Our Staff

Chelsea Eddy 

Cafe Front of House Manager
Chelsea previously served as the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office’ Refugee Community Liaison, where she helped Salt Lake’s 60,000 refugees engage in all aspects of the City. Chelsea first came to Montana  seven years ago, where she spent several years ski instructing while simultaneously pursuing a BA from Northwestern University in Political Science & History. Drawn in by the warm community and outdoor opportunities, she returned to Bozeman in early 2016. Chelsea originally joined the HRDC as an Evening Coordinator, overseeing the Community Cafe’s evening dinner service and volunteers, before becoming the Cafe’s Front of House Manager.

Email Chelsea at: ceddy@thehrdc.org

Rick Hilles

Executive Chef

Rick brings with him experiences from many different settings including fine dining restaurants, luxury clubs/ resorts, personal chef services and simple cafe’s and bistros.  Rick now calls Bozeman home, where he is raising two small children (Jonah 4, Charley 3) with his wife Beth.  He holds a strong interest in food sustainability and is looking forward to serving those in our community who need a little help. We would love for you to join us at the cafe to taste one of Rick’s delectable creations.

Email Rick at: rhilles@thehrdc.org

McKenzie Ball

Youth and Workforce Development
McKenzie is currently developing a basic employment skills and culinary arts training program at the Community Cafe.  Participants will gain valuable, transferable skills with the eventual goals of connecting them to gainful employment and increasing their personal resources.

McKenzie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Montana State University where he focused his studies in Food and Agriculture policy and political theory. As a Bozeman native and graduate of Bridger Alternative High School, he is deeply rooted in the local community and is committed to working towards a more ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable Bozeman. In his free time he enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, cooking and growing insanely hot peppers.

Email McKenzie at: mball@thehrdc.org