In early 2013, the Steering Committee decided that the first Board of Directors would consist of up to 12 Directors. Appx a year later, the time has come!
However, since there are fewer than 12 candidates for our first Board, the Steering Committee decided during the December and January meetings to elect all the nominees unless the Membership has any objections to any individual who is nominated. The Steering Committee is extending a 30 day period to bring forward any concerns or objection about any of our nominees.
Please direct any concerns to any member of the Steering Committee by email no later than noon on February 7, 2014.
PLEASE MEET OUR CANDIDATES:
I am a Brooklyn-neighborhood resident who has been shopping at Warehouse Café from its opening and was a Kickstarter contributor for the market. I am an attorney and small-business owner, and I hope to bring my skills in business planning and risk management to the steering committee and eventual board. I frequently spend time down in Umpqua Valley, Oregon, where my family owns a vineyard and farm. The family business has given me much insight into how difficult it is for small farmers to operate their businesses in ethical and sustainable ways and to reach consumers willing to pay for good products. I am excited to be a part of something that helps both consumers and farmers to succeed.
I can be reached at candice (at) candiceaistonlaw dot com.
I founded Portland Green Parenting (PGP), a parenting support network with a focus on green parenting and sustainable living, shortly after moving to Portland in 2007 from southern California (although I am originally from Finland). Know Thy Food, our farm direct and bulk food buying club, quickly grew out of PGP in early 2008. In 2010, and with a lot of community support, I established Warehouse Café, which morphed into a café and market in November 2012 thanks to an immensely successful Kickstarter campaign. In 2013, a handful of other members and I set out working on transitioning the business into a community owned food co-op.
Strangely, I did not have any business, food service or restaurant background when I began this journey. Instead, I have a couple of degrees in Cultural Anthropology and an interest in community building and the intertwining of internet technology in people’s daily life. Luckily, my husband Dan Halli is a software developer who provides the technical assistance needed to create these websites. We live in an old 1913 Craftsman fixer upper in inner SE Portland with our four children. We also really like bacon. A lot.
I can be reached at rebecca (at) knowthyfood dot com.
I am a father of two, married to Lynn Siprelle. We at one time owned several Internet cafes and I have a background in grocery management, although I am now a project manager for a telephone company. I am interested in good food, bicycles, silliness, and I help run social media for Orycon, the local science fiction convention. I am colorblind, enjoy the music of Paul and Storm, JoCo, and Molly Lewis, and get out to the woods whenever I can. My goal is to create a Coop that will live on past the current membership and make sure that we have continued access to delicious food, with a focus on economic sustainability and local producers when possible.
I can be reached at jj (at) velvetackbar dot com.
I have been a member, shopper and familiar face at the Warehouse since the early days of residence at the warehouse building. I have two daughters, Teegan and Maeve, and I’m often seen at children’s shows. I am a theatrical stage manager by trade and active on the Board of Cafe au Play as well as being the current Membership Coordinator of our future food co-op. My husband David and I are both natives of the Southeast (US not Portland) and have lived in Portland for three and a half years.
I can be reached at anniebosworthfoley (at) gmail dot com.
Brooklyn resident and father to a two year old, I moved Portland (and the US) a little under 5 years ago and I have been involved in the Steering Committee to set up the Co-op since its inception in 2012. I have a long history of involvement in the cooperative movement that stretches back over 20 years through my involvement in housing co-ops in the UK that provided low cost rental accommodation, both a member, and as someone who advised and aided others in setting up their own co-ops.
I am a firm believer in the principles of member ownership and democratic control exemplified by co-ops, as well as eating locally and living sustainably. I believe that KTF can be a business that will be a living demonstration of these, and an asset to the communities it serves, the local, as well as the wider community of producers and consumers it brings together.
I can be reached at tallus (at) gmail dot com.
Hi! I’ve been a part of Warehouse Café since it opened its doors three years and three months ago in October 2010. As a parent of three amazing human being, it has always been one of my family’s values to support local and organic food. My experience at Warehouse Café has also helped me to grow in my understanding of the value in creating a community owned, cooperatively run grocery store. I am passionate about sharing in this journey with others.
I can be reached at crystal.peterson (at) pcc dot edu.
I am a 10 year resident of Portland along with my wife, daughter, and granddaughter. We have been KTF members for the last year or so. After a 30 year career in numerous scientific roles across the US we moved back west about 20 years ago. I have been a Board member of Northwest Youth Corps (Eugene), Beyond War (Portland), and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (Portland).
I can be reached at sdschubert (at) comcast dot net.
When I retired from a career in juvenile justice, eight years ago, my husband and I moved to Portland. Prior and since, my experience includes several years as a chef, food service supervisor, freelance food writer and cooking teacher. We currently own a Bed and Breakfast in Westmoreland. I’ve been a board member for Community Outreach, Inc. in Corvallis. And I was the Juvenile Department representative in the Benton County Classification and Compensation Committee. A member of Friends of Family Farmers, I’m passionate about eating fresh and buying local. We’ve been members of KTF for over a year.
I can be reached at lelesgal (at) aol dot com.