Spiral Food Co-op is owned by it's member-owners. Members have a Board of Directors to oversee to the General Manager's operation of the co-op. Board members are a resource for members and ambassadors in the community.
If you are interested in becoming a Board Member please contact: email@example.com
Tammy has been an Owner of Spiral Co-Op since she moved to the area in 2012. She is a Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist of 8 years and owns a Wellness Center in a neighboring community that she opened in 2014. She is also an educator and mentor in her field and has supported the development of many students. She enjoys caring for her community through health and wellness and has been involved in various volunteer organizations over the years. She is currently a member of a local car club that raises money for local schools and charities, as well. Tammy has been serving on the Board since October 2018.
Board Vice President
Pete has worked in foodservice for over twenty years, starting out as a classically trained chef, and working his way across the industry and the world as a butcher, baker, and pastry chef in Atlanta, New York City, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Quito, Ecuador, and Palermo, Sicily. After opening a few restaurants in Minneapolis, Pete started working as a chocolatier and eventually became the store’s owner. After selling the shop in 2015, he went to work as the Deli Manager for Seward Co-op’s Franklin Avenue store. It was at Seward Co-op that Pete became a true believer in the cooperative model. He is currently the owner of Level Up Games stores in Minneapolis, and Downtown Hastings, and the Geek Haven Coffee shop, which adjoins Level Up Games in Downtown Hastings. Pete is also in his second year of St. Mary’s University Master’s degree program for Management of Cooperatives and Credit Unions. Pete was appointed to the Board in April 2020 to fill a vacated position until the October 2020 elections.
Jenni is a Licensed Acupuncturist and massage therapist in Hastings. She has been engaged in the holistic healthcare for over a decade and is currently working on her doctorate in Chinese Medicine and pain management. She has experience in community education and is passionate about community involvement, as well as improving quality of life through natural living. Jenni has been an Owner of Spiral since 2016 and was elected to the Board in October 2019.
Annie works at Little Beginnings Learning Center, wearing many hats both in administration and in classrooms. She is excited to use those organizational skills, creative skills, and people skills to serve the Spiral Co-op's Board. She and her husband have two boys and live in Hastings. The boys, and therefore parents too, are active in scouts, swimming, and music. Annie was elected to the Board in October 2019.
Leigh is a 16 year resident of Hastings. She holds a Bachelor in Music Education and Kodály Method Level 1 Training. She has working as a music teacher for 16 years, 12 of which have been in Hastings.
Leigh is also a student and occasional employee of the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism. Leigh has done her herbal apprenticeship with Matthew Wood and is working on her American Herbalist Guild certification. Leigh brings experience working in a variety of groups and with the public, as well as a love for nature and a knowledge of holistic health. Leigh recognizes the importance of nature in our lives and is passionate about helping others find ways to embrace natural health and wellness.
Leigh’s interest in natural health led her to discover Spiral Co-op where she has been a member since 2016. Leigh is a frequent shopper, and is taking a deeper interest in seeing Spiral thrive and be a staple in the Hastings community and the southeast metro.
Positivity, hugs and a love of helping people thrive. That is me in a nutshell.
At the age of 19, I opened No Knots Professional Massage & Bodywork, Inc with the goal of helping as many people as I could. Almost 20 years later, I have decided to close my business and now I am looking for new ways to help our community and support people in their healing and growth. I see Spiral Natural Foods as a community of individuals that supports people and promotes healthful options. I would love to be a bigger part of the vision going forward.
I have spent the majority of my life volunteering in our community and surrounding communities doing everything from decorating nursing homes for Christmas to serving as District Governor for Lions Clubs International. I have a wide range of skills from running a multi-employee company, taking detailed minutes for meetings, listening and communicating with/to others, planning events, designing stores, building relationships, massage (of course), finding positive elements in all situations and so much more. I love life and I love people. I am a published author, former teacher, lover of art and an aspiring Master Herbalist (newly enrolled in a local program). I absolutely love to plan events and one of my favorite things is to interact with people at those events.
Without the ability to physically hug people right now (another one of my favorite things to do), I thought hugging people with loving words and affirmations would serve a similar purpose in our community. I recently installed a “Positivity Box” outside my home in Hastings to help lift people up during the stressful times we are in. I would love to bring this idea to the Co-op along along with many more creative ways to interact with customers and owners. I would be tickled to see more community events (when and however we are allowed) to increase visibility and connection. That being said, I would love the opportunity to continue supporting our community and its health through service with Spiral Natural Foods.
Hello, my name is Dina and I’m excited for this opportunity to possibly serve on the Board at Spiral Co-op. With the expansion coming up and many exciting opportunities and possibilities ahead of the business, I think this is an ideal time to join. Some of my useful attributes are attention to detail, creative problem solving, being resourceful, and I enjoy using artistic value throughout the workplace when needed. I think it will be a good learning experience to watch how this cooperative moves forward and how all the events unfold. If given the opportunity, I’m excited to propose any ideas of mine and be a part of the team.