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.