Chris has been a member of Skagit Gleaners for more than ten years. During that time, she has worked as a driver, Thursday shop manager, and currently picks up the Panera Bread donation every Saturday night along with her husband, Dennis. They refer to it as their “date night”. But her primary responsibility is keeping the grocery shelves, aka “The Wall”, stocked plus general management of warehouse operations.
Chris earned a BA degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she met her husband. After college her focus was on raising her family and serving as an Army wife for 21 years. After her kids were raised, she worked for the Army helping to manage government furnishings operations in Mannheim, Germany. Later, she managed the accounts receivable for an advertising company, was the primary pricer for Bargains Galore Thrift Store and then managed the thrift store for two years.
When “off duty” Chris enjoys raising her chickens and hopes this year to really get her garden going. She is also an accomplished canner.
Chris is an enthusiastic gleaner, often recruiting others to try out a membership. She recognizes the tremendous economic value of Skagit Gleaners. She and her husband often will sit down for a meal and survey what before them is from Gleaners-usually about 90%. She rarely goes to a supermarket these days. Chris also appreciates that less food goes to waste because of organizations such as Skagit Gleaners and she likes the concept of members working in exchange for the benefits.