green Valentine, a non-profit her family founded to promote community, living a sustainable lifestyle, and choosing local. Ally's family are long-time supporters of Recipe for Success events through get years and with her brother she will co-chair Dress for Dinner 2018.

Ally's passion for food and sustainability was instilled through her mother, who taught "the way to your love's heart is thru the stomach", and her brother, Jeff, who has always encouraged Ally to go natural regarding food, fun, and children. Ally believes engaging children in food from seed to plate is a great way to get them to eat their veggies and she practices this with her own kids. Ally is married with three children and a 9 year old pup.