Each candidate has provided responses to a standard list of questions to help you determine your vote:
1. Why are you interested in serving on Harvest Moon’s Board?
Always supported co-ops as a consumer and I would like to support in other ways as well. I believe now more than ever it’s important to engage with people in your community and find ways to make good things happen. Food is really important to me, how we grow it, cook it, where it comes from, access, and quality. Food co-ops can provide all of these things and much more. I want to be a part of the team that helps guide Harvest Moon in meeting all these goals in the future.
2. What qualifications do you have that would be most helpful to the Board?
I’ve been a member of various co-ops since the early 1990s as a student in college in Washington State. I’ve been teaching biology and environmental science for almost two decades, and have worked hard to connect my students with their communities through collaborative, environmental, educational projects. Agriculture and food systems has been a regular theme in my courses. I’m also passionate about local farms, and healthy food!
3. What excites you about Harvest Moon’s future?
I’m really excited about connecting with people in the community and I think Harvest Moon has a great potential to educate and promote local food. I also see continued opportunity to connect with area farmers and food producers. I’m interested in working on programs that help make nutritious food available for all people throughout the broader community. As the co-op grows it’ll be exciting to be part of the team that determines new projects and programs in the store as well.