I'm a history professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and began volunteering at the GBCFC in 2006. I love real food, real people, and social justice and that's why I joined the co-op. I served on some committees for several years and joined the Board of Directors in 2011, when the co-op's founders decided to move to a more formal board structure, right before a major move and expansion into our new store at 240 Court St in Reno. (Come visit if you are ever in our town!) Going through this expansion with an all new and inexperienced board was challenging but my fellow board members were wonderful to work with and our GM and co-op staff pulled off some amazing feats during and after the move. Our little co-op is growing steadily and we have just been granted associate membership in the NCGA. I'm looking forward to a bright future for the GBCFC.