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Board Of Directors

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Our board is democratically elected by our owners and make executive decisions for our Co-op. Learn More
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Board President, 2016-2023
I moved to Placerville a year and a half ago to start 24 Carrot Farm and became a member of the Coop immediately.  Before that I worked as a restaurant manager at farm to fork restaurants in San Francisco and ran a non-profit fruit harvesting program in Oakland CA. My passion for healthy, local, organic food is what got me into farming and it’s what drives me to be an active member of our Coop community. I hope to assist the Coop in sourcing more local organic food from all of our local farms at prices that everyone in our community can afford. I represent local farmers and Coop members as I am proud to be both.
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Board Member, 2021-2024
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Board Member, 2018-2024
I’m a proud member of the Co-op! My interest in being on the board is primarily to contribute to and be more involved in the community. I believe that how food is grown and where we obtain it plays a major role in the health of the environment and ourselves. The co-op contributes to local economic development and I’m proud to play a role in making it sustainable for years to come. I became a co-op member when I moved to Placerville in 2016 because I think it’s important to support local businesses. 
My educational background is in natural resource management. I hold a Master of Applied Science degree in Environmental Policy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Biology. Throughout my career, I have worked in environmental program management in different capacities. Currently, I am a Program Manager for a Resource Conservation District. I have experience in grant writing, strategic planning, legislative affairs, communications, event planning and community outreach. I’m honored to use my skills and experience to support the co-op. 

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Board Member, 2020-2023
I moved to Placerville in 2015 after retiring from  a career as a faculty member in the Computer Information Systems Department  of California State University, Stanislaus. As a first generation American of Greek descent, interest in food has always been a central focus in my life. My father emigrated to the US from Greece and owned a small neighborhood grocery store in the Mission district of San Francisco.  I worked at my dad’s  store  starting at age 12  until I graduated from college at age 22. Also, starting  at age 17, I worked as a cook’s assistant at the Golden Gate Inn, a restaurant in San Francisco’s ocean beach neighborhood.
After moving to Placerville, my interest in organic and  plant-based foods led me  to become a member of the Placerville Food  Co-op.  In 2020 I was elected to a three year term on the Board of Directors and I look forward to contributing towards the success of the Placerville Food Co-op.