Board Election & Raffle Results

June 09, 2021

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2021 Board Election.

This year, we had seven qualified candidates running for three open seats.

2021 Election Results

Congratulations to...

  • Micah Coburn
  • Jennifer Madgic
  • Susan Quarles

A big thank you to all of the other candidates who ran this year: Christine Hrenya, Jeremy Barton, Peter Pfankuch and Kate Belton.

Scroll down for bios of our election winners!

GMM Raffle Winners

$50 Gift Cards

  • Hanah McCarthy
  • Kate Burnaby Wright
  • Lauri McCarthy
  • Jeremy Barton

$250 Gift Card

  • Kate Belton

Paddle Board

  • Justin Shanks

Candidate Bios

Micah Coburn (they/them) is an Indigenous Montanan from the Jocko Valley and the Flathead Reservation. Local foods were a part of Micah’s upbringing and, in high school, they helped start an organic produce company in Arlee. After graduating, they moved to Missoula to study Social Work while also working for a few non-profits. Upon receiving their degree, they felt the need to nurture their love for local food systems and accepted a job at the Good Food Store as the perishable buyer. In 2017, Micah moved to Bozeman with their husband, Christopher, to pursue Biological Engineering at MSU. Since graduating, Micah works at the Center for Biofilm Engineering and is thoroughly enjoying life without homework. With their free time, Micah is excited to be be more active with the Co-op, both by serving as a board member, and by indulging in more miso brown butter cookies!

Jennifer Madgic moved to Montana in 1995 and has since worked for city, county, state and federal government.  She recognizes the importance of supporting our local economy and has been a strong advocate for community-owned businesses, protecting local farms and sensible land use planning.  Jen loves the outdoors, gardening, time with friends, good food, riding bikes, traveling, yoga and animals.  Working with fellow board members and Co-op staff has been a privilege and great joy.

Susan Quarles has been a member of the Co-op since 2005, when she moved to Bozeman with her family from New York City. Susan is an attorney who is a graduate of Purchase College and New York Law School. After graduating from college, Susan worked at NBC News in New York, where she met her husband Geoff Stephens. Susan spent several years as a litigator for a Wall Street law firm before deciding to become a full-time, stay at home mother to her children Ben and Katie. After moving to Bozeman, she spent several years as an adjunct instructor at MSU and was a member and President of the Bozeman Public Library Foundation Board. She currently is a board member of the Bozeman Actors Theatre and volunteers to provide legal assistance to low income clients. Susan is an avid home cook who is always interested in learning new ways to shop for, store and prepare food in a responsible and conscientious manner.