Ahead of the 2020 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 28th, our voting members are being asked to submit a ballot voting on new and returning members on the board of directors. The following are the new and returning board members on the ballot.
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Karen West - New Board Member
Karen grew up in Upstate New York and moved to New Hampshire in 2007 to work at C&S Wholesale Grocers after graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Applied Economics & Management. She currently works as a Sales & Marketing Manager for the distribution division of New Hampshire Industries based in Claremont. Karen and her husband, Jed, who grew up in Bellows Falls, moved to Alstead in 2011 and soon after started their own hobby farm raising chickens, rabbits and bees.
Jacqueline Culbertson-Dicks - New Board Member
Jacqueline is new to the Walpole area, a recent transplant from Southern Indiana where she worked as a small business consultant with True Value Company. Continuing on her journey with True Value, Jacqueline accepted a Regional Operations position which moved her and her husband to New England where they discovered Walpole and decided to settle. She has deep roots in farm and fresh food as she was raised on a farm where they had pigs, chickens and a large organic garden. Her love of great quality fresh food continues as her husband, a classically trained French chef, and her travel the world to experience new cultures and cuisine to incorporate into their lives. This love paired with a Master in Business has driven her to get involved where local economy meets community.
Kimberly Mastrianni - Returning Board Member
Kim's agriculture background includes a degree in animal science from Texas A&M University and several years managing a horse farm in New York state. After earning a second degree in accounting from the State University of New York and a stint in accounting and finance with KPMG, Duracell and Gillette, she is back in agriculture in Langdon. With her husband Jack and daughter Morgan, Kim keeps chickens, teaches horsemanship, and raises rare Leicester Longwool sheep. She has spoken at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival and NOFA conferences on raising sheep organically. Kim also has prior experience on the Board of Health in Walpole, MA and more recently on the Fall Mountain Regional School District Budget Committee. Kim loves the idea of having a Coop in this area. With so many small producers in our region, she sees an opportunity to connect the local food economy with the community on a broader scale.