Meet your Board
George joined the board because he truly cares about community, connection, and nutrition and sees the co-op being the location and conduit for bringing those things together. He has spent most of the last decade working as an engineer and a first responder, which has given him a unique outlook on how to approach problems. He has a very logical thought process as well as an ability to work through stressful situations to achieve a goal. His vision for the Co-op is to grow the ability to provide high quality, local products and educate people as to why they should consider changing their purchasing habits to support a closer to home consumption model, because he believes this will be key to reducing the impacts of a changing climate.
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.
Kaylin has been passionate about food co-ops for a few years and is always interested in learning more and staying up to date with her favorite New England ones. She believes that, with recent weather events and predictions for the future, it is more important now than ever to support local farmers and producers. As a nurse, providing healthy food and promoting healthy living and wellness is something she strongly supports. She feels serving on the board sets a good example for her patients and is a way of giving back to her community. She would love to see the co-op grow in size and selection to better serve the area’s increasing population and believes consistent community outreach is important.
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.
Jon is focused on doing what he can to make Lamoille County a more livable place for his child, Eddie, starting with planting 100 fruit trees and shrubs as part of a regenerative plan on his little Morrisville homestead. Jon moved to Morrisville in 2021 from Beacon, NY where he founded and managed a bicycle shop, co-launched a cargo-bike powered compost system and helped bolster cycling infrastructure. While he spends much of his time on a cargo bike, he has been a high-performance driving instructor and racing coach since 2008 and enjoys finding the limits of tire adhesion on a closed circuit. His passions include making electronic music and telling his child off-the-cuff tales, mostly involving kittens.
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.
Bob is committed to further shaping a quality, healthy, environmentally focused, interesting, and financially stable food and related product resource for the communities in and around Morrisville. He has served on for-profit boards like EatingWell Media Group, Ursa Major Skin Care, and others, helping them to grow and be profitable. Bob is a 35+ year revenue development expert in the digital world…pre and post internet. He has built, resurrected, founded, served on boards, and advised many companies throughout his career, focusing on financial health, strategic positioning, growth, and marketing/sales approaches, resulting in very successful companies.
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.