All members are welcome to attend monthly board meetings.  The board asks that they receive a written notice, preferably 1-2 weeks prior to the meeting, so that they may prepare with proper documentation.  Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Community Room at the co-op, unless otherwise noted.  The board can be reached at board@bismanfoodcoop.coop or individual board members may be reached at the provided email addresses below. All board positions, with the exception of Kevin & Hannah, will be up for re-election in the Fall of 2017.

Glen Philbrick - President Glen Philbrick is the fifth generation living on Hiddendale Farm.  Glen grew up working with dairy cows, raising gardens, and engaging in food production and food preservation just as his elders did.  Growing food, cooking, and canning food has been a way of life which he is proud to maintain.  Glen is one of the few growers of quinoa and amaranth in the state of North Dakota. Glen is excited to be part of the local foods movement in central North Dakota.   You can contact him at glen.philbrick@gmail.com.  

Glen Philbrick - President

Glen Philbrick is the fifth generation living on Hiddendale Farm.  Glen grew up working with dairy cows, raising gardens, and engaging in food production and food preservation just as his elders did.  Growing food, cooking, and canning food has been a way of life which he is proud to maintain.  Glen is one of the few growers of quinoa and amaranth in the state of North Dakota. Glen is excited to be part of the local foods movement in central North Dakota.  

You can contact him at glen.philbrick@gmail.com.

 

 
 
Paul Brown Paul grew up working on his family’s ranch just east of Bismarck. After getting a degree in agriculture at NDSU, he returned home to help manage the ranch where they focus on regenerating the soil resource to produce healthy, nutrient-dense foods. For the past four years, Paul has been developing the family-run business, Nourished by Nature, in which the products raised on the ranch are sold direct to consumers. He has a passion for the local food movement and offers his insight on other co-op and non-profit boards. Paul enjoys spending time educating others about the importance of raising food in an economic, social, and environmentally-conscious manner and gets to travel around the US to do so. He is a dedicated member of the Food Co-op and has been a strong supporter of it since 2013. Paul can be reached at paul_brown_24@hotmail.com.

Paul Brown

Paul grew up working on his family’s ranch just east of Bismarck. After getting a degree in agriculture at NDSU, he returned home to help manage the ranch where they focus on regenerating the soil resource to produce healthy, nutrient-dense foods. For the past four years, Paul has been developing the family-run business, Nourished by Nature, in which the products raised on the ranch are sold direct to consumers. He has a passion for the local food movement and offers his insight on other co-op and non-profit boards. Paul enjoys spending time educating others about the importance of raising food in an economic, social, and environmentally-conscious manner and gets to travel around the US to do so. He is a dedicated member of the Food Co-op and has been a strong supporter of it since 2013.

Paul can be reached at paul_brown_24@hotmail.com.

Kevin Martin - Treasurer Kevin was born and raised in Bismarck. After finishing a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State, he migrated to California, presumably for a one year stint. Ten years later, he finally made his way back home so he and his wife, Lori, could raise their children near family.  Kevin spends his weekdays as a Survey Manager at Bartlett & West, where he is a Professional Land Surveyor.  Evenings and weekends he assists his wife in operating Roving Donkey Farm, a small vegetable farm just north of Bismarck. Kevin serves as the chair for the Finance Committee. He can be reached at kevin.martin@bartwest.com

Kevin Martin - Treasurer

Kevin was born and raised in Bismarck. After finishing a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State, he migrated to California, presumably for a one year stint. Ten years later, he finally made his way back home so he and his wife, Lori, could raise their children near family. 

Kevin spends his weekdays as a Survey Manager at Bartlett & West, where he is a Professional Land Surveyor.  Evenings and weekends he assists his wife in operating Roving Donkey Farm, a small vegetable farm just north of Bismarck.

Kevin serves as the chair for the Finance Committee. He can be reached at kevin.martin@bartwest.com

 
Amanda Gessner - Secretary Amanda has lived most of her life in North Dakota.  Raised in Fargo, she moved to Bismarck in 2013 to work as an associate accountant with Widmer Roel PC.  Over the past few years, Amanda has become passionate about using all natural products and adopting a clean eating lifestyle.  She enjoys learning how to garden and make wine, both of which she is able to do in her own backyard.  She is excited to help the co-op strengthen the connection between the Bismarck-Mandan community and our local farmers and ranchers. Amanda can be reached at agessner@widmerroelcpa.com.  .

Amanda Gessner - Secretary

Amanda has lived most of her life in North Dakota.  Raised in Fargo, she moved to Bismarck in 2013 to work as an associate accountant with Widmer Roel PC.  Over the past few years, Amanda has become passionate about using all natural products and adopting a clean eating lifestyle.  She enjoys learning how to garden and make wine, both of which she is able to do in her own backyard.  She is excited to help the co-op strengthen the connection between the Bismarck-Mandan community and our local farmers and ranchers.

Amanda can be reached at agessner@widmerroelcpa.com

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