Meet our team

Taylor Rose Evans

General Manager

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Taylor moved to Vermont from California with her partner and two daughters in the spring of 2007. she comes to us with an extensive retail background having been a principal in a California based outdoor specialty retail business along with having worked for both an international outdoor clothing and equipment brand and on the financial services end of a major motorcycle company.

Taylor also has experience in the business conference industry having worked as National Sales Manager at a four diamond resort and as Senior Sales Manager at a major east coast ski area. Taylor is a Navy veteran and attended the University of Scranton majoring in Public Administration and Business.

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op?

Working at the Co-op for me feeds a part of my “just cause”, being a part of something bigger than myself, something that serves and supports our local community. I also enjoy working to support an inclusive work environment and empower our young staff, many of whom the Co-op is their first job.

Favorite Quote:

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” ~  Amelia Earhart

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; . . . Genius will not; . . . Education will not; . . . Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
NPR How I Built This – Patagonia: Yvon Chouinard
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Iceland Land of Sagas by Jon Krakauer / David Roberts

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

Along with spending as much time as possible with my daughters, I consider myself an avid traveler and outdoor adventurer. I love skiing and cycling and I’m working at renewing my passion for alpine climbing.

Mj Bouvier

Marketing Director

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Mj brings over 15 years of Marketing experience to the Co-op. She holds several certifications in Inbound Marketing through HubSpot. She taught web design, video editing, graphic arts and digital marketing at Peoples Academy high school for 5 years. Mj has owned and operated several businesses, including a bed & breakfast in Vermont, was the food writer for the Best of Central Vermont magazine for several years and has a cooking blog.

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op?

Working at the Co-op has given me the opportunity to be part of a caring, like-minded team of co-workers. It allows me to follow my passion of food writing and research and I feel engaged and empowered to make a difference.

Favorite Quote:

“It is our choices that show who we are, far more than our abilities” ~  Dumbledore

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter Thompson

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

… almost anything by Stephen King!

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

When not at the Co-op I enjoy photography, cooking, writing, playing guitar, tennis and being outdoors.

Katy Ann Leadbetter

Produce & Bulk Manager

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Katy Ann brings over 20 years of experience in customer service and business management in the health and wellness industry. She is a lifelong learner and practitioner of mindfulness and Ayurveda.

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op?

I have the opportunity to be a part of supporting the local community, vendors, and farmers!

Favorite Quote:

“In food, I see clearly the presence of the entire universe supporting my existence.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

You are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza

The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

Working on my land or exercising my two young huskies.

Christine Haley

Office Manager

Loren Leahy

Buyer

Addie Baranyay

Associate/Customer Service Representative

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

This is Addie’s first job.

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op?

I love all of my coworkers and everyone was very welcoming and accepting when I first started.

Favorite Quote:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind won’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Bernard M. Baruch

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Shining by Stephen King

… all of the Harry Potter books

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

I enjoy drawing and playing the ukulele. I also enjoy spending time with my family and a few close friends.

Haven Braun

Associate/Customer Service Representative

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

Haven’s family shops at the Co-op and he has an understanding of what is at the store.

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op?

The employees and customers are very nice and it is a very welcoming and warm place.

Favorite Quote:

One of my favorite quotes from a tv show I watch is “It is foolish to fear what we have yet to see and know” By Itachi. The idea of it is that you shouldn’t be scared of what is yet to come because it might not be as bad as you think.

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

Coralline

Ready Player One

The Great Gatsby

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

I enjoy snowboarding/skiing, playing guitar, playing basketball, and occasionally playing video games.

Grason Darrow

Associate/Customer Service Representative

Preferred Pronouns: They/Them

Grason worked in many customer service jobs, from being waitstaff and a host, to being a barista and a tutor.

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op?

I enjoy working at the Co-op because of the friendly and welcoming environment. Everyone is apart of the the Co-op community, so you get to meet lots of great people and work with a variety of coworkers.

