Jocelyn Mueller – President
I can be reached at board (at) knowthyfood dot coop.
Natalie Bennon – Vice President
I am the communications and marketing director for Pacific Rivers, a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon that works for healthy rivers and clean water. I am also a communications consultant for several nonprofits and foundations, working on public relations for environmental issues. Previously, I was a grant writer at The Nature Conservancy of Oregon, and a journalist for Greenwire and Environment and Energy Daily. I have a Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from the University of Oregon.
Jenna van Looven – Secretary
Jenna grew up on a farm outside of Hillsboro, and has been a member of Know Thy Food for the past four years. She works for a software company in the education sector that she helped to found, and brings that leadership and business experience, as well as the perspective of a farmer and consumer, to her role on the board. She spends most of her free time cooking, preserving, and enjoying food from her family’s farm.
Brooke is a librarian, a job that keeps her active and gives her plenty of time to research her passions. Long committed to finding out what health means she is constantly reading up on food choices, food sourcing, and lifestyle choices. Brooke spends her free time lifting heavy weights and playing games with her family.
Aliza Tuttle – General Manager/Staff Liaison
Aliza serves as the general manager of Know Thy Food Cooperative and sits on the board as the staff liaison. She grew up outside of Corvallis, Oregon, and studied food systems at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She’s passionate about food equity and small businesses as solutions to food distribution and access issues.
Aliza can be reached at aliza (at) knowthyfood dot coop
Previous board members:
I founded Portland Green Parenting (PGP), a parenting support network with a focus on green parenting and sustainable living, shortly after moving to Portland in 2007 from southern California (although I am originally from Finland). Know Thy Food, a farm direct and bulk food buying club, quickly grew out of PGP in early 2008. In 2010, and with a lot of community support, I established Warehouse Café, which morphed into a café and market in November 2012 thanks to an immensely successful Kickstarter campaign. In 2013, a handful of other members and I set out working on transitioning the business into a community owned food co-op.
Strangely, I did not have any business, food service or restaurant background when I began this journey. Instead, I have a couple of degrees in Cultural Anthropology and an interest in community building and the intertwining of internet technology in people’s daily life. Luckily, my husband Dan Halli is a software developer who provided the technical assistance needed to launch KTF. We live in an old 1913 Craftsman fixer-upper in inner SE Portland with our five children. We also really like bacon. A lot.
Annie Bosworth-Foley – Treasurer
I have been a member, shopper and familiar face at KTF since the early days of residence at the “warehouse building.” I have two daughters, Teegan and Maeve, and I’m often seen at children’s shows. I am a theatrical stage manager by trade and was active on the Board of Cafe au Play. My husband David and I are both natives of the Southeast (US not Portland) and have lived in Portland for three and a half years.