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!
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.
Henry is a renewable energy professional with tremendous interest in climate change and environmental sustainability. Having moved from Massachusetts to Hillsboro in 2015 with his family, Henry quickly embraced the town’s unique combination of thriving technological hub and rich farming and agricultural tradition. The love for community involvement and the opportunity to support local farmers propelled Henry’s involvement with HFC and his passion to serving as a board director. Henry is an active member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and has authored an engineering book. He resides in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife and three young children.
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.
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.
I am interested in serving on the HFC Board because I would like to make our community a better place to live, and I care and believe in the vision of the Hillsboro Food Co-op. The quality of our lives in downtown Hillsboro has been impacted by the loss of Hanks. When members of our community rose up in support of the Hillsboro Food Co-op, my spirits were lifted. And now it is the time for me to step up and take an active role in making this urgent need a reality.