Meet your board!
Sue Guyett - PGFC Chair
The local emphasis of the Pullman Good Food Co-op aligns with Sue Guyett’s passion for superior flavor in the produce she buys. Fruits and vegetables should taste good in their raw form. Our local farmers can offer our community the best tasting produce because it can be harvested at peak ripeness.
Sue Guyett is an entrepreneur at heart and believes in giving back to the community in which she lives. Over the years, Sue has launched several successful programs and events for nonprofits, returned to school as a non-traditional student, earned a degree in Business and worked for the Washington State Auditors Office. Currently, she is semi-retired and has returned to the basics, with a passion for food and shelter. She is an avid backyard farmer and enjoys designing and remodeling homes with her husband. She loves traveling, exploring the outdoors and, most of all, playing with her grown children and young grandchildren.
Allison Fisher - PGFC Vice-Chair
Allison is originally from Tucson, Arizona. Allison grew up with the Food Conspiracy Food Co-op located on 4th Avenue in Tucson, which is a long-standing food cooperative that opened in 1971. Allison moved to Spokane, WA in 2010 to attend Gonzaga University and graduated with a dual-degree in Mathematics and Biochemistry. During her time at Gonzaga, Allison was a member of the Main Street food cooperative in Downtown Spokane. After graduating from Gonzaga, Allison moved to Pullman, WA to work on her PhD in applied mathematics. During her first two years a graduate student, Allison worked as a staff assistant for the WSU Office of the President and was tasked with forming the Downtown Pullman Association.
While in Pullman, Allison frequented the Moscow Food Cooperative. However, there always seemed to be a gap in Pullman’s community because the town lacked their own food cooperative. After seeing over the years from Tucson to Spokane to Moscow, how beneficial a food cooperative is for a community Allison became impassioned to start a food cooperative for Pullman. Allison now sits on the board of directors and is quite excited to work towards a better future for Pullman!
Willow Falcon – PGFC Secretary
Willow Falcon has been a resident of the Palouse for 16 years. She lives in Pullman with her husband two children and two dogs. She came to the area to study Soil Science at the University of Idaho. She is a local business owner dedicated to the community as a volunteer with several organizations. She has served as a member of the Moscow Renaissance Fair, the Whitman County Landlord-Tenant Association, and the Downtown Pullman Association. Falcon uses her hands-on business experience and understanding of the community to help steer the Pullman Good Food Co-op into a viable business entity that shares success directly with its members.
Kathleen Ryan - PGFC Board Member
As part of the Pullman Good Food Co-op Kathleen is enthusiastic about the future of our local small-agriculture. Kathleen has lived in Pullman for 16 years, and has called Alaska, Arizona, Australia, France, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New York, and Washington state home. She has been a working member of food co-ops in Minnesota and Idaho, previously serving as Sustainable Practices Coordinator and on the Board of Directors.
Kathleen has worked in the building industry for 40 years including as an energy consultant, roofer, painter, insulator and now as an interior designer. Her current work is in commercial and residential design with a focus on sustainable practices, and human-centered design.Kathleen is on the Steering Committee for the Pullman Depot Heritage Center, the Pullman 2040 Wayfinding group, and volunteers with Palouse Habitat for Humanity and other rural community design projects in the Pacific Northwest. Her immediate family includes a geochemist, commercial fishermen, and an art curator.
Destiny Sternod -PGFC Board Member
Originally from the small town of Orting, WA Destiny moved to Pullman with her husband in 2011 to attend Washington State University. Destiny graduated in 2015 with her bachelor’s in biology with a focus on pre-med studies in hopes of attending medical school in her future. Upongraduating she began working at the Moscow Food Co-op, managing Sanctuary Yoga, while planning to start her own business which would soon lead to the creation of Main Street Squeeze Juice & Smoothie. Destiny is also a part of the Downtown Association and Pullman Young Professionals. Through opening Main Street Squeeze she began to learn more about our local food system where she realized the need to make healthy food more accessible in Whitman County. It is with her leadership experience and desire to bring more fresh foods to the Palouse that she has helped to get the Pullman Good Food Co-op off the ground.
Ashley Vaughan - PGFC Board Member
Originally from northeast Tennessee, Ashley Vaughan made her way over to the Palouse in 2012 to study landscape architecture and horticulture at WSU. Her love of the local food systems was sparked by a professor who encouraged landscapes to be both aesthetic and edible. Her passion only grew when she served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA, where she collaborated with community members to help fight food insecurity and provide more fresh produce to those in need. Now at the Community Action Center, she manages the food bank and food rescue program, co-manages the commercial kitchen, and teaches nutrition education. She has a passion for food waste recovery and collaborating with community members on their dietary needs. When not on the job, she enjoys spending time and going on adventures with her husband, Andrew, and cat, Zoie.
Nathan Weller - PGFC Board Member
Nathan attended Washington State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Bioregional Planning and Community Design from the University of Idaho. He has had the opportunity to work in research farms and genetics labs in Netherlands and Washington for the USDA. He also worked at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and later at NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. Shortly after he was retained as a consultant for aerospace technology, satellite instrumentation and environmental science. He is an avid entrepreneur and believes in collaboration to succeed. He formed a recreational business, Guerrilla Paintball at 25 and now also runs a coffee/tea business, CoTea. He also runs Weller Consulting which focuses on areas from science and technology, policy research, marijuana impairment research, political advising, entrepreneur development, marketing and outreach. Nathan was elected to serve on Pullman City Council in 2008 and continues to serve the city along with several local and regional boards
ranging in focus from urban agriculture, economic development, poverty, entrepreneurship, science, technology, transportation and education.