Kelly Wiseman has worked for the Co-op since 1989, first as a co-manager and then becoming general manager in 1995. His duties in the store include facilitating communication between both stores, the Main Office and the Central Kitchen, coordinating management procedures throughout the organization and strategizing for the future. When not at work Kelly likes to play in the backcountry on snow, water or dirt. He is originally from Great Falls and has lived in Bozeman since 1984.
Dana Huschle has been with the Co-op since 1984. As the Co-op’s controller, he helps oversee the continued growth of the Co-op while managing ongoing fiscal matters. Dana is also involved in sharing strategies and information with the Cooperative Grocers Information Network. In his free time you will find Dana enjoying backcountry adventures throughout the region.
Michelle Hintz has more than 15 years of experience working with retail food co-ops. She got her start with us here in Bozeman as a cashier and held various roles until helping open and manage the Co-op Downtown in 2011. In 2014, Michelle earned an opportunity to work with co-ops all over the country via National Co+op Grocers, eventually landing the role of Western Corridor advisor. During that time, Michelle consulted with 37 western region co-ops’ general managers, HR, finance, and operations staff to support their co-op’s success. It was through this experience that she found her passion for the human resources field and resumed her undergraduate studies in business administration (HR focus) at Portland State University. She is incredibly excited and grateful to be back with her home co-op and in Montana. Outside of work, Michelle is continuing her studies and enjoys being up in the mountains, taking in live music, and puttering in the garden.
Pat Weaver joined the Co-op in 2006. He has over 20 years of experience managing other natural food stores and working as a restaurant chef. When he’s not busy at the Co-op, he loves to spend time hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking or playing ice hockey. He also enjoy enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies and spending time goofing around with his kid.
Alison Grey Germain began working at the Co-op in 2008 when she was hired as the Marketing Coordinator. In 2012, she was hired as the Marketing and Membership Manager where she oversees advertising, promotions, outreach, giving, the membership program and events. A Bozeman native, Alison is unabashedly in love with Montana and counts herself lucky to live, work and play in such an amazing place.
Lara has been at the Co-op since 2003. She has worked in a number of different departments including: deli, meat and seafood and food service scan. In 2017 she was promoted to scan manager. In her free time, she enjoys sewing and reading.
Chris Berman joined the Co-op staff in 2002 while working on a photography degree. He spent his summers as a whitewater guide in Glacier, Alaska, or the Grand Canyon. Chris currently manages facility maintenance and repairs, and the cleaning and groundskeeping crews. After work you’ll find him fishing, hiking or snapping photos and strumming the guitar.
Sara Dana joined the Co-op in 2011 as the Wellness Assistant Manager, became the Wellness Manager in 2013, and in 2015, was promoted to become Co-op West Main’s Store Manager. She came to the Co-op with 15 years of retail management experience. Outside of work Sara can be found spending time with her dogs, Baron and Delilah, fly fishing, snowboarding and spending time in her garden.
Wyatt Nelson left work in the production side of the film industry in 2011 and joined the Community Food Co-op to be closer to his children and pursue his interest in the culinary arts. He was hired as a staff member in the meat and seafood department which he now manages. He strives to provide the best local, environmentally friendly proteins while helping build the community’s knowledge of sustainable food networks. When not at work, Wyatt can be found cooking, wrestling with his kids, or reading high-tech gadget blogs.
Steve Fladhammer started working at the Co-op in 1995. He became the Assistant Produce Manager in 2006 and the Produce Manager in 2013. Steve loves fruits and vegetables and is an avid gardener and a long-time vegetarian. When he’s not at the Co-op, he and his wife Robin are often walking their two crazy dogs Tully and Bella or playing music with friends.
Nicki Halverson has been part of the Co-op staff since 2006. She was hired as a cook in the deli and in 2007 moved into the deli service manager position. In 2015, she was began working at Co-op Downtown. Nicki likes to spend her spare time camping, hiking and on the river with her husband and their German Shepard, Lyndy.
Kelly Walunis has been with the Co-op since 1998. She has worked in a variety of roles including lead cook, pastry and bread baker and food service program assistant. She also helped to open and manage the Co-op’s Central Kitchen facility. Most recently, she was promoted to co-manager of the Co-op Downtown. Kelly’s favorite thing to cook is Indian food and she spends many of her off hours reading cookbooks. Outside of work, she spends time with her daughter Ruby, riding her bike for many long road miles or in her own kitchen.
Lori Petermann has been with the coop since 2007 when she started as a lead deli cook. She is currently the Prepared Foods Manager for the Co-op's production kitchen. Lori has more than 20 years of experience in the culinary arts field. She's done almost everything imaginable in the restaurant world from pastry chef to caterer. When she’s not cooking, you can find Lori enjoying the outdoors with her husband and dogs, listening to live music, playing in the garden and practicing permaculture.
Laura Gatti joined the Co-op Bread Department as a bread baker in 2015 and became the Bread Bakery Manager in 2017. She has more than five years of experience in food production from New York City to Los Angeles. In her spare time, you can find Laura creating bread recipes in her own kitchen, paddle boarding, hiking with her pup, reading, or enjoying various Montana hot springs.
Nicki joined the Co-op in 2006. She has worked as a pastry baker and packager at the Central Kitchen and was promoted to Central Kitchen Bakery Manager in 2013. She oversees pastry production. In her free time, Nicki enjoys swimming, yoga, reading and spending time with her pets.
Ty Gardner started at the Co-op in 2004. Ty manages the Co-op’s trucking and dishwashing departments at CWMand CK, and oversees the safety program for the Co-op. In his downtime he enjoys gaming and riding his bike on the trails near his house.
Skye Norquist started working at the Co-op Central Kitchen in 2011. She was running a dog grooming business and working part time at the Central Kitchen. She then decided to leave grooming and come to the Co-op full time. She was promoted to Cooks Lead shortly after that and then again to Central Kitchen Assistant Manager. She accepted the Deli Service Manager position in 2016 and most recently accepted the combined position of Deli Service and Deli Kitchen Manager. Skye has a passion for good food and having fun in the workplace, which is why she has planted roots here at the Co-op. When she’s not bouncing around the Co-op bringing smiles to people’s faces with her cheesy puns you can find her in the kitchen cooking up something delicious, tending to her garden/flower beds, outside exploring with her two dogs, or inside snuggling her two kitties.
Scott has been with the Co-op since November 2016. His work history includes working with the disabled community, managing tours and sleepovers at a science museum, leading the logistics team at the Bozeman Target, and as an educational ranger in Yellowstone National Park. In his spare time Scott enjoys hiking, biking, cooking Mexican food, and spending time exploring with his wife and son Kellen.
Tara has worked at the Co-op since 2007, working at both retail locations. She worked as a Assistant Deli Manager then Kitchen Manager at Co-op West Main. She is now Co-manager of the Co-op Downtown. Tara loves to cook and she is an avid cookbook reader. She enjoys traveling and outdoor adventures with her two daughters.