Jake Schlachter is an organizer, trainer, and co-op development consultant and coach. Jake has delivered workshops on member engagement, organizing, and recruitment at seventeen co-op conferences in the past two years and, through his work with the Food Co-op Initiative, has worked directly with hundreds of citizen volunteers starting new food co-ops. Jake's next interest is in bringing grassroots organizing to mature food co-ops for engaging members and building the cooperative movement. He has just moved to Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, Laura Hanson Schlachter.
Most recently, Jake has been brought on to the CGN team to shepherd development of the next version of the CGN website. His goal is to empower the site and its members to realize the vision of "CCMA everyday."