Our Team

Meet the team that keeps MoCo's gears turning!


Elizabeth M. Casparian

communications director

Cafe Manager

Elizabeth and her family moved to Vermont in 2016 seeking new ventures in Vermont's growing local and sustainable food world.  As a veteran of the not-for-profit world, Elizabeth came to MoCo to lend her help in the last stages of the Member Loan Campaign, Community Engagement, and Membership Drive. Elizabeth is passionately devoted to cooking and supporting the health and well-being of farms and families.


Matt R. Allen

Director of Operations

Matt, who grew up nearby in Wolcott, was excited to join the team right before opening. He is currently studying political science at Johnson State College after a brief stint in the food-mecca that is Brooklyn, NY. He is excited to see a source for fresh, local, food in downtown Morrisville and hopes the community loves it as much as he does. Matt has numerous interests ranging from the arts, to politics, to cooking, and, of course, loves Vermont! 



Aisha A. Abbassi


Aisha, originally from Houston, Texas, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University in 2016. She was so thrilled by MoCo's mission of bringing the Lamoille Valley community together through the shared love of fresh, local foods, that she up and moved to Vermont to begin creating the new face of MoCo. Among Aisha's favorite things are cherry tomatoes fresh off the vine, tiny wildflowers, and a good ol' breakfast sandwich with local honey.