Board of Directors
A Message from MoCo Board Chair,
We’re open! Congratulations!
Opening MoCo has been a tremendous community achievement. We have an beautiful store right in the village, full of local healthy foods and products. Our General Manager, Mike and awesome staff are working to make MoCo the co-op we’ve all envisioned. We are learning and growing. MoCo is now nearing 1,000 members. An amazing accomplishment that shouts the enthusiasm for MoCo’s mission which is "…to create a community-owned food market, committed to the health and well-being of all people, emphasizing local and organic products, and supporting a dynamic community accessible to all."
Please Come, to 46 Pleasant St in the village of Morrisville.
Share, your 2 cents while you are in the store.
Participate, in the MoCo community.
Shop, enjoy the healthy bounty of northern Vermont.
It is your store and you’re participation is essential to our long-term success.
I’m available for your comments or questions. See you in the store!
Important Notes & References
BOARD CHAIR /// Carol's father grew up on a dairy farm and her mother on a crop and livestock farm, both still in operation. Her respect for farming and farmers brought Carol to join our board, as she sees MoCo as an important part of “cultivating” farming in Lamoille County.
Carol worked as a registered nurse for 30 years and now owns a regional small business. She has lived and worked in St. Louis, Memphis, Houston, Beijing, and, for the past ten years, Morrisville.
TERM ENDS 2019
TREASURER /// Nancy has over 30 years financial management experience including work as an internal auditor. Most recently she worked as the Business Manager for a non-profit collective in Boston. In addition, she has served on numerous boards including two school committees and a local farmers market when she lived in Massachusetts.
TERM ENDS 2018
VICE CHAIR /// Tricia currently supports MoCo as our Vice Chair.
Jack passionately believes that MoCo will help to make Morrisville a "whole community." By having access to a market that supplies locals with quality local products, as well as the best from beyond, MoCo has the opportunity to feed the heart and soul of the community. In addition to cooking and working in the food service for 37 years, he also has extensive catering experience with local clients for private events. Jack also wrote a food column for the Stowe Reporter for almost five years. Having been involved with the MoCo Task Force from Day 1, he brings passion and food industry know-how to the table. Jack lives with his family in Morrisville.
TERM ENDS 2018
A Vermont resident for 24 years, Susanna hails from the southeast of England. Before landing in America, she combined her passions for traveling and food by cheffing on a fleet of large sailing and motorboats based in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Americas. Susanna’s Catering was started 13 years ago and has recently expanded into downtown Morrisville. Opening a new commercial kitchen in Morrisville has been a great opportunity for Susanna to immerse myself in the growing food culture and expanding network of passionate foodies who live and work here. She sees MoCo as another branch of such a network. Susanna brings passion for good food and healthy eating habits to the MoCo table.
TERM ENDS 2018
Laurie is a business professional involved in healthcare sales and marketing. She makes her home in Morrisville with her husband Ernie Ruskey and cat Raya and is a strong supporter of local businesses. Laurie is passionate about eating healthy and local, and has been involved with fundraising and member recruitment to assist with the building of MoCo. She is assisting with supporting operation and initial success of MoCo by volunteering on the Board.
TERM ENDS 2020
Michael has a broad range of experience from Digital Marketing and SaaS technology, to his current venture: Hill Section Farm. Michael is co-owner of Hill Section Farm, and also a New England Masters Skier.
Hill Section Farm is an organic, non-GMO, wholesale small fruits, grass fed and grass finished beef cattle farm. Michael has been a competitor in New England MAsters Skiing from 1967 through today.
New England Masters Skiing is a tremendous experience for anyone over 18 interested in Alpine Ski Racing. You will never meet a nicer, kinder, more enthusiastic crowd from 18 to literally late 80s. They are all serious ski racers at all different skill levels. You will always find someone better and someone worse in every run. Great competition at all levels and even more fun.