We’re a group of good friends, some of us related to each other, all of us excited to be a part of Co-op 108 and we come together to form a creative, sustainable co-operative business.
Our company meetings are always a good time, and working together is a big part of what makes this venture so fun and rewarding. Each of us brings something different and special to the Co-op. We all share a commitment to a democratic workplace where the people who actually do the work get an equal vote in what happens to the profits, as well as being equal partners in creating the business and work environment. Our commitment to remaining co-operative and never selling out to a large corporation makes us stand out in the natural products field.
Mira currently splits her time between practicing Tibetan medicine and bodywork (www.miraweil.com) and creating products and visioning at co-op 108. A lover of nature, plants, and cooking, she holds fast to the idea that everything is medicine, and that the most simple thing can bring great healing. Her favorite thing to do on a sunday morning is to have a leisurely cup of tea (or two) on the porch and cook a slow delicious meal with her honey. She uses her thorough understanding of the cosmetic and medical use of botanicals and oils in both western and eastern traditions to whip up nearly all of our fine products.
Erica has four kids and many, many chickens. She has pretty much outbred everyone else in the co-op. Her laissez faire parenting style enables her to do more work than the rest of us combined. Her inexhaustible creative energy and skill with computers and adobe illustrator make her the source for most of the beautiful design work on our products. Erica’s ready sense of humor always provides laughs at our meetings. When not busy cooperating (or chasing children or chickens) she indulges her passions for lip gloss and shoes.
Anasuya practices Tibetan medicine and bodywork, and often spends a very early hour studying her Tibetan books. Anasuya is a seasoned traveler who knows how to go with the flow and enjoy the moment. She loves plants and growing them, and her best friends are her husband, four children, and four grandchildren. She can whip up a mean lemon drop. Her home is warm and welcoming, and home to many of her friends as well. A lifelong devotee to meditation practice, Anasuya has extensive knowledge of natural cosmetics and aromatherapy and has been a driving force behind Co-Op One Oh eight.
Angie has extensive professional and personal experience in the market for natural health and beauty aid products, and brings her creative style to the co-op. She is so funny, its impossible to spend more than 20 minutes with her without laughing. Angie makes a lot of her own clothing, loves to cook, dance, and play with her adorable son.
Rebekah is a big co-op nerd. Her passion and dedication to co-operative workplaces and women-owned businesses led her to Co-op 108, where she shares her enthusiasm for marketing, creative energy, and clear positive thinking. She is also a worker/owner of Valley Green Feast Collective, a local food delivery service, and continues to work for them as a marketer. She is a representative to the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives (VAWC) and sits on the board of the Co-operative Fund of New England. Rebekah melts at the knees for olives, cooks with love, has been dancing and losing herself to music since she could walk, and stops to take pictures of beautiful things in the world that people might miss.