Communicate the co-op's mission, vision, and values within the community.
Guide store development and strategic policies based on mission and member input.
Attend monthly KHFC board meetings, relevant trainings, the annual membership event, and development events.
Dedicate additional hours of service to subcommittees based on changing needs/projects.
Engage with the community of Kodiak about ways the co-op might support healthy living.
Connect with co-op members and support community outreach.
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Tyler has been a Project Coordinator at Kodiak Area Native Association since 2014. He has extensive General Management experience, including: operations, budgeting, logistics, communication, sales, and marketing.
He is interested in environmental projects and improving the food access in the entire Kodiak region.
Emily moved to Kodiak in summer of 2018 to practice at the Kodiak Veterinary Clinic after spending 6 years in Denali National Park as a ranger then earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a certificate in Global Animal Health.
She is also an affiliate with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help promote food safety and security in Kodiak.
Siene is a social entrepreneur with a focus on empowering people to take ownership of their health and happiness through education.
Siene currently serves as the Community Health Director for the Kodiak Area Native Association, and believes that access to healthy food is one key component of a healthy community. She supports the co-op's role in transforming the food landscape in Kodiak to support local agriculture and economic development.
Board terms are three years. Directors are elected each year at the KHFC Annual Meeting.
Are you interested in Board service? Please click here to download the Board application.
Jenny sees KHFC as Kodiak Community's go-to organization (and hopefully location!) for all things local foods. From purchasing delicious produce and value-added goods, to obtaining education on how to grow, harvest, prepare and support local food of all kinds, to networking with other community members to form partnerships that enrich everyone.
Jenny believes that a cooperative grocery store in which the community is heavily involved can offer much, much more to everyone.
Kelly works for Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak.
Accessibility to fresh, local goods is very important to her.
She sees Kodiak Harvest as a way to create sustainability on the island: helping build relationships between producers and community members.
Food security is a fundamental human need, and true food security does not come from the grocery store or Amazon or from foreign lands; it does not depend on the government, the economy, or outside forces to provide for us. It is the ancient practice of planting, growing, harvesting and storing our own food.
True food security comes from knowing how to save seeds for future generations' planting, of knowing how to grow resilient crops that resist drought and diseases, and learning how to use our own natural resources. It is sharing with each other and working together in our community, because we are stronger together.
Food is important, and good fresh local food has great power for good. Mark developed food sensitivities about 20 years ago, and he became a food fanatic due to medical necessity. For him, in particular, junky industrial food is toxic, but he thinks wholesome food is a lot more important for everyone than many people recognize.
Mark thinks Kodiak Harvest's role in the broader community should be to promote and educate on the value of fresh local food, and to provide a market that can connect providers with customers.
Djuna thinks that KHFC should exist to help connect providers to the people in the community. Everyone needs to eat and people in Kodiak can eat better, local food that is more affordable (less transport costs!) if the Harvest Co-op is able to continue to grow sustainability for the community.
Food sustainability is important for any community, but for isolated, rural communities like those on the Kodiak Island Archipelago, it is even more important to have local access to quality produce.
Not everyone on island has the means, the skills, or the capacity to grow their own food or hunt & process their own meat. But if there are people or organizations (like the village farms) who can produce those foods on-island and sell them at affordable prices then everyone benefits.
Zac thinks the KHFC has an important role in ensuring food security and education about the proper use of Kodiak's natural resources, environmentally-sustainable use, and reliance on self and community to meet the goals of having a more independent, sustainable, and nutritious food supply.