Our Staff

Get to know a little bit about the Management Team at the Monadnock Food Co-op.

General Manager: Michael Faber

Michael served as General Manager of Wild Oats Cooperative Market in Williamstown, MA since 2007, and before that was Store Manager of the Berkshire Co-op Market in Great Barrington, MA.*

Sue Ells smallerHR Manager: Sue Ells

Sue has worked in Keene as an HR Manager for over 25 years, and she also has experience in accounting, marketing and management.  She is treasurer for the Greater Monadnock Society for Human Resource Management.

Finance Manager: Andrew Bedard

Drew has spent his career in Accounting as well as Financial Planning and Analysis with C&S Wholesale Grocers and most recently as a Financial Analyst within a global team at Markem-Image Corporation.

Marketing Manager: Jen Risley

Jen served as an early organizer of the Co-op in 2007 and was a founding board member in 2010. She was also Executive Director of Monadnock Buy Local and Marketing Manager at The Works Café.

Store Manager: Stephanie Wright

Stephanie has over thirteen years in the customer service/retail industry.  Prior to the co-op, she worked as Store Manager at Eastern Mountain Sports in Peterborough.

Assistant Store Manager: Pat Cotter

Pat’s background includes working at Whole Foods Market in Pennsylvania for a decade where he gained extensive customer service and supervisory experience.

Pam Croteau smallerPOS/IT Coordinator: Pam Croteau

Pam held this same position at the Brattleboro Food Co-op, where her technical expertise helped them smoothly transition their IT infrastructure to the new store.  Previously, Pamela worked as Support Services Coordinator at Fitz, Vogt & Associates in Walpole.

Matt WestMeat & Seafood Manager: Matt West

Matt previously worked as butcher at the Walpole Grocery and meat cutter at Paul’s Choice.  He has over eight years of experience in the meat and seafood industry, and has extensive experience with and knowledge of seafood and deli products.

Kerry Kelley 1Customer Service Manager: Kerry Kelley

Kerry worked at United Natural Foods, Inc. in Chesterfield, where she was a Purchasing Associate. She also served as Teller Supervisor at Granite Bank in Keene, before running her own day care service.

Prepared Foods Manager: Susanne Fortier

Susanne has an extensive background in every aspect of food service from chef to catering to managing large kitchens. Prior to the Co-op, she was Chef Manager at The World Learning Center in Brattleboro.

Produce Manager: Allen Raymond

Allen’s background includes retail and customer service experience working at Your Kitchen Store in Keene. Before taking on the Produce Manager position, he was the Produce Assistant Manager for two years.

Grocery Manager: Chris Burkheimer

Chris has a long history of local sourcing, buying and merchandising from places like Woodstock Farmer’s Market, Healthy Living Market, and Hunger Mountain Co-op. He is constantly introducing us all to new and interesting local products.