Meet our Board Candidates!

On Monday, October 15th at 6 PM at the Marbletown Community Center, the High Falls Food Co-op will host it’s 42nd Semi- Annual Celebration! Here, members will be asked to vote for the induction of new Board Members who can help pave the way towards a bright and successful future for our Co-op and for the community at large! Here are the board candidates and a little bit about them…

  Emmet Moeller   Born and raised in New York State, Emmet is a chef, musician and activist. Emmet was Program Director of Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in Brooklyn for 9 years, and was a founding board member of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. In 2014, Emmet attended the Chef's Training Program at Natural Gourmet Institute, and has been working as a health-supportive and plant-forward personal chef and boutique caterer since completing the program.  Emmet has been involved with coops for most of his adult life - he first discovered the cooperative model through housing coops in Buffalo & Brooklyn, which led him to serve on the board of the North American Students of Cooperation. His love of local, organic food (and the community that can be built around it) brought him to the Park Slope Food Coop, the Greene Hill Food Coop, and - since moving to Rosendale - the High Falls Food Coop!  Emmet is very excited to help support the High Falls Food Coop in its mission, and to continue to build community with local farmers, growers, movers, change-makers and fellow coop members.

Emmet Moeller

Born and raised in New York State, Emmet is a chef, musician and activist. Emmet was Program Director of Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in Brooklyn for 9 years, and was a founding board member of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. In 2014, Emmet attended the Chef's Training Program at Natural Gourmet Institute, and has been working as a health-supportive and plant-forward personal chef and boutique caterer since completing the program.

Emmet has been involved with coops for most of his adult life - he first discovered the cooperative model through housing coops in Buffalo & Brooklyn, which led him to serve on the board of the North American Students of Cooperation. His love of local, organic food (and the community that can be built around it) brought him to the Park Slope Food Coop, the Greene Hill Food Coop, and - since moving to Rosendale - the High Falls Food Coop!

Emmet is very excited to help support the High Falls Food Coop in its mission, and to continue to build community with local farmers, growers, movers, change-makers and fellow coop members.

  Zack Brown   Zack Brown grew up in the Hudson Valley. His family helped start the Co-op 40 years ago and he has been in and out of the Co-op in all of its locations his whole life. After living out west for years, Zack moved back to the Hudson Valley to be closer to family and the amazing local food being grown and produced here. He works as a builder, caterer, and private chef. As a board member, Zack is excited to continue to support the vibrant local food scene that is surrounding this Valley.

Zack Brown

Zack Brown grew up in the Hudson Valley. His family helped start the Co-op 40 years ago and he has been in and out of the Co-op in all of its locations his whole life. After living out west for years, Zack moved back to the Hudson Valley to be closer to family and the amazing local food being grown and produced here. He works as a builder, caterer, and private chef. As a board member, Zack is excited to continue to support the vibrant local food scene that is surrounding this Valley.

  Donna Perry   Donna first got involved in the Co-op as a working member, and then she served on the Board from 2009 to 2014, first as a member and as secretary for three years. Now retired after a career as professor of English and Women’s Studies at William Paterson University, she welcomes the chance to be part of the new team.  Since she left the board, she has remained active in various Co-op writing/editing activities, including the employee handbook, the bylaws revision, and other promotional materials. Other community involvement includes volunteering as part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program (she completed training three years ago) and singing in the women’s ensemble, Bloom. Donna has published three books and is working on a memoir about growing up Catholic and working-class in Lowell, MA.

Donna Perry

Donna first got involved in the Co-op as a working member, and then she served on the Board from 2009 to 2014, first as a member and as secretary for three years. Now retired after a career as professor of English and Women’s Studies at William Paterson University, she welcomes the chance to be part of the new team.

Since she left the board, she has remained active in various Co-op writing/editing activities, including the employee handbook, the bylaws revision, and other promotional materials. Other community involvement includes volunteering as part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program (she completed training three years ago) and singing in the women’s ensemble, Bloom. Donna has published three books and is working on a memoir about growing up Catholic and working-class in Lowell, MA.

Danielle Adams