Christine Sexton has been a Board Member for one year and she is the Vice President. Prior to the pandemic, she was working as a freelance Registered Dietitian focusing on nutrition writing and health promotion. Since the pandemic started and regular school was discontinued, she has been lucky enough to be able to focus her energy on her three kids–Zoe, Hazel, and Sylvie and their 9-month old very energetic puppy named Maggie.
She and her husband Andy moved to Iowa in 2004 so that Andy could be part of his family business. They both grew up and went to college in big cities, so when they moved to an acreage in Waterloo it was a big change for them. But they embraced it wholeheartedly and ended up with 40 chickens, some guinea hens, two heritage pigs, a huge garden, and a whole lot of barn cats. After 13 years there, they moved into Cedar Falls in 2019 to surround their kids with more of a community and also a bit more independence.
She enjoys trail running and is very grateful for the awesome network of trails in our area and the people who volunteer to maintain them. She also loves practicing yoga, gardening, exploring new places, and generally just being outside. She just returned from a family canoe-camping trip in the Boundary Waters, which was a fantastic way to end the summer.
She invests her time in the Co-op because she loves our community and thinks this will make it even better and stronger. Having a grocery store that we all own and invest in together, that strengthens our local food system, and that keeps more of our food dollars in our local economy are all really important to her. The member-owned food co-ops that she has visited in other cities always radiate a sense of community pride and uniqueness, and she can’t wait to have one here!