How long have you been cooperating?
I have been working at the Medford Food Co-op for just over 3 months.
What do you do at the co-op?
I am the manager of the Co-op Café.
What brought you to the co-op?
I worked for a non-profit in White City that ended up closing their doors and leaving me in need of a job. I applied for two jobs and got a call back from both of them. I went to both interviews and knew immediately which job I wanted to take: the Medford Food Co-op Café Manager.
What do you like best about your job?
What I like most about my job, besides the wonderful owners and customers, is the sense of family around our work place.
Tell us your co-op favorites:
Anything that is served in the Café – with Denise’s brownies at the top of my list. Also all the fresh organic produce.
How has working at the co-op affected your life?
My husband and I owned and operated a Mediterranean Café for many years which exposed us to a very healthy diet including some vegan choices. Working at the Medford Food Co-op has opened my eyes to many more vegan options. I still eat meat, but enjoy many of the plant-based foods prepared by our Café team.
Tell us something we don’t know! (Tell us something about yourself others might not know):
I have a twin brother!
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love spending time with my husband, and our dog, Bandit. We spend a lot of time outdoors and with family. I also love photography and quilting.
Where did you grow up/where have you lived in your life?
My Dad was a career Navy man of 25 years (CPO), so growing up a Navy brat, I have lived up and down the West Coast.