Lester Almanza (he/him), Outreach Coordinator
Lester is originally from the beautiful colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua. After over sixteen years of work with nonprofit organizations and community health programs around Central America, the past seven years of which he lived in Guatemala, Lester moved to Edmonds in May of 2021 with his wife Kim and their young son. Lester is also an English–Spanish medical interpreter, using skills cultivated throughout his years of work in the community clinic setting. In his free time, he corresponds with his seven-year-old daughter who lives in Denmark, trains Brazilian jiujitsu, goes hiking with his wife and son, cooks delicious Nicaraguan food, and reads both the news and Spanish novels of magical realism. Lester truly enjoys contributing to his community and helping people from different backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. He is thrilled to be part of the team at the Edmonds Food Bank.