Our Team

Aaron Tolson
Aaron TolsonProgram Director
Aaron is a native of Prince William County but traveled the world while serving in the USAF for six years as a Boom Operator on the KC-135RT Stratotanker. His experiences since have included completing a BS in Computer Science and leading philanthropic efforts in the Appalachians, Brazil, South Africa, and Haiti. He is an LPW '18 alumni, has served on the PW Chamber Board of Directors and the CTE Advisory Board for Manassas City Schools, and President of the Greater Prince William Food Council.
Claire Duncan
Claire DuncanProgram Manager
Claire has always been passionate about social equity and justice. She saw the profound impact unequal access to healthy food had on her own family and community. In her pursuit of innovative solutions to poor public health, hunger, and poverty, she was introduced to PWFR and quickly fell in love with their concept and mission. She is excited for the opportunity to do her part to reduce hunger and food waste in the Prince William Region. Claire graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in sociology, and brings her experience as a community service organizer, event coordinator, and student leader to her position with PWFR. She works with our existing Donor and Distribution Partners to ensure processes and procedures are smooth and effective and is the POC for organizations interested in being part of our program.
Rebecca Gates
Rebecca GatesFood Rescue Coordinator
Rebecca is a native of New York, but lived Cairo, Egypt for 2.5 years working as an Agricultural Specialist before settling in Prince William County to work for PWFR. She received a B.S. in Biology from Wheaton College (IL) and a M.S. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development from Antioch University New England. She comes to the PWFR team with a passion for regenerative agriculture, community gardening, and supporting local food systems. She is our Food Rescue Coordinator which means she is the one scheduling the daily rescues, and making sure they go smoothly. If you’re ever on a rescue and need help from the PWFR team, she is the one you’ll speak to!