With my partner Anna Hanchett I own and operate Manda Farm in Plainfield, MA where we raise rare and endangered species of pigs, turkeys, and cattle as well as dairy goats and heritage vegetables in season. Prior to taking on this “retirement job,” I spent over 30 years working in large computer and internet services companies where I held management positions in areas such as Operations, Marketing, and Technical Support among others. My most recent position was senior vice president of operations for the Internet services company Genuity Inc. I was one of the first to join the steering committee in late 2009 when I heard about the co-op transition idea. I have been the co-ops Treasurer and "go to" technical person and recently agreed to step off the board to be GM.