Board Members

Tom Wickersham, President

Cedar Falls, IA
Program Director, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
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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.

Terry Stewart, Vice President & Operations Chair

Waterloo, IA
Retired Military and Retired Federal Service (DOD)
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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.null

Jackie Berggren, Secretary & Communications Chair

Cedar Falls, IA
Student, AS Applied Nutrition
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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.

Scott Wirtz, Treasurer & Finance Chair

Cedar Falls, IA
Partner, Financial Designs
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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.

Kate Gallagher Dunning, Owner Investment Campaign Committee

Waterloo, IA
Co-owner, Talk To Me Technologies
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Kate is a business owner and mother of four teenagers.  She makes room for poetry, any kind of house concert, cooking, designing, writing, meditation and yoga. Kate’s focus on the community is priority, in that the more we attract and retain those interested in locally sourced goods and businesses, the more thriving the community is. One of her favorite quotes about business is from Steve Jobs: “You need to know what you don’t want as much as you need to know what you do.”

Trevor Henrickson, Communications Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
Entrepreneur and business owner
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For over 25 years Trevor has been providing design services, marketing consulting, brand development, and technology development to a wide range of clients. Trevor is a life-long Cedar Falls resident, and has been vested in the success of our community. He’s excited that the Co-op will provide his family and our region with more opportunities to eat responsibly produced food. 

Andrew Morse, Owner Investment Campaign Chair

Cedar Falls, IA
Assistant to the President, Board & Governmental Relations, University of Northern Iowa
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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.

Sally Rayzor, Operations Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
Coordinating Manager, Peekaboo Baby
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Sally was first introduced to co-ops when she moved to Iowa in 2013 and greatly appreciated the community that forms around a co-op grocery store. She has volunteered on the Operations Committee since 2017 and hopes that her knowledge of retail operations can help to build a successful business. Sally and her family like to take advantage of the many wonderful community events Cedar Falls has to offer. 

Joy Thorson, Membership Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
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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.