WELCOME CHRISTINE SAZAMA
PLACERVILLE FOOD CO-OP GENERAL MANAGER
Well, we are nearly halfway through October. It is the Co-op’s birthday month, and this year we are ten. As most of you know, to help guide us into our new decade, we have brought on Christine Sazama as the Placerville Food Co-op’s new general manager.
We found Christine as a result of a national search, but ironically, she lives right here in Placerville, having arrived in 2020. Although she is relatively new to the foothill area, she is a veteran of Coop management. She started as a central store manager at Harmony Natural Foods Co-op in Bemidji, Minnesota in 2010. During her time in that role, the store nearly doubled in sales. From 2016-2020, she worked as a very successful division manager for Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op, a co-op in St. Paul Minnesota that has three separate locations serving that area. Since 2020, she has worked on the supplier side of things, as the Northern California representative for KeHe, one of the main distributors of natural foods and groceries to stores like the PFC.
We feel very fortunate that Christine will be bringing her experience to the PFC and that she decided to leave distribution behind, get back to the Co-op side of the equation, and join us as our manager. We are excited about the energy and knowledge she is bringing with her to the store. Her first official day is October 11, so if you have an opportunity, stop by the store, say hello, and let her know how happy we are that she has become a member of the PFC family!