Ken Katz- President
Founder of Golden Tree Hostel on Orcas Island, he has 15 years experience as a commercial and residential general contractor. He also serves on the Eastsound Planning Review Committee, and Eastsound Design Review Subcommittee. He has lived on Orcas Island for 10 years.
Libi Geddes - Vice PresidentBefore opening her shop, Springboard, in Eastsound, many people knew Libi as manager at Roses Cafe. Long time resident of Orcas Island, she has been involved in many community efforts. Libi served on the Montessori School Board and was resident liaison to Opal Community Land Trust Board. She is passionate about quality, local and affordable food for everyone.
Anette Bader - Secretary
Annette has been interested and active in community building, cooperative and simple living, and organic agriculture for many years. A co-founder of Maxwelton Creek CoHousing on Whidbey Island, and its treasurer for over 18 years, she moved to Orcas Island full-time in 2013 and is the business manager for her partner’s construction company.
Jonathan has lived on Orcas since 2009. Prior to moving to the island, he spent twenty-five years in Juneau, Alaska as a residential and commercial general contractor. His wife owned a natural food store for eleven years, in which her was involved in two separate store expansion and remodels.
Peg has spent the majority of her working life in the natural foods business, including Nature’s Fresh Northwest, Wild Oats, and New Seasons Market. She is concerned with growing the regional food economy, developing strong relationships between the Co-op and the community and creating a workplace where Co-op employees can thrive and succeed
Rhys has served on several food and farming related non-profit boards in Tacoma before moving to Orcas in March of 2014. Their primary area of interest is in developing infrastructure and systems that expand the local markets for island-raised produce and livestock. Rhys is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Orcas Island Youth Conservation Corp, and an active part of the volunteer staff at the Mountaineer's Lodge at Steven's Pass.