Board President, Franklin Community Co-op
I moved to the valley from Boston in 2002 (with my partner Laura) seeking a setting more in balance with nature. We chose Greenfield in particular for two reasons: the great cycling routes that radiate out in all directions, and the presence of Green Fields Market. Co-ops to me embody a crucial holistic paradigm of how to live well on this earth. Since my formative years I’ve had a strong interest in collectivism and social activism. Once I moved out here, a latent readiness within me and the progressive momentum in this town somehow coalesced to trigger more vigorous community involvement on my part, culminating in my current service on the FCC Board of Directors. Other passions include bicycling, advocacy for multi-modal transportation, and downtowns — that wondrous blend of civic and commercial activity in a public space. It therefore feels important to me that both our stores are located in downtowns and are accessible by multiple modes of travel.