Jeremy’s interest in food began with progressive organizing in college. After a crisis about the liberal arts curriculum he found the co-op, which combines his related interests of food politics, local living and eating well.
Scott is a locally grown talent, growing up and going to school in Baldwinsville. NY. He has been dealing with natural foods for the last 7 years at establishments in Myrtle Beach, SC, the Syracuse area and now the SRFC. Scott lives just around the corner from the Co-op and is dedicated to providing good quality deli products to SRFC members, store shoppers and his neighborhood.
Reina's grown up in the City of Syracuse and is incredibly fond of her home! Shuffling around all ends of the city, she found her community in the Westcott neighborhood as a youth at Nottingham High School. Her love for Upstate New York and the impact of local systems deepened while she attended college at William Smith in Geneva, NY. In the Finger Lakes, she got her first tastes from local agriculture and worked for restaurants that prided themselves in local sourcing. Reina has been employed at the Syracuse Real Food Cooperative since she returned to Syracuse in December 2011. She loves working with her community, and especially her best friend, Leah! In her spare time, Reina is active with the Westcott Neighborhood Association and Nottingham's F.A.C.E.S., as an alumnus. She is also a gardener, an artist and engaged in local politics, especially concerning public education.
Marketing & Member Services Coordinator
Don learned his marketing skills while operating his own farm and construction equipment business located in the Syracuse and CNY area. He has held leadership positions in local community member based organizations which will help in his understanding the needs and desires of the SRFC membership. Don looks forward to interacting with staff and members to promote the Co-op’s culture.
Alex Farewell – Prisaznuk
Alex came to Syracuse to study biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Originally from Buffalo, NY he now makes his home here in Syracuse and is working with the SRFC team in the Grocery Department. As Head Clerk, he welcomes customer input and will be working to keep your favorite products on the shelf. He is dedicated to sourcing products from independent and local businesses. Feel free to say “Hello” to Alex and share your thoughts with him on groceries.
Expansion Project Coordinator
Garland McQueen is excited to have the opportunity to work with the Syracuse Real Food Co-op on their future expansion plans. He says, "I have worked with many Co-ops and Natural food stores across our great nation and have always received a warm welcome and great hospitality. This is the co-operative spirit that gives Co-ops that "special" feeling of belonging to an extended family."