Mike Houston

Position title: General Manager

Website: Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op

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Mike grew up in Arlington, VA and is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture.  He began working in natural foods in Brooklyn, NY at Perelandra Natural Foods, an independently owned market opened in 1976. In 2012 Mike helped to open Dawson’s Market in Rockville, MD. While Mike was Store Manager, Dawson’s was honored for commitment to environmental leadership and cited for inclusive hiring practices. Mike was hired as General Manager of the Takoma Park Silver Spring Food Co-op in 2018.  Mike currently serves on the Advocacy Advisory Committee and Member Advisory Committee for the National Cooperative Grocers, and is Board Chair of the Montgomery County Food Council.