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Tom Wickersham, President

Cedar Falls, IA
Program Director, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
Email Tom
319-830-3742

TERM ENDS: 2019

Tom is passionate about food co-ops. He was very involved with the Davis Food Co-op (Davis, CA), and through that involvement grew to appreciate the cooperative business model. Tom believes the co-op approach is human-centered and sustainable. He helped plan the first community meeting to launch the Cedar Falls Food Co-op in September 2012 and has been involved since.

Andrew Morse, Vice President & Owner Investment Campaign Chair

Cedar Falls, IA
Assistant to the President, Board & Governmental Relations, University of Northern Iowa
Email Andrew
850-320-3213

TERM ENDS: 2020

Andrew believes that food co-ops are great for the health and economic vitality of communities. He joined the Cedar Falls Food Co-op in the summer of 2017, after recently moving back to Cedar Falls from the East Coast. Andrew is excited about helping launch the physical store in Cedar Falls, which will promote local entrepreneurs, public health, and community development for the entire Cedar Valley.

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Jess Cruz, Secretary & Communications Chair

Cedar Falls, IA
Exhibit Preparator at UNI Museum
Email Jess
815-762-1522

TERM ENDS: 2018

When discussing Cedar Falls with people outside of the area, the first thing Jess mentions is how amazing our community is. Creating a food co-op is part of that amazing spirit, and she believes the Cedar Falls Food Co-op is evidence of the dedication of our community to being responsible, authentic, and devoted to our collective success. She first became involved with the Co-op in 2015.

Scott Wirtz, Treasurer & Finance Chair

Cedar Falls, IA
Partner, Financial Designs
Email Scott
319-239-4387

TERM ENDS: 2020

Scott grew up shopping, eating, and working at a food co-op in a neighboring town. A resident of Cedar Falls and partner in a local business, Scott is passionate about giving the next generations the ability to experience all a food co-op has to offer. Scott joined the Co-op board in 2017, and has been leading the efforts of the Finance Committee since then.

Jackie Berggren, Communications Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
Student, AS Applied Nutrition
Email Jackie
319-610-5809

TERM ENDS: 2020

Jackie became a member-owner in March 2017. She jumped right in working the Co-op booth at the Farmers Markets, making food for events, and joining the Communications Committee. She has been spreading the word about the Co-op ever since and is excited to get the doors open on the Co-op. She is passionate about being a part of helping to provide healthy food choices and making them available locally.

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Brenna Griffin, Membership Chair

Cedar Falls, IA
English Teacher, Cedar Falls High School
Email Brenna
319-427-1950

TERM ENDS: 2018

Brenna has been a part of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op effort since late 2012. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and yoga, as well as spending time with her husband and two young daughters. She believes a food co-op will enrich our community in so many ways, food and beyond, and is excited to be part of this amazing historical opportunity.

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Terry Stewart, Operations Chair

Cedar Falls, IA
Retired Military and Retired Federal Service (DOD)
Email Terry
319-830-9022

TERM ENDS: 2019

Terry was born and raised in Iowa. He and his partner Nita raise organic produce, plants and herbs from their greenhouse. Terry is working hard to establish the Co-op which will not only will provide us with local, healthy, nutritious organic food but also a community space where you can share and learn about food, family health, sustainability, etc.

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Joy Thorson, Membership Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
Retired
Email Joy
319-230-5572

TERM ENDS: 2019

Joy became a member-owner and motivated volunteer for the Cedar Falls Food Co-op in the fall of 2015 because she wants to see a community-owned, healthy grocery store available in the Cedar Valley which will provide better food options and support local suppliers. She sees the Co-op as a perfect way to fulfill these needs and build even more community in Cedar Falls.