Meet a Member

Meet your fellow Montavilla Food Co-op Member-Owners!

Member Spotlight – Eva Sippl of Eva’s Herbucha

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

Member Spotlight – Eva Sippl of Eva’s Herbucha

“my passion is to be part of creating a society and an economy that … is better than what is happening right now.” Eva Sippl

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Mia Neuse

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014

Mia Neuse

“Co-ops are good for our community, good for our quality of life, and provide us a key way to take charge of our food supply. I am happy my family joined and look forward to its opening!” In her 7th year at Montavilla Community Acupuncture, Mia Neuse is a stalwart resident and business owner in Montavilla. She first became interested in Chinese medicine in the early 90s when, “An injury I had didn’t respond to conventional Western medicine.” After studying shiatsu, Japanese acupressure massage, from a Master she decided to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine and received her Master’s in Oriental Medicine (M.A.O.M) from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. “I have personally welcomed and treated close t0 1,000 people since we opened our doors and I look forward to treating many more. It is an honor to be part of my community. I have spent the last 4 years on the Executive Board of the Montavilla East Tabor Business Association (METBA), striving to make our neighborhood the best it can be for resident and business owner...

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Montavilla Guitar Studio Partners with Montavilla Food Co-op

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013

Montavilla Guitar Studio Partners with Montavilla Food Co-op

Montavilla resident and co-op member, Neil Mattson has lived in the neighborhood since 2009. He and his partner, Tina Granzo, have been active volunteers, hosting co-op meetings at their home and donating their talents when called upon to do so. A native of Michigan, Neil is a member of People’s Food Co-op in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti Food Co-op, and Detroit’s Cass Corridor Food Co-op. Neil’s personal philosophies align with the co-op spirit. He believes in shopping local to reduce the carbon footprint of the conventional food shipping industry, neighbors helping neighbors to build a vibrant and that the health of a neighborhood starts with the availability of clean, fresh, healthy, organic food choices. Supporting the Montavilla Food Co-op is essential to achieving that end. After spending seven years teaching mainly in the west side neighborhoods of Portland and in Lake Oswego and Beaverton, he decided to start his own studio with the goal of bringing the highest musical education experience to the east side and, more specifically, Montavilla.   With Montavilla Guitar Studio (MGS), Neil has designed a program that shows every student the path toward guitar mastery. His approach centers on developing musicianship skills through note reading and ensemble playing. MGS is conveniently located in the heart of Montavilla, just blocks from the Stark Street business corridor. In addition to being an experienced teacher, Neil is a professional performing guitarist, composer, band leader, and producer. He was a featured composer for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s 2012–13 season and produced a new CD with his band, Trio Flux, in 2013 as well. In support of the Montavilla Food Co-op, MGS is offering a 10% lifetime discount to Montavilla Food Co-op members. If you’d like to sign up call (971) 266-1647 or email info@montavillaguitarstudio.com. Learn about us at www.montavillaguitarstudio.com and join us on Twitter and...

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Alissa Keny-Guyer

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013

Alissa Keny-Guyer

“As a mom and a state legislator, I joined the Montavilla Food Co-op to help create healthy options for my own family and other families throughout our district. Building a healthy food economy helps local businesses, consumers, and the environment. And meeting other co-op members helps build community!”

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Lucas Crawford

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013

Lucas Crawford

Say hello to one of our newest member-owners, Lucas Crawford! He joined up at the Montavilla Pancake Breakfast last Saturday. Lucas hails from Vermont, a bastion of cooperativism, and is passionate about good food. He works his tail off for the Oregon based business, farmer & employee owned Organically Grown Company. Lucas is committed to keeping his money local. He knows that co-ops are one of the best ways to do this. Find out why co-ops are great for the local economy by visiting Stronger...

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Catherine Lowe

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013

Catherine Lowe

Catherine is all about helping to bring good food to East Portland. Catherine is also all about bringing good health to the neighborhood. In her quest to do that she founded Seastar Community Acupunture on Glisan & 71st in 2008. She earned a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2000, and a Masters of Nursing in Midwifery from Emory University in 1984. She has worked as a certified nurse midwife (CNM) in Oregon for the past 25 years. She also has postgraduate education as a lactation (breastfeeding) specialist. Catherine is a member of People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) and is delighted to be part of the community acupuncture movement. POCA is a multistakeholder cooperative, a co-op where the clients, acupuncturists and clinics may all join POCA as members to build a strong community acupuncture...

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