Oryana Natural Foods Market
Oryana Natural Foods Market
260 East Tenth Street | Traverse City, MI 49684 | (231) 947-0191

Monday - Saturday 7:30am-9:00pm | Sunday 9:00am-9:00pm

Board Members

2013 - 2014 Oryana Board of Directors

 

Amy Tennis, President
amy@newmissionorganics.com
TERM: Elected April 2008; Reelected April 2010, expiring April 2012. Reelected April 2012, expiring April 2014. Reelected April 2014; expiring April 2016.
Long-time human resources professional in the compensation and benefits field, currently working at Munson.  Into automating and streamlining HR tasks.  Organic hop farmer and co-owner New Mission Organics.  Reads, hikes, kayaks, rescues greyhounds and old cookbooks.


Rebecca Teahen, Vice President
rebeccateahen@gmail.com
TERM: Elected April 2007; Reelected April 2009, expiring April 2011. Reelected April 2011, expiring 2013. Reelected April 2013; expiring April 2015.
Executive Director for Resource Development & NMC Foundation at Northwestern Michigan College. Longtime advocate for natural resource conservation and avid horseback rider, hiker, & generally an outdoor enthusiast. Live with husband, daughter, and Doberman Pinscher in Traverse City.

Sean Burns, Secretary
sean@gogreenisland.com
TERM: Elected April 2007; Reelected April 2009, expiring April 2011. Reelected April 2011, expiring 2013. Reelected April 2013; expiring April 2015.
Co-owner with wife Lori of Green Island in Traverse City, a purveyor of earth-friendly goods. Worked in strategic business development and international marketing for a large, multinational corporation. Love to swim, sail, and ski with daughter Emma.


Jim Dagwell, Treasurer
jim@ttaeasy.com
TERM: Elected April 2010; Expiring April 2012. Reelected April 2012; expiring April 2014. Reelected April 2014; expiring April 2016. Co-Principal with wife Laura May at Traverse Tax & Accounting by day, drummer by night in his band ‘Dagtopia’, Dags serves on Oryana and Honor Bank boards.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and their office Westies, performing music, meditating, and gardening.

 

Chris Miller
CMiller@oryana.coop
TERM: Elected April 2013; Expiring April 2015.
Studied Biomedical Science at Grand Valley University but has a strong passion for business and economics. Employed at Oryana since 2010, currently Front End Assistant Manager. Married to wife Patti and father to Lilia, age 3; Maya, age 2; and Ellisyn, born August 2013. He loves spending time with his family and having interactions with the community and its members.

 

Kaitlyn Burns
burnskai@gmail.com
TERM: Elected April 2012, expiring April 2014. Reelected April 2014; expiring April 2016. Human-centered designer, holistic problem-solver, dreamer, thinker. Do-er! NPR addict, Michigander, music nerd, Marketing Coordinator at Britten, Inc. Mother to Gardner, partner to Max & best friend to dog, Scout.

Chelsea Bay Dennis
chelsbay@gmail.com
TERM: Elected April 2013, expiring 2015.
Owner & Designer at Chelsea Bay Design (good-for-the-world creative services). Has designed for organic and fair trade companies for over 12 years. Lover of local, walking, mornings, summer, outdoors, dancing, community, people and using what you're good at for good.

 

Holly Jo Sparks
cornucoopia@gmail.com
TERM: Elected April 2014; expiring April 2016.
Professional community, cooperative and economic developer, Co-Founder & Principal at Collective Seeds Consulting Co-op; also owns and manages Creekside Cottages, a yearly rental and all-ages hostel. Enjoys yoga, feng shui, trivia, bonfires, wine and travel.
 


Steve Nance, General Manager
steve@oryana.coop
Married to Robin (former Oryana Board member), father of Andrew and Emma. Former officer on the Oryana Board.  Alternative Transportation advocate, bicyclist for fun and transportation, ski-sojourner with our 2 Siberian huskies.

 

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The Next Board Meeting

The next meeting is  Thursday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Oryana

 

 

 

 

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