Meet 2015 Board Candidate Katie Berry

Voting will take place in-store September 19th Ð October 2nd! 

Meet Katie Berry and learn more about how she would like to help make a difference in our community!

Meet 2015 Board Candidate Katie Berry

Are you an Owner?

Yes

What is your favorite Tidal Creek Co-op product or food?

Locally roasted Focal Coffee. I’ve recently been enjoying the Huehuetenango, a lot.

How often do you shop at the Co-op?

At least 5 times a week.

Have you ever volunteered or worked at the Co-op? 

I have been working in the Front End at Tidal Creek since July 2014.

Do you have any experience sitting on a Board of Directors?

I am currently on the Board of Directors. After attending board meetings as an owner and employee last fall, I was appointed to fill an empty seat on the Board in January 2015.

What unique skills or perspective do you feel you would bring to the Board? 

As a cashier, I am able to regularly interact with our owners. I feel like I have a good handle on what is important to our owners. I am also a sounding board for my co-workers. This gives me a unique insight and perspective as a Board member to make decisions that are good for the Co-op, our owners, and my co-workers.

What is your reason or motivation to run for the Board of Directors?

I think it is so important for Tidal Creek employees to be involved in Board governance. We are so fortunate to work at a place where we are able to participate in the decision making for the Co-op. I want to continue to make sure that my co-workers have a voice on the Board.

What makes Tidal Creek Coop Important to you?

Tidal Creek is more than just my job and a place I get my groceries. I fiercely believe in the cooperative business model. I want to do my part in helping Tidal Creek be the best it can be. 

Are you able to donate the time necessary to be an effective Board member? 

Definitely. I already have a good understanding of the time and effort needed to be a Board member.

What else would you like Tidal Creek Co-op Owners to know about you? 

I am a bike commuting, bird watching, cat loving, sensible shoe wearing, goofy lady who is proud to be an employee and owner at Tidal Creek.

Good luck Katie!

Check out any of our other Board Candidates
Katherine RobertsRyanna BattisteEd PickettSherry WilliamsBruce HannanSusan YoungMatthew Collogan, Sherill Ruth Rivenbarkand Kelsey Gibbs.

Attend the Annual Owner Meeting and Meet the Candidates on September 19th 

 

2015 Tidal Creek Annual Owner Meeting

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