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 Iwasaki

Brandon Iwasaki

President

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 Page

Tobi Page

Treasurer

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 Simantel

Adam Simantel

Secretary

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 Aribisala

Henry Aribisala

Board Member

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.

Dale Case

Dale Case

Board Member

Dale’s goal for retirement was to volunteer, and he has done just that for the last four years to a high level of personal satisfaction. Besides his service to the Co-op, he is currently a volunteer in a middle school reading intervention classroom and he teaches an intermediate adult ESL class. In addition, he is also a large-scale home gardener.

Tim Farrell

Tim Farrell

Board Member

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 my 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 Hardacker

Jennifer Hardacker

Board Member

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.

Kirsten Murray

Kirsten Murray

Board Member

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.

Shaun Starr

Shaun Starr

Board Member

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.

Kim Wetzel

Kim Wetzel

Board Member

Kim is a certified land use planner and environmental permitter with the engineering firm Jacobs. She lives with her husband, two kids, and two dogs in the Jackson School neighborhood of Hillsboro. Since moving to Oregon from Alaska in 2018, she has been pleasantly overwhelmed with the agricultural abundance of the Willamette Valley and wants to create a food co-op for convenient access to it. Whether planning wine tastings, book lectures or blueberry picking outings, she brought her enthusiasm to the HFC Outreach Team prior to to now serving with the Board.