Mike brings over twenty years of retail store managerial experience, including strong knowledge of retail sales, team building, training, business development, financial management, and operational excellence. Mike is here to help provide the best customer experience, and to support our friendly team at the Snohomish and Monroe Co-Op.
When Mike isn’t working, you can find him fishing. He’s an avid Bass Angler, and these days he mostly fishes in small tournaments. In past years he’s fished all of the “bigger” tournaments in Washington and Oregon. He’s currently the president of the Northend Bass Club. Every year for the last 13 years the club has held a charity tournament supporting Seattle Children's Hospital. In the last 10 years they have been able to contribute more than $36,000 directly to Children’s.
When Mike isn’t fishing, he’s likely making custom fishing lures. He pours lead jigs, paints custom hard baits and makes soft plastic lures. Growing up Mike had dogs and cats of all sizes from wiener dogs to Great Danes.
Elizabeth has worked for the Snohomish Co-Op since 2015. She has filled a variety of roles within the company from Front Counter Customer Service, to Snohomish Store Supervisor, and Monroe Store Manager. She currently works in Business Development: customizing orders for customers, providing educational material, community outreach, store merchandising, and growing community awareness of the Snohmish Co-Op brand product and services.
When she's not working for the Co-Op, Elizabeth can be found reading novels, or working on her family's five acre homestead. She gardens, raises chickens, ducks, and turkeys, and enjoys the sounds of trees and birds.
If you need help with a large order, getting locally produced product on the shelves of our store, or finding the product you need, Elizabeth is here to help.
Hired in 2015, Makenna started working during her senior year of high school as the “chick girl” for the Monroe Co-Op. She worked her way up from Sales Associate, Senior Sales, to Store Supervisor. After graduating from college, she began helping out with behind-the scenes administration duties in Snohomish. Makenna began learning aspects of all departments, helping them function like a well-oiled machine. She currently works as the Snohomish Store Manager.
Makenna graduated from Central Washington University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Recreation, Tourism, & Events, specializing in Event Management. This specialization has helped her career at the co-op with staying organized, balancing budgets, scheduling, and ensuring the best customer service!
Caitlin began working for the Snohomish Co-Op in 2016. She was hired as a Sales Associate, thrived working in the warehouse, and become a lead in the store. She earned her role as Store Supervisor, and then as Snohomish Store Manager. In January of 2020, she transferred to Monroe, as Store Manager.
In her free time, Caitlin has a passion for horseback riding, and gardening. She has experience caring for cows, poultry, and horses, and has one of the most extensive understandings of the livestock product offered by the Co-Op.
Kyle started at the Co-Op in 2018, hired as a Warehouse Associate. He soon became Warehouse Lead, and is now the Assistant Manager of the Monroe location. He has become a "Jack-of-all-Trades", learning many different jobs within the company. His relentless positive attitude helps him provide the best customer service.
On his day off he loves to play sports. He plays in the outfield of a softball team, and plays flag football in a football league.
Contact Kyle for any of your customer service needs. He is always happy to help.
Hired in 2019, Dan is new to the Co-Op team. Specializing in personnel management, and project organization, he works tirelessly to maintain the Co-Op properties, to oversee remodeling projects, and to lead our safety team.
Dan grew up in agriculture in Michigan, helping his family raise poultry, cattle, horses, and pigs. His first job, at age 10, was driving a grain truck next to a combine harvester. He needed blocks to reach the pedals. A self-motivated man, he put himself through college, completely financing it through his own labors.
On top of his other duties, Dan also leads our top-notch delivery team with acute attention to detail. If you have any questions about your delivery, give Dan a call.
Kevin has worked for the Snohomish Co-Op since 2016. He has taken on many different responsibilities for the company. Originally starting in Accounts Receivable, he now runs the procurement department. Kevin puts the purchasing power of the Snohomish Co-Op to work for our members. He coordinates purchases from dozens of vendors for both stores, keeping our diverse inventory stocked for the shelves.
Kevin graduated from Western Washington University's College of Business, with a bachelors in accounting. With his in-depth knowledge, he operates a very complicated numbers and data driven department at the Co-Op.
Hired in 2020, Barbara is responsible for maintaining Member Accounts: creating new accounts, updating existing accounts, providing membership gas cards, and helping members understand their accounts in every way.
She is having a great time learning the ins and outs of the Co-Op. She has met many wonderful people in our community, and is learning about farm animals, especially chickens.
Let Barbara know if you have any questions about Co-Op memberships. She's always happy to help!