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!
The MoCo Board meets the 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in the Community Meeting Room of the Tegu Building.
unless otherwise noted.
Interested in joining the MoCo Board? Download the Board Application.
We abide by a strict code of conduct. Read it here: Board Process : Directors' Code of Conduct
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
Julia has only been in Vermont for a few years but has enjoyed immersed herself in the local food scene. She is proud to have a vibrant co-op right in town that provides outlets to local farmers/producers, offers good quality food, and fosters a greater sense of community.
Julia works as Operations Director at Salvation Farms, a nonprofit in Morrisville that strives to build resiliency in the state's food system through agricultural surplus management. Prior to her time in Vermont, she worked at a small-town coop and inner-city preschool in Massachusetts and on a 45-acre diversified organic vegetable farm in the Adirondacks.
Julia holds a M.A. in Sustainable Development from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, with a focus on non-profit management and social entrepreneurship. In 2017, she received a Certificate of Non-Profit Management from Marlboro College.
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.