Meet your Board
Megan has a deep passion for local and sustainable food networks and how they benefit communities. She moved back to Morrisville in 2021, after being away from Vermont for 6 years. Her professional skills are in marketing and communication. She has worked in a variety of professions within the outdoor industry, including as sales representative, customer service, event planner, social media manager, and social media influencer manager. She has also worked with the nonprofit SheJumps in the past.
Stephanie returned to Vermont after 27 years living in Montana. She works for the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, a community action agency in Burlington. She is the director of organizational development and quality improvement and has an extensive background in community development.
Don has been an educator (high school science/mathematics teacher at PA and Stowe) in Lamoille County for the past 35 years. He has also coached multiple sports, especially ice hockey. He enjoys being outdoors, running, hiking, cross country and/or downhill skiing.
Jessica sees food as a way to bring people together, and at the same time to expand horizons and build a sense of connection to other places. Food also creates openings to highlight our interactions with the environment and other species. Originally from Westfield, VT, she has owned a house in Morrisville since 2012. She lived in India for 11 years and have traveled extensively and with attention to food (Latin America, Middle East, Asia). She has 25+ years of teaching, writing, program management/leadership on sustainable development across U.S., Latin America, India, and with global programs.
Beth grew up in Massachusetts, graduated from Brandeis University, and moved to San Francisco to work in advertising research. She obtained her MBA in Small Business Management and spent the next 30 years in San Francisco and then Charlotte, NC as Controller in several small businesses. She was an owner and manager of a geotechnical drilling company for a decade before retiring to Vermont. In addition to the co-op, she volunteers at Central Vermont Council on Aging, Hardwick Food Pantry, and Lamoille Neighbors. She enjoys reading and baking in her free time.
Susan was on the initial task force that worked to create the Morrisville Food Co-op. She served on the first board and stepped off when she and her husband purchased 46 Pleasant Street, where the store resides. She continued to serve on many co-op committees – Events (our annual Corn Roast!), Outreach, Nominating, and Member Loan. As a board member, she brings historical knowledge of the co-op, as well as her extensive experience in organizational communication and facilitation as well as community connections and her enduring commitment to helping our co-op thrive. She enjoys doing anything or nothing with her four beloved grandchildren.
David has been a Vegan for most of the last 30 years. He provides deep experience in consensus and community building processes like appreciative inquiry. He has consulted with a wide variety of businesses about how to break through to the next level in both an operational sense and a team development sense. He grew up working in restaurants and retail and has served on many nonprofit and for profit boards. He currently runs a nonprofit that helps state and local treasurers throughout the U.S. create a more sustainable, inclusive, and just economy.
Scott has helped small startups and major global food companies design their menus to include more sustainable, healthy foods. Most of his career has focused on food systems and public health issues. He spends his free time skiing, hiking, and tending his garden with his partner Mikaela.