Skip to content
~ PHASE I BETA ~ Fundraiser Items Only ~
~ PHASE I BETA ~ Fundraiser Items Only ~

Who We Are

We are a member-run organization, operating fluidly as a Sociocracy with outside advisors.

Our interim Board of Directors is outlined in our Bylaws and the first elections are scheduled for January 2024. Read more in our blog post in Bylaws & Board

Join us | Become a member today and help build our co-op marketplace!

Meet Our Leadership Team

Aggie (she/they) | Blog Team Lead 

Aggie is a queer writer, producer, and artist from Arizona. She loves art of all kinds and is exploring as many mediums as she can get her hands on. She spends most of her time writing and sculpting. She hopes to open a shop soon.

Alyssa (she/her) | Service Team Lead 

Alyssa is a paper and fiber artist who has been waiting for the right cooperative for 20 years. Passionate about direct action that brings power to the people, she is also a lifelong creative, producing an abundance of collage and assemblage pieces, expanding to embroidery, rug braiding, macrame and jewelry in recent years. Alyssa lives outside of Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, two boys, mom and cat.

Elizabeth (she/her) | Interim Board Director & Grassroots Team Lead 

Elizabeth (“Lizzy”) is a jack of all trades, master of none at crafting and in life, picking up skills here and there following her neurodivergent brain. She is currently focused on fiber arts; specifically crochet, knitting, and embroidery. She and her husband opened their store in February of 2023 but she has been selling off and on since 2010. You can find her current wares at DragonTree Emporium with more items being added in seasonally. 

Erin (she/her) | Interim Board Director - Secretary & People Team Lead 

Erin (she/her) found her niche as a full-time potter, of Stella NC Works after 22 years in personnel roles in the US Army and as a third-party corporate recruiter / small business owner. She finds satisfaction in her extremely hands-on process, endless experimental possibilities where science and art intersect, and exploration of natural and human values in her work.

Mandy (she/her) | Visual Design Team Lead Mandy is a creative human, illustrator, novice concertina player, tinkerer and maker of all sorts. Her illustrations and what-not can be found on her site and SUBS account.

Olga (she/her) | Interim Board Director - President & Data Team Lead 

Olga is a data nerd studying worker cooperatives by day and a hatmaker by night! She loves sewing almost anything but specializes in 5 and 6 panel hats in her shop, Bean Bros Handmade.

Robin (she/her) | Marketing Team lead

Robin is a maker based in Oakland, CA. By day, Robin leads a mid-size tech startup. Beneath the zoom screen, she knits. And in her free time, she dabbles in painting and ceramics. She plans to open a shop in the summer 2023. Find her on LinkedIn.

Thera (she/her) | Interim Board Director, Social Media, Tech, Security & Visual Design Team Lead 

Miss Thera is an Educator, Artist and Playwright as well as a passionate neurodiversity advocate. Her shop Atypically Artistic is her safe place to express herself freely without the confines of neurotypical expectations. She is also a Marketing and Communications Director and Consultant and loves the creativity that goes into communicating beyond words. She has worked with multiple non-profits over the past decade as an administrator and board director and is thrilled to be bringing her experience and knowledge to the team.

Valerie (she/her) | Interim Board Director - Treasurer, Business & Governance, Tech, Blog, Communication Team Lead

Valerie has over 20 years professional experience as a non-profit director, event planner, project manager for multi-million dollar renewable energy projects, and most importantly, 14 years running an artisan business as one-half of the husband-and-wife leathercrafting business, Walnut Studiolo. She is also a freelance writer. Find her on Medium or LinkedIn.


Danny Spitzberg | Exit to Community Collective (he/him). 

Danny leads user experience research for a cooperative economy. He has been lead researcher at ownership conversion collective Exit to Community, staffing co-op Turning Basin Labs, and digital services co-op CoLab. Find him on TwitterLinkedIn, and Medium.

Greg Brodsky and the Entire Team at 

As a member of the Spring 2023 Accelerator funded by the AARP Foundation, we are grateful for the advice, mentorship, and resources of and the nine other cooperatives in our accelerator cohort.

Rachel M Walls | Trunk of My Car (she/her) 

Founder – Trunk of My Car Cooperative; Maryland licensed attorney; MFA student at Pacific University; Writer; Nature Whisperer; a Soul Whose Intentions are Good…

Shavon Prophet | ICA Group (she/her) 

Shavon is the Program Director for MassCEO and an Employee Ownership Advocate at ICA Group, the oldest US national organization dedicated to the development of worker cooperatives. Find her on LinkedIn and the ICA Group.

USFWC Co-op Clinic

As a start-up member of the US Federation of Worker Co-ops and a participant in the Co-op Clinic funded by the USDA, we are grateful for the advice, mentorship, and resources of the clinic’s advisors.