We are one of the first local food cooperatives in the country in which the producers, consumers and staff are all equal owners. Our Board of Directors brings these three categories of owners together along with an 'at-large' position to represent the co-op.
By including three different stakeholder groups (producers, consumers and staff) in the decision-making structure of our operations, we are aiming to expand the understanding and respect of each stakeholder group so that each group can benefit the others. This structure reflects our belief that “We're All in This Together”.
Meet your Board Members:
Chairman of the Board: Ben Priest of Priest Family Farm. Ben is the son of Gary and Jane Priest. He is a graduate of NC State University and has come back to the Sandhills to help run the family farm.
Vince Zucchino (Consumer Representative)
Vince owns Zucchino Associates Landscape Architecture in Southern Pines and has many years of experience on various Boards in the area.
Treasurer: Amy Dahl (Consumer Representative)
Mandy Davis (Staff Representative)
Mandy is the gathering site coordinator (having once been a volunteer gathering site coordinator herself) and online artisanal market manager. Mandy brings experience in farmers markets and farm operations to the co-op since 2017.
Davon Goodwin (Producer Representative)
Davon is the Owner/Operator of OTL Farms and also the manager of the Sandhills AGInnovation Center. Look for his muscadine & scuppernong grapes in your fall boxes!
Mark Hunsicker (Adhoc member)
Mark has been on the SF2T team since the early days and is now the Packing House/Delivery Manager. He keeps your packing house volunteers happy!
Molly Goodman (Staff Representative)
Molly has helped set up local Farmers' Markets and has been with SF2T since 2013. She helps out with various aspects of the Co-op such as the newsletter, marketing and assisting with box design/producer relations.
If you would like to speak with any of our Board Members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.