The People

The People

Directors
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    Georgia Adamson

    Georgia joined the board in November 2008. She values and strives for good communication, respect and curiosity, and encourages anyone considering either joining the Co-op or becoming a more active member to satisfy their curiosity and come on in.

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    Sonya Servine

    Sonya holds the staff board position. In her past life Sonya was a farmer in the US so supporting local growers and encouraging sustainability is a matter close to her heart. She also loves being a part of providing fresh and healthy produce to our community.

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    Will McClean

    Will is passionate personally and professionally about food and nutrition, having spent his working life as an acupuncturist advising people on how to eat well. The Co-op is an essential source of all the delicious and nutritious things that Will’s family can't grow for themselves. Will joined the board in 2011.

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    Helen Gillam

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    Chris Dubrow

    Chris is proud that we can offer sustainable products that reduce the harmful chemical load on human beings and the planet, and minimise packaging and waste. The Co-op is a cornerstone of our community. He really enjoys the carob honeycomb.

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    Rachel Hall

    real food
    community
    choosing ingredients
    making food
    learning new skills
    sharing food

    I love co-op shopping

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    Narelle Wilson

    Narelle is passionate about sustainability and reducing waste so the Co-op enables her to make choices that support her values. She is a committed hobby farmer and is aiming to grow half a tonne of food this year – 100kg more than last year.

Staff
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    Halin

    Halin is our Co-op manager. She has been working at the Co-op since 1997 and feels privileged to be able to work with such a great team of people and to continue to contribute to the Co-op's growth and transformation.

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    Mike P

    Talk to Mike P if you are a producer or supplier of good quality, ethical produce. Mike as the Co-op's stock coordinator can also help you get what you need by making a special order for anything that we don’t usually stock, but is available through our regular suppliers.

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    Rebekah

    Rebekah, one of the old girls has been working at the Co-op since 2006. As a keen gardener what she loves best about the Co-op is conversations with growers and shoppers alike about topics such as who's planting what when and sharing planting harvesting and growing tips. She also loves getting first pick of the local veggies and fresh tumeric.

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    Lesley

    Lesley has been part of the Co-op team for more than 10 years. She appreciates the Co-op’s stance on sourcing food that is produced ethically. “I like that we have shifted towards local food as our priority.”

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    Alison

    Long time staff member Ali, is now the coordinator of our Big Little Shop. She loves sourcing beautiful, ethical and sustainable products for the home, the body, and the garden.

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    Leanne

    Leanne has worked at the Co-op since early 2013 and is a lively, passionate and highly capable addition to the Co-op team.

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    Sonya

    In her past life Sonya was a farmer in the US so supporting local growers and encouraging sustainability is a matter close to her heart. She also loves being a part of providing fresh and healthy produce to our community.

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    Chris

    Chris is a pharmacist by trade and also a qualified herbalist. She brings a wealth of knowledge in nutrition and health to the Co-op. Bring your questions about herbs "Chris Days" in the shop.

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    Steve

    Steve has a vast interest in all the small things that matter in relation to health, food and nutrition. He strongly believes that food is medicine so it's great to be a part of dispensing the best medicine in town.

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    Bec

    Bec loves having contact with all the lovely people in the community and talking about the different types of food and products we sell. She appreciates getting her hands dirty and getting active. Making customers happy gives her pleasure and she also appreciates the autonomy and opportunity to solve problems as they arise that the job provides.

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    Amy

    Amy loves talking to people about food and witnessing their journey of thinking about the impact that their food choices have. She enjoys sharing a tasty nibble with visiting children and start to watch them discover the joy of food.

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    Rachel

    Like most of us Rachel loves the people she works with and the contact with our varied and wonderful community. She values the philosophy of the Co-op and access to healthy food and the Co-op’s support and encouragement of local growers and other small enterprises.

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    Sarah

    Sarah loves working with people who believe in having fun and talking to people about food. She appreciates the ethics, community and cheerfulness of the people who shop here.

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    Maeve

    Maeve loves that the Co-op provides the opportunity to support people in making sustainable choices, to reduce packaging, recycle where possible, and that the staff and the customers make the effort to walk the talk. "It’s a great place to work. It’s consultative, flexible and as a worker you feel like you can have a say in how things are run."

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    Lee

    Lee loves working with our diverse and wonderful community and having access to good food. She particularly enjoys the physical workout that this job regularly provides.

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    Vanessa

    Vanessa loves the connection with the community that comes with working at the Co-op not to mention the great team that she works with. She values supporting local growers and selling organic food to support the health and wellbeing of the people who shop here and her family.

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    Jeff

    Jeff really likes being of service to shoppers and the broader community. He loves the fact that he's surrounded by good, healthy food that makes a difference in people’s lives. He really enjoys working with his fellow staff members who have such great energy and wonderful knowledge in a variety of areas. After all, variety is the spice of life!

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    Eloise

    Eloise enjoys the colourful, relaxed and playful atmosphere of the Co-op. She loves working with the community who shop here and the ethical basis that underpins what we do here is important to her.

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    Colin

    "Working at the Co-op is a good place to be." Colin our fabulous cleaner and night filler feels that he is helping the world in his own small way. He really appreciates that it is a sustainable friendly and community based organisation.

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    Jez

    Our wonderful schooly Jez loves being surrounded by gorgeous colourful food and getting to know our customers. She appreciates that we care about recycling our plastic , composting our veggie waste and enjoys the people that she works with.

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    Willow

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    Alec

    Alec’s eagle eye and practical skills make him an asset to the Co-op’s after school program. He loves remembering all the codes, seeing the bigger picture and solving problems as they arise. The Co-op allows him to practice talking to people and meet new people in the community.

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    Japhy

    Japhy, one of our newest schoolies, loves to keep busy so he appreciates the fast pace at the Co-op and the positive environment. He also enjoys the people he works with and the customers.

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    Summer

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    Akira