Co-op Staff Contact Information
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Joey Haney started out as a new-born baby in Chicago, Illinois. At the tender age of four, he accompanied his family to Southern Indiana's balmy Ohio River Valley. After an uneventful childhood, and thoroughly typical adolescence, he achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric and Writing from Ball State University (alma mater of David Letterman, Jim "Garfield" Davis, and "Papa" John Schnatter). After living at home for a year after graduation, Joey and Michael "Sandwiches" Nalin decided to move to California. After deciding that Arcata was too cold, San Francisco too expensive, and Redding just not quite right, Joey ended up living in Chico. He is quite sure that he made the right decision.
Over the years, Joey has worked as: a stocker in a children's library, a media researcher, an administrative assistant, an art model, a paralegal, a hod-carrier, a grocery store cashier, a court-runner for a law firm, a test subject for experimental pharmaceuticals, a letter-gatherer for the failed Clean Energy Act, a canvasser for PG&E's CARE program, and a laborer in a window factory, among other things.
Joey spends as much time as possible outdoors. He never ceases to marvel at the natural beauty of Northern California, and has made it a personal goal to see as much of the area as he can. When you see him in the store, please feel free to pull him aside and share new hiking/camping/adventure spots.
Kellan was born on the fall equinox in Marin County and grew up in the town of Sonoma, Acting was a big interest of his growing up and he has always been comfortable on a stage or in front of a camera. He went to college at UC Davis and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science. Before starting work at the Co-op, Kellan had worked as a rock climbing instructor, political organizer, emergency medical dispatcher, and driving instructor. His passions include science, music, technology, and politics.
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Born in Antioch, Ca, Steve McClain grew up in the Bay area, living in San Leandro. In his formative years, Steve joined the Boy Scouts of America and learned survival skills and the importance of community building. His passion for the outdoors stays with him today as he loves hiking and camping and quality coffee. Steve moved to Chico, Ca, in the summer of '07 to pursue higher education.
While attending Butte College, Steve discovered his passion for graphic design and spent the rest of his educational career working towards that end. His first job in the design field was working for Lulus.com, a fashion company. After three years of developing his skills, Steve decided it was time to combine his passion for design with community and food, so he pursued a job with Chico Natural Foods Cooperative. Although the graphic design position wasn't initially available, Steve took on a roll as a produce stocker, moving on to grocery stocker and then taking on the graphic design position once it opened up.
Steve's opportunities and experience have strengthened his passion to design for a better future. As Steve puts it, " At times it can be demanding work, however it puts a smile on my face knowing I am creating a positive experience for our community"