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.
Anne Johnson was hired as Human Resource Manager in 2006 after serving on the Co-op board and working on the admin side of environmental non-profits in Bozeman for a number of years. Anne brings longtime passions for clean food and progressive change to her job of overseeing the human resource department’s staff and programs. The usual Montana outdoor pursuits and traveling to hear live Quebecoise music reinvigorate her regularly.
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.
Jake Marks joined the Co-op in 2012. He began as the Assistant Front End Manager and moved into the Scan Manager position one year after that. As a Gallatin Valley native, he is excited to work with a company so dedicated to local commerce. Jake is a father of three and spends his free time coaching his kids in various sports. He also enjoys playing music with his wife, reading, cooking and relaxing with his two dogs and two cats.
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.
Meghan Rauber has worked at the Co-op since 2009. She has worked as a Deli Lead at Co-op West Main, Co-op Downtown Assistant Deli Manager and most recently was hired as a Co-op Downtown Store Co-Manager. Meghan enjoys reading, playing with her chocolate lab outdoors in the beautifulMontana landscape and raising her little boy with her husband.
Lori Petermann, has been with the Co-op since 2007 starting as a lead deli cook. Lori has more than 15 years of experience in the culinary arts. 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 two german shepherds,listening to live music, playing in the garden and practicing permaculture.
Laura Gotti 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.
Sue joined the Co-op in 2007 as the Bath & Body Care Purchaser in the Wellness department. She became the Wellness Manager in 2015 where she oversees supplements, body care and mercantile. When not at the Co-op, Sue enjoys reading, hiking and spending time in Yellowstone.
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 most recently accepted the Deli Service Manager position in 2016. 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 three dogs, or inside snuggling her two kitties.
Tara has worked at the Coop since 2007. She has been an Assistant Deli Manager and deli service employee at both retail locations. Tara enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, cooking and traveling and spending time with her two daughters.