My history with the Ashland Food Co-op began just after I was born in 1981 right here in Ashland, Oregon. I am sure I was mere days on this earth before I was hauled along on a mission to stock up on organic oats, Sappo Hill soap, or any number of other essential products for a healthy lifestyle that simply were not offered anywhere else. As an adult I’ve spent my working life in both for-profit and not-for- profit management roles with Safeway, Market of Choice, the Co-op, and currently Sunday Afternoons Hats and Clothing.
What inspired you to run for the Ashland Food Co-op Board of Directors?
When I left Ashland Food Co-op in 2016 for the incredible opportunity with Sunday Afternoons, I had a deep feeling that there was more I could have done at AFC. It is critically important to me that I support not just the continued strength of the Co-op.
What do you hope to accomplish in your 3-year term?
In my time as a board member, I will contribute towards an acceleration of projects expanding the Co-op's physical ability to serve its customers. In addition, my vision would expand the Co-op's brand outside of the Co-op network. I imagine working to develop beneficial relationships with other businesses around the valley, in order to reach customers who may not be prototypical Co-op shoppers.