Joined Weavers Way: Fall 2017, with his wife, Paige. They have two children, Christopher, 21, and Manya, 17.
Lives in: Gwynedd, Montgomery County
Current jobs: Mike is a community development director for Lower Providence Township. Paige homeschooled their children until two years ago, and is teaching environmental writing and gardening courses on the grounds of Gwynedd Friends Meeting, where they live.
Why they joined: “Prior to moving to Gwynedd five years ago, we lived right down the street, and we watched the community change…even though we moved out of town, we…frequent and feel part of the Ambler community.”
Why they’re working members: “We saw that we were increasing our purchasing here, and so we wanted to be a part of that community.”
Co-op job history: Christopher has helped with some of the Ambler events, and Paige has participated in activities at Awbury Arboretum. Mike and Manya have done hours in the store, facing shelves and assisting on the front end.
Favorite Co-op products: Organic produce, crab cakes, anything bulk — especially coffee (they like Woke), pasta and maple syrup. They’re pescatarians who appreciate the greater variety of choices at the Co-op.
Thoughts on the Co-op: “[Ambler] was in a sense a food desert for a long time, and the fact that the Co-op has not only supplied the need, but also lifted the standard of what folks can expect here…it’s actually a destination.”
— Karen Plourde