About Us

The Chickasaw Nation's "Get Fresh!" Program teaches healthy meal preparation with entertaining shows, consisting of live, interactive cooking demonstrations led by specialists who sprinkle in bits of nutrition knowledge. The education presentation is science-based and grounded in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "MyPlate" program. On the table with these culinary classes are new recipes and skills meant to boost a family's everyday eating experiences. When the dish is done, attendees get to sample the food. While our target population are SNAP-Ed participants, the classes are free and open to everyone. We invite you to attend a show at one of the following locations: Ada, Ardmore, DuncanPurcell and the Family Life Center.

Meet the Team

Adrienne Jacobs

Get Fresh! Program Manager

Andrea Dowell

Food Demonstration Specialist

Gabriel Cannon

Get Fresh! Nutrition Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Hagen F. Baken

Community Nutrition Educator

Jacci Smith

Food Demonstration Specialist

Kimberly Mowdy

Food Demonstration Specialist

Leslie Cook

Get Fresh! Office Manager

Melissa Burden

Get Fresh! Community Nutrition Coordinator

Ruth Burrows

Food Demonstration Specialist

Sandra Walck

Food Demonstration Specialist

Sarah Johnson

Food Demonstration Specialist Assistant