University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mark Tarasawa

Finance Manager, First Alternative Co-op

Mark Tarasawa head shot

A lifetime resident of Oregon, Mark graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Economics & Sociology. He started working at First Alternative Co-op in 1998 and worked there through the remodel of the South Store in 2000, the opening of the North Store in 2003 and the expansion of the North Store in 2007. He was hired as the Finance Manager in 2011 and has been crunching numbers ever since. When not at the Co-op, he and his wife Donna work on renovating their 160 year old farm house and spoiling their two grandsons as much as possible.