Angie was born and raised in Virginia. She moved to Fredericksburg in 1990 to attend Mary Washington College (as it was known then). She earned a B.S in Psychology in 1994 and put her degree to work in social work. She has worked for the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board for the past twenty years. Angie and her husband James have three daughters and first became involved in cooperatives through the Fredericksburg Cooperative Preschool, where Angie served several terms on the board. She is passionate about healthy eating, so when she heard there was a group of people talking about starting a food co-op, she eagerly joined in to serve on the founding board. She loves the idea of creating community around local food and is dedicated to making the Fredericksburg Food Co-op a reality!


Beth and her husband Terry are long-time residents of the Fredericksburg area. They currently live in Downtown Fredericksburg and they love being active in the community. Beth and Terry are both avid cyclists and they enjoy kayaking on the Rappahannock River, when they are not on the road visiting their eight children (including spouses) and six grandchildren who are scattered throughout the USA. Beth retired in 2015 after a 40+ year career in the healthcare industry. Beth has a BS in Accounting from George Mason University and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. Connecting with our wonderful community while promoting a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise are a priority for Beth. She also enjoys serving the community through volunteer work and as CEO of her own company.


Gerald is a 15-year resident of Fredericksburg. He is married to Mary (Newman) Anderson and has two stepsons (David Austin Woodard and Cameron Woodard). Mr. Anderson currently teaches chemistry part-time at Germanna Community College and works part-time as a Project Director for BENMOL Corporation, a small property development and management company in Alexandria, VA. At BENMOL, Mr. Anderson directs and manages corporate activities including project planning, feasibility studies, architectural designs, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing designs; construction management, and permit and variance requests. Mr. Anderson has a B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL and more than 40 years of experience in environmental process research; principally with the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT), a not-for-profit R&D organization in Chicago, IL.


Gloria moved with her husband, Bob Seward, to Fredericksburg 16 years ago to retire. What she discovered was that her passions did not retire. Her passion for hospice, led her to work for Mary Washington Hospice for 14 years. After retiring from this work (continues to volunteer for hospice), she gave new energy to her passion for connecting our community to healthy eating. She finds much meaning and excitement in her work with the Vegetarian Group that she founded 12 years ago and being on the founding board of the Fredericksburg Food Co-op for the past two years. Gloria and Bob have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.


Jonathan has extensive experience in the fields of human resource consulting and financial planning, as well as prior service on community boards. With an undergraduate degree from Yale, and a Master’s in Public Health Administration from UNC, he ran a PPO health care network for John Hancock. He has been a financial advisor and Certified Financial Planner® practitioner. Previously, Jonathan was a board member of a conservation group in Westport, MA and more recently started a charity that directs 100% of its revenues to needy elementary school students. Jonathan is an experienced co-op member, both with a rural electric co-op, and with the outdoor equipment company REI. Jonathan is an avid composter and gardener, hoping to someday harvest organic produce year-round, from the 8-foot-square raised garden plots in his backyard. Jonathan and his wife Peggy moved to Virginia in 2015 and they live in the Braehead Woods neighborhood of Fredericksburg. Jonathan says, “I love to work with dedicated groups of people who aim to do great things for our community. I know we have a winner with the Food Co-op!”


Kathy and her husband, Scott, are long-term residents of the Fredericksburg area.  They have one daughter, Lexi, who is also active in the Fredericksburg Food Co-op.  Kathy graduated in 1993 from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  Since that time frame she has worked at GEICO Insurance.  She has had many years of experience in planning, management and working with others to accomplish common goals.  In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, working out at the gym and spending time outdoors.  Healthy eating and fitness are a priority to Kathy and her family.  She is very excited about using her experience in planning, management and working with others to help the Fredericksburg Food Co-op thrive.  Everyone should have a Co-op in their area to enjoy local and organic foods and to meet so many members of the community!!


Margaret is an ardent supporter of sustainable, healthy, and whenever-possible local food. She hopes to bring her coast-to-coast experiences in support roles in environmental, educational, legal, and insurance organizations to the exciting project of creating a food cooperative for Fredericksburg. Margaret and her husband are happily retired to Lake of the Woods, where she exercises daily, preferably outdoors, and enjoys learning about everything from the names of all the local trees and birds to the latest internet software. Her most heartfelt wish is to live and eat in harmony with nature and she would like to share this with everyone in the community.


Valerie lives in the Fredericksburg area with her husband of 44 years. They have two adult children and two grandchildren. She is interested in plant-based eating, health, sewing/knitting/crochet, walking/hiking, and family time. She retired on January 3, 2013 after a 34-1/2-year career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where she served as an air traffic controller, a training manager, quality assurance manager, and at FAA HQTRS Terminal Operations in Washington, DC as an airspace manager. She has a B.S. degree in Adult Extension Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Valerie is an active volunteer whose service includes: her church’s board of trustees as a member, vice president and president 2013-2016; service on the Fredericksburg Food Access Forum, and the Community Food Enterprise effort (2016-present); a founding board member of the Fredericksburg Food Co-op (2015-present), including as a member/vice chair and chair of the board of directors; and the Fredericksburg Spinners & Weavers Guild (2008-present).


Rich is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) where he co-teaches a course on Cooperative Business. He is Chair of the Cooperative Development Foundation, a national c (3) organization that supports the creation of cooperatives as a way of positively impacting economic and social problems. Rich worked for cooperatives for 40 years prior to moving to Fredericksburg in 2014 with his wife Linda who is an accomplished artist and retired art teacher. Rich was Senior Vice President at the Cooperative Finance Corporation until retiring from there at the end of 2013, and Legislative Director at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association where he worked for 12 years. He began his coop career in 1974 with the Rural Electrification Administration (now RUS). Rich was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in 2017. Rich is active in volunteer activities and is a founding director of the Fredericksburg Food Cooperative. Rich and Linda have two sons, including Jeremy who is a professor at UMW and David who lives in Philadelphia. They are the proud grandparents of a beautiful 5 year old.