Favorite Quote:

I’m not sure.

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

The Crime Junkie Podcast

Ted Talk Podcasts

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

When I’m not work I’m usually hanging out with my dogs or baking for my family. With COVID I’ve spent a lot of time mastering gluten free cooking and training my young German Shepard.

Emma Engler

Associate/Customer Service Representative

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

This is Emma’s first work experience.

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op?

I enjoy working at the Co-op because of the positive work environment and the customers.

Favorite Quote:

“And your laugh, it just melts in my hands.” ~Clairo

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

Me, Earl, and a Dying Girl

The Maze Runner

Paper Towns

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

Outside of work I enjoy doing gymnastics, playing soccer, skiing, making clothes and hanging out with my sister.

Grace Evans

Associate/Customer Service Representative

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

This is Grace’s first work experience.

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op?

Morrisville Food Co-op is very community centered and it is always nice to see regulars come in.

Favorite Quote:

“Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s there time.” ~ Buddha

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

Milk and honey by Rupi Kaur

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

The Stand by Stephen King

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

Other than trying new activities I like to do art, ice skate and write. I also enjoy spending time with my friends.

Gracie Kennaugh

Associate/Customer Service Representative

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Gracie is earning her B.S. in Wellness & Alternative Medicine, & attending Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism beginning in 2021

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op:

I enjoy working at the Co-op because I love the people I work with, the people I meet, & the products we sell!

Favorite Quote:

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

Any of the Plants & Planets series podcasts by Adam Sommer

Any of the Medicine Stories podcasts by Amber Magnolia Hill

Miach & Airmed by MZ McDowell

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

I enjoy singing in the band I am in; Soulstice, gardening, hula hooping, & making herbal medicine!

Mia Olsen

Associate/Customer Service Representative

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Living in the area, I attend high school about 5 minutes away, where I am involved in a few extra curricula’s (student council, cross country) that keep my active and tied to my community. Working at the co op has helped me become more sociable and given me more opportunities to help and work for those around me whether this be through putting together curbside orders, answering questions about produce or recommending different foods.

Why do you enjoy working at MOCO:

As a high school student in the area, I really enjoy working at the co op because it’s a great way to connect myself to the community whether that be through talking with vendors, local farms, businesses or customers.

Favorite Quote:

“You are the greatest project you will ever work on.” ~ Unknown

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

The Joe Rogan –  Podcast

Just the Good Stuff – Dr. Will Cole –  Podcast

Water for Elephants ~ Sara Gruen

What do you enjoy doing when not at MOCO?

When not at work, I’m usually training for track or cross country. I enjoy skiing, photography, and spending time with my family.

Solé Parkin

Associate/Customer Service Representative

Preferred Pronouns: They/Them

Solé brings a background of doing nothing but taking care of kids and learning because there’s nothing else to do; They bring a perspective on things no one knew they needed a perspective on.

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op?

I enjoy working at the Co-op because I feel like the work I contribute is meaningful to the community. I also enjoy meeting new people who come in and who I work with. The place also has really chill vibes.

Favorite Quote:

“The ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something that we make, and could just as easily make differently.” ~ David Graeber

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

The Bhagavad Gita attributed to the sage Veda Vyasa

Social Reform or Revolution? by Rosa Luxemburg

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

When I am not at work, I enjoy reading and writing, as well as playing guitar and spending time with friends. Oh, and I like to watch scary movies and weird comedy shows.

Brianna Reeve

Associate/Customer Service Representative

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Brianna is warm, welcoming, and hard working.

Why do you enjoy working at the Co-op?

I absolutely enjoy working at the Co-op.

Favorite Quote:

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles..” ~ Christopher Reeve

Favorite Books/Podcasts:

The Crime Junkie Podcast

Under the Dome ~ Stephen King

It ~ Stephen King

What do you enjoy doing when not at the Co-op?

Reading, painting, hiking, camping, or being with friends and family

Kira

Associate/Customer Service Representative

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