Board of Directors
Jessica Glebke- Jessica moved to Missoula from the Hi-Line in the 90′s to attend UM. She fell in love with the landscape, it’s people, and it’s wonderful access to beautiful local food. After school she left Montana, but couldn’t stay away too long. In 2005, a good friend talked her into joining the Co-op. Her interest and participation increased and she was elected to the board in 2008. She loves being a Co-op member because it allows her to fight corporate dominance, support local business, and be a part of something that is making a difference in the community. Do-good-ing aside, she loves to cook and eat local food with good friends, hence her affinity for the resources the Co-op provides. A loud-and-proud Westsider, Jessica is looking forward to being involved with further improvement of the neighborhood through her role at the Co-op. Jessica encourages all Co-op members to vote with their money and SHOP THE CO-OP!
Nick Grener - Nick experiences extreme anxiety when in a retail space larger than 2000 square feet. He feels a sense of pride when he says any sentence that includes the words “our store.” He gets grumpy if he doesn’t get his kale for breakfast. He thrills at the prospect of making lists with titles like “Actionable Items.” He likes to estimate the approximate current weight of each bin as he peruses the bulk section, and often wonders about how much he’d have to save up to walk out of the door with the entire bin of French green lentils. He is comforted by the predictability of standing monthly social engagements, especially ones that occur on Monday evenings. He likes to think that he has some special qualities, but is OK with the fact that some people just like him for his Adirondack chairs. These are some of the reasons why he enjoys the MCFC and being a member of its board.
Emily Lincoln - Emily comes to Montana from as a 3rd generation Puerto Rican living in the Bronx. She grew up a curious child, fascinated by the amazing things that grew in the cracks of the sidewalk. By the time she was 10, she had asked her mother if she could tear out the concrete in front of their apartment to plant native plants. She did, and enlisted the labor of her younger brother and all of his friends. In high school, she had become a full-blown horticulturist, establishing greenhouses on the rooves of her building and several neighboring buildings. She was the youngest of all vendors at the Bronx farmer’s markets. Emily graduated from the College of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Enterprise in Enniskillen, Ireland with a degree in advanced horticulture and moved to Missoula with an interest in food production and dog plowing. She lives in a geodesic dome on the Missoula’s Northside with her husband, cat and work dog, Porter.