Michael oversees all aspects of our co-op’s day-to-day operations. He ensures our cooperative meets the goals developed by our Board of Directors, a group of member-owners elected by our member-owners. Additionally, Michael serves on the board of Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition, lending his experience to help build a more local sustainable food system. He enjoys growing food for his family. For example, he grows his own grain corn, grinds it into cornmeal, and makes waffles to put his homemade maple syrup on. It’s his kids’ favorite.
Sue helps our co-op find those friendly people our Member-Owners have grown to expect when they shop here. She makes sure our staff is paid and receive their benefits. Sue is also Finance Secretary for Monadnock Covenant Church, Treasurer of the local HR chapter, Treasurer of Stratton Free Library in West Swanzey, Treasurer for the Town of Swanzey, and Treasurer for the Monadnock Regional School District. If she has any spare time left, she loves to host gatherings for friends and family and enjoys reading mystery novels.
Frank provides financial leadership and support to our co-op to ensure transparent, accurate, and timely communication of the Co-op’s finances. Frank began his accounting career as a worldwide troubleshooter accountant for Lufthansa German Airlines. While working in New York City, he earned a Master in Business Administration degree from Columbia University. During his career, Frank worked in various industries, including four years as Operations Director for Compassion International in Kenya, Africa. He enjoys working on his farm, raising some sheep, and enjoying fresh eggs from his flock of chickens. Frank volunteers as a middle-school soccer coach at Trinity Christian School in Keene and loves all things “soccer.”
Stephanie facilitates, collaborates, and brainstorms with our Department Managers to keep our store’s operations efficient – always keeping our customer and community needs in mind. Outside of work, she finds ways to enjoy the Monadnock Region and all of the beauty it offers -- backpacking, hiking, and mountain biking with her son any chance they can. You will also find Stephanie caring for animals on a small family-owned farmstead. Chickens, sheep, goats, and pigs – oh, my!
Mike Lowe is responsible for managing our co-op's front-end operations, facilities, and maintenance teams. Prior to joining our co-op, he boasts a rich background in retail leadership and technical expertise. Beyond his professional commitments, Mike finds joy in spending quality time with his wife and children.
Pam lends her technical expertise to help us manage all things IT and more. And if you have a kiddo, chances are Pam has said hello to them while in our store. She serves as president of The Greater Keene Pops Choir and expresses her creative side through a variety of artistic mediums. She also loves singing and gardening.
Ned works to make sure that everyone who enters our building has a pleasant experience and that they feel like they are part of the community. He endeavors to make someone laugh at least once a day. He enjoys living and working in Keene. Ned's a passionate supporter of local businesses, the arts, and conservation efforts. Also, Ned is a lover of all kinds of physical media, particularly blu rays, board games, and comic books. When not expanding his mind, you'll find him exploring the hiking trails of the Monadnock Region with his wonderful family.
Travis’s mission is to sell the best meat and seafood in the area. His daily focus includes; buying and selling quality products, providing excellent customer service, and having fun while doing it! Travis comes to our Co-op with extensive experience, most recently leading the day-to-day operations in a Meat & Seafood Department in North Hampton, MA. Travis is also familiar with our co-op; he assisted in the early development stages of our Meat and Seafood Department’s equipment placement in 2013. Now, years later, he has officially joined our team. His hobbies include; spending time outside, listening to and playing music, being a Dad, and (of course) food.
Sue leads a creative team who share a passion for providing nutritious and delicious food to our community. She has worked in the culinary arts field for over twenty years. When not at the Co-op, Sue travels and explores nature with her family.
Kenton's goal is to provide a great shopping experience to all of our customers and a fun, engaging place to work for the department's team of extraordinary employees! His team merchandises the center store floor, while he collaborates with our talented buyers to bring in new exciting, tasty, and nutritious foods and beverages, for our customers to experience. When off-the-clock, find Kenton hiking beautiful Monadnock Region trails and national parks, taking pictures of many unique trees -- and hopefully some native wildlife. He's a big supporter of our new local craft beer breweries and it's been great to see these businesses thrive the past few years. Kenton loves to paint with acrylics -- he finds opening his imagination to the abstract realm is a wonderful way to calm the mind.
Kevin oversees the merchandising of the Co-op. He really enjoys being a dad to his two daughters and spending time with his family. Interests include supporting and working within the local community, including being on school board and liaison to his town’s budget committee. Passions include music, various sports, cooking, making cocktails and all things wine. Professionally he enjoys working with the public and helping people have a great shopping experience.
Uly Roberston III
Uly works with a passionate team that shares the same goal of offering the best fruit and vegetable selection. He likes working with the community, whether it's chatting with customers or supporting our local suppliers. When a customer walks into the Co-op, he thanks them for choosing our business and wants everyone to have a positive experience. Uly's hobbies include watching sports and driving around to seeing all the different places in New Hampshire and what surrounding areas have to offer.
Aleta collaborates with our departments to highlight producers, feature organizations, and advocate for the Co-op’s mission. She specializes in branding, creative marketing, merchandising and project management in the Natural Products Industry. Outside of work, Aleta enjoys traveling, gardening, and doing anything active with her family.
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