Employee Profile: Emma & Valarie

We take care of our employees, who in turn, take such great care of you! At MVM, we believe in supporting our staff to enable them to live fuller, enriched lives. Our first priority is to pay our staff livable wages, which stimulates our economy and provides a higher quality of life. We believe there are many perks to being a Co-op employee, and aim to keep our staff happy and healthy! We offer paid time off, rewards for biking to work, a free monthly beverage & massage, as well as professional development in various store departments. This is one of the ways that we will show our LOVE for our hard-working and highly appreciated employees; by getting to know them!

Name: Emma "el dilemma" Henderson
How long have you been employed here? Since April 2014
Favorite thing about being a Co-op employee? Working with my co-workers and meeting new customers
Favorite department? Wellness, but I also enjoy creating signage for MVM
Before you were hired, what was appealing about working here? The ability to become more aware of my own nutritional habits
Favorite Co-op product/item? RJ's Black Licorice
What is your food personality? Extremely passionate about humanely raised meat. I enjoy any bread product too! Nom Nom!
Fun Fact: I used to own a Tattoo shop (she’s long since retired her tattoo gun)

Name: Valarie Cozart
How long have you been employed here: Since July 2013
Favorite thing about being a Co-op employee? Open book management style, having an understanding of the goings on at the store, as well as being able to offer my opinion
Favorite department? Would love to work in Produce because of my complete and utter love of vegetables
Before you were hired, what was appealing about working here? Felt as if my morals were compromised at my previous job, and after discussing with management, I decided it would be a good fit here for me
Favorite Co-op product/item? Local produce!
What is your food personality? Anything that is colorful: primarily vegan whole foods
Fun Fact: In college, I organized an all-male beauty pageant to support breast cancer awareness