Staff


  • Savannaha

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Glenn

  •  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Casey

  • Savannah Box 

    General Manager of Foodservices 

    Savannah’s journey into child nutrition began at an early age, coming from poverty and sometimes not knowing where her little brother and sister would get fed from started a lifelong passion to end childhood food insecurities. When Savannah’s two boys started kindergarten in west Texas that passion was ignited! Savannah wanted her children and their friends to have the same fresh from scratch meals that would be served out of her home kitchen. Rather than complain she decided to become part of the solution and began her career as a Child Nutrition Specialist for Ector County ISD. 

    Savannah brings over 8 years of management experience with her and received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with accounting and finance being her main area’s of concentration from Cornell University in 2019. Over the years, she has developed an impressive level of culinary and management expertise, having held multiple roles in K-12 foodservice in various different districts. 

    Savannah Box has worked with SFE for 5 years, leading the building of her multiple district’s foodservice program to improve revenues, client service and student satisfaction.  Along the way, she also has earned a reputation as being a highly effective leader, creating an engaged, positive team culture through example.

    Savannah Box demonstrates a deep loyalty to her district clients and students, and she consistently goes above and beyond performance expectations in “Putting Child Nutrition First.”

  • Glenn Topfer

     Assistant General Manager, Operations

    Dickinson Texas (Galveston County), has been home for 49 years. I love living on the coast. I enjoy most water sports especially sailing. I grew up in the family business of brokage for power and sailboat sales and marine hardware. I never planned to have a career in Foodservice. I entered the University of Houston – Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. My goal was private club management such as yacht clubs to follow my boating interests. That changed when I went to Vail, Colorado with Marriott Hotels and Resorts for a 6 month internship. I ended up in the Baking and Pastry shop for the internship.  That experience led me to go to Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island for my second degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I have been in the culinary world for about 33 years. I been able to enjoy several industry segments such as hospitals, hotels, 4-star restaurants, management companies, catering, and private cooking. My favorite type of food is seafood (of course) and pasta dishes. Being a trained pastry chef, I can hold my own with sweets, breads, pastries, etc. I do not like chocolate, icing, cream cheese and many more pastry items.

    I am a single parent, with two children. Maylyn (oldest, 22) and Thomas (21). I have two grandchildren ages 3 years and 8 months. Both live in Dickinson, Texas. My family regularly gets together at my mom's house most Sunday evenings for a large meal. We have 22 family members in a 15-mile radius. Maylyn works in childcare and Thomas is a Paramedic with the local fire station and works in the ER also. 

    I look forward to my time in Colorado. I am giving up my boating interest to hiking, camping and general outdoor activities. I have completed several backpacking trips with my son’s Boy Scout Troop (Eagle Scout) and looking to do more trips in the Rockies. I know how to catch saltwater fish for “BIG” fish like sharks, drum etc. Now I can learn to catch the “little” fish with a fly rod.

  • Casey Hayes

    Assistant General Manager, Registered Dietitian

    RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, along with extensive practical life experience. She believes that enjoyment of life and mobility should not be hindered by bodily inflammation, excess body weight, or food allergies. As a mother of 4 children, also dealing with food allergies, Casey is passionate that children learn best when they are nourished well. Casey is confident that proper food balance can restore physical vitality, clarity of thought, and an overall feeling of well-being for our learning and growing children."