Jacquelyn (Jackie) Berggren and her husband Kevin live in Cedar Falls. Jackie is one of the newest Co-op board members and has also been a member of the Communications Committee since she became a founding member/owner about a year ago. Jackie has been attending Huntington College of Health Sciences for the last two years and will graduate in March with her AS in Applied Nutrition. She recently became an Independent Sales Consultant with Norwex. She is interested in Nutrition coaching and is studying with a Reiki Master Teacher. Kevin works at Aramark in Waterloo. Kevin and Jackie dated in High School and reconnected some years later and married. They just celebrated their 20th anniversary together. They have two daughters, a daughter-in-law, one son, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren (three boys, and one girl). About five years ago, they rescued a sweet little Jack Russell Terrier mix from the Cedar Bend Humane Society and named her Macy. She is adorable and loves to go for walks with Jackie. Kevin is an avid golfer, so spring cannot get here fast enough for him!
They love the Cedar Falls area and surrounding communities. “The people are warm and friendly, and there is plenty to do.” Jackie enjoys going to local events such as The Cedar Falls Authors Festival featuring local authors like Nancy Price, movies and concerts in the park, and the incredible Farmers Markets. She likes how the local businesses are so supportive of each other; it creates such a cooperative environment. Jackie thinks the Cedar Falls Food Co-op will fit right in by offering as much local and organic food as possible in a warm, inviting space that cultivates that cooperative spirit.
“There are so many business partners that support the vision of the Co-op, it’s quite remarkable.” Jackie enjoys frequenting several of the Co-op business partners such as Sidecar Coffee, Kitchen Essentials and Gifts, SingleSpeed Brewing, Second State Brewing, the Brown Bottle, Green Fields, Hansen’s Dairy, Three Pines Farm, The Shine House Detail & Tint, and Chocolaterie Stam to name a few.
Jackie stays busy with family, volunteering with the Co-op, and cultivating new career interests. She is looking forward to warmer weather and all of the events that happen in our beautiful community.