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-7:00pm
To place Café orders call (231) 346-2852 | Closed Thanksgiving Day

Board Members

Oryana Board of Directors

Board Election Results, General Ownership Meeting, April 27, 2017, 5 open seats:
Rebecca Teahen (453), Chris Miller (395), Colleen Valko (393), Sean Burns (355), Chuck Mueller (354), Kathryn Danielson (337), Bob Brown (282), Marjorie Wilson (220), Rob Glazier (197)


Rebecca Teahen, 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. Reelected April 2015; expiring April 2017. Relected April 2017; expiring April 2020.
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 family in Traverse City.
 

Kaitlyn Burns, Vice President
burnskai@gmail.com
TERM: Elected April 2012, expiring April 2014. Reelected April 2014; expiring April 2016. Re-elected April 2016, expiring April 2018. Human-centered designer, holistic problem-solver, thinker. Do-er! NPR addict, Michigander, music nerd, Marketing Coordinator at Britten, Inc. Mother to Gardner, partner to Max.


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. Reelected April 2015; expiring April 2017. Reelected April 2017; expiring April 2019. 
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. Re-elected April 2016, expiring April 2018. Co-Principal with wife Laura May at Traverse Tax & Accounting by day, drummer by night in his band Dags und Timmah!, 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. Reelected April 2015; expiring April 2017. Reelected April 2017; expiring April 2020.
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, Maya, Ellisyn and Everett. He loves spending time with his family and having interactions with the community and its members.

Colleen Valko
colleen.valko@gmail.com
TERM: Elected April 2017; expiring April 2019. 
Colleen Valko is a Strategist with Tamarack Holdings and a former treasurer of the MSU Student Housing Cooperative. She studied Food Industry Management at MSU and is passionate about food systems and our local food economy. Colleen lives on a cherry and apple farm where she gardens, cooks, and explores the great outdoors.

Holly Jo Sparks
cornucoopia@gmail.com
TERM: Elected April 2014; expiring April 2016. Re-elected April 2016, expiring April 2018.
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.

 

Chuck Meuller
1mueller@charter.net
TERM: Elected April 2015; expiring April 2017. Reelected April 2017; expiring April 2019.
Married for 37 years to wife Linda, two happy adult children and grandchildren, career in working with families and children with special needs. Enjoys outdoor activities, volunteering at the State Theatre, Opera House, and church.
 

 

Blythe Webster
bwebster@oryana.coop
TERM: Elected April 2016; expiring April 2018Before coming to work at Oryana, first in the Kitchen and now with Human Development, I gained diverse experience ranging from sustainable agriculture to direct social service.  I enjoy cooking, handcrafts, gardening and spending time with my husband Garrett in the outdoors.

 


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
November 30, 5:45 pm
at Oryana