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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Join the Board
Board terms are three years. Directors are elected each year at the KHFC Annual Meeting.
Are you interested in Board service? Download the board application.
Meet the Board
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.
Stephanie is one of the founding KHFC board members. She is a Washingtonian transplant and happily calls Alaska home. Witnessing co-op models thrive and benefit communities firsthand in WA gets her all excited about co-ops making their appearance in Alaska. She believes bringing a co-op to Kodiak would be a significant investment in our island, our people, our environment, and the food security issues we face.
Stephanie has a background in Community Psychology and Environmental Stewardship. She looks forward to help bring healthy food with minimal environmental impacts and packaging to the island and into your warm bellies.
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.
Jenny sees KHFC as Kodiak's go-to for all things local foods. She believes that a food coop can offer a lot to the Kodiak community - not only delicious produce and value-added goods, but obtaining and sharing education on how to grow, harvest, prepare and support local food of all kinds, networking opportunities with other community members to form partnerships that enrich everyone, and much more.
Shana is excited to be a part of KHFC and support the vision of providing sustainable, locally-grown food. As a medical provider, she believes that health and wellness start with nutrition, and from her experiences growing up in rural village communities, she believes that food security is a fundamental human need. She joined the co-op because she wanted to be part of an organization that is actively supporting local farmers, traditional harvesters and fishermen and women, and helping create a marketplace where community members can access these local goods. She is passionate about community health and education, and she has been volunteering in Kodiak through 4-H, the Community Gardens, and the Kodiak Middle School.
When she is not working and volunteering, she is learning about raising chickens, gardening, beekeeping, hiking, foraging, free diving, and creating art. She is honored to serve the co-op as Vice Chair, and is looking forward to this year of growth in the co-op, teaching gardening and food preservation classes, helping create food security networks, and continuing to support the co-op’s mission.
Bio coming soon!
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.
Miranda embraces tiny home living with her husband and four young children. They share a love of horses and the western lifestyle, and can often be found riding together. They enjoy homeschooling, raising livestock on a small scale, and improving their backyard garden a little more each year. Eating real, whole foods and plants is critically important to Miranda both personally (supporting a child healing from autoimmune disease) as well as professionally (as a former teacher and current nursing student). Miranda is particularly interested in the intersections of children and agriculture as it relates to local sustainability and a food secure future. She is enthusiastic about the future of KHFC and looks forward to helping increase the quality and quantity of food that is raised, produced, and distributed by members of the Kodiak community.
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” –Ann Wigmore
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.