Jared Hensel

Jared has worked at Seward Co op for over six years, starting as a stocker at the co-op's previous location and working up to his current position as Assistant Grocery Manager. His interest in food and food co-ops was initially inspired in part by his grandfather, who owned a grocery store for decades in northern Minnesota, and by his mother, who shopped at Seward Co-op in the 1970s before moving from the neighborhood to raise Jared and his sisters.

Jared enjoys his work on the board because it allows him to participate in the organization at multiple levels. By serving on the board, he hopes to contribute to the development of the cooperative model and to cooperative values becoming more prominent in the economy.