- Hometown: Lombard
- Contact Jerry
- Term: Elected 2021. 1st term ends 2024.
Why are you interested in serving on the Prairie Food Board of Directors?
I want to help continue the excellence that the PFC board has put forth since day one.
Employment: Please tell us about your Past or Present Employment
I was in the Army, then cooked at a lot of places, then entered the grocery industry and am now in IT. I was the first Store Manager when Sugar Beet Food Co-op opened in 2017 and followed that with experience as a Manager at Standard Market. I currently work in IT at Helen Plum library.
Volunteer: Membership/Affiliations/Leadership past and present
Management, Fundraising, Marketing/Public Relations, Event Planning, Communications.
Which of the following areas do you have expertise?
Management, Fundraising, Event Planning, Communications, environmental education including recycling, sustainable swaps, safer food, cosmetic and cleaning products
What experience, education, and skills do you have that you feel will contribute to your effectiveness as a Prairie Food Director?
I co-founded Prairie Food Co-op and have been immersed in the food co-op world for nearly a decade. I think I am especially effective at outreach and marketing.
What are your personal goals for Prairie Food Co-op?
To see PFC funded, built, and opened.
What experiences have you had with cooperatives, food or otherwise?
I was a member Owner of Common Ground Food Co-op in Urbana IL and I am co-founder of Prairie Food Co-op. I also have a strong background in food service and grocery service.