Board of Directors
Please allow us to take the time to officially introduce ourselves! We hope that our faces are familiar to you if you have come to meetings or other co-op events.
Board Elections are open to any interested member-owner during the next election. Contact us for more info.
Board meetings are always open to the public. View our calendar.
Brandon is passionate about food cooperatives and has ownership in three different ones in Oregon and Washington, including HFC. He enjoys sourcing high-quality products from the local community and learning how to create systems for keeping wealth within a local economy. Brandon is excited to be part of making it happen in Hillsboro!
Tobi is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the owner of Eating is a Lifestyle, a nutrition counseling practice in Portland. Tobi and her family moved to Hillsboro in 2016 and are excited to help bring the Co-op to our community. Tobi’s passion for “healthy food for everyone” has carried her through her career in nutrition education with OSU Extension Service and Bob’s Red Mill to helping individuals establish healthier lifestyles in her private practice. Her favorite activity is exploring the world of food, and she is always open to trying new delights!
As a native Oregonian who grew up in Forest Grove, Kirsten loves and appreciates the agricultural bounty and small community feel of Western Washington County and has a strong desire to promote what is local. Raised with an ethos to give back, Kirsten appreciates the opportunity to add her‘can-do’ attitude and enthusiasm to being a part of bringing the Hillsboro Food Co-op to fruition. In her day-to-day life, she herds cats at a local shoe maker. She has had board experience on the Up with People International Alumni Association and a condo association, as well as various roles volunteering in leadership roles with Girl Scouts, local events in Forest Grove and other organizations.
Marybeth believes in the mission of the Co-op: Bringing local, accessible food to everyone in our community. She grew up in Tacoma, Washington, and went to college in Bellingham. In Bellingham, she shopped at the local food co-op for the first time, and she loved it. She has wanted to join a co-op ever since that experience. After college, she moved to Japan and taught English. This is when she developed her love of travel. When she moved back to the US, she came to Oregon. She has been married for 28 years to her husband, Randy. They have two amazing kids. They love the Hillsboro community for the art, the farmer’s market, and the great friends they have met along the way. Marybeth is excited to be involved on the HFC Board of Directors and to meet more co-op owners!
Tim has been an HFC member-owner since 2017. He believes in the vision to provide our community with high-quality, local, socially-responsible, organic and sustainably produced food. He is anxious to see the vision come to life. As a recently retired long-time employee of Intel, he is looking for opportunities to give back to his local community. His business acumen and community awareness are assets to being a member of the board. His community involvement has included many years on the boards of Hillsboro Soccer Club and Glencoe Boys Lacrosse. He has served 6 years as a citizen member on the Hillsboro School District budget committee. He and his wife Stacey have lived in Hillsboro for 28 years raising four boys before moving in 2019 to Forest Grove.
Jennifer has been a professor at Pacific University for 14 years. She is excited to be part of the Hillsboro Food Co-op board of directors, as she sees the Co-op’s values and mission as intersecting with the concerns of sustainability and social equity, two issues she is passionate about. She is excited to bring her energy and passion to seeing the Co-op succeed for the larger Hillsboro community.
Being raised in Hillsboro, Dain is passionate to help his community grow and have access to fresh and
delicious food from local, sustainable sources. He believe that strong, community-based agricultural
networks are the future of food, and that everyone should have access to healthy food. Improving
our health as individuals and as a community starts at our local farms and our dinner plates. Dain
wants to see the Hillsboro Food Co-op become a center of good food, community, and well-being in
Adam is a Hillsboro resident who joined the board in 2017. He believes we are lucky to be surrounded by phenomenal agriculture here in the Tualatin and Willamette valley and looks forward to the Co-op emphasizing ties between local farmers and consumers.