Marcie Hornick, President of The Board
President Hornick first came to Littleton in 1988 from Meredith to open a restaurant. She fell in love with the community and, after finishing law school, decided to stick around. Marcie is the Managing Attorney of the Littleton office of the New Hampshire Public Defender — covering the areas of northern Grafton County and all of Coos County (the northernmost county in New Hampshire), she’s served as a Littleton Library Trustee, and is a member of the Littleton Conservation Commission. Marcie loves fresh, locally grown food and has a very real appreciation for knowing where one’s food comes from, who raised it, and how so. She feels a particular affinity for the community aspect of the Co-op. When she’s not working, she loves to (among other things) play tennis, hike, bike, laugh, go to the Library, and walk her dogs.
Alyssa Sherburn, Vice President
Vice President Sherburn is a native of Franconia, New Hampshire. The Sherburns have owned and operated Pinestead Farm (RTE 116, Franconia) for the past 191 years (with Alyssa being the seventh generation of the family to farm Pinestead). She has been working as a hands-on vegetable farmer for more than a decade and has recently expanded her operation to include beef, small animal proteins and value added products. Alyssa has been a produce vendor with the Littleton Food Co-op for the better part of the past decade, all the while actively attending meetings and conferences about many issues and challenges pertaining to small-scale farming including season extension, marketing and holistic farm management.
Luther Kinney, Treasurer
Luther was born and raised on a fourth-generation dairy farm in Northern Vermont. He’s currently the Director of Property Management at AHEAD (Affordable Housing, Education & Development). Prior to joining AHEAD, Luther and his wife Zora, owned and operated Ski Hearth Farm in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, where they raised organic produce for more than a decade. Luther is intensely involved in the community — he’s served on the Lafayette Elementary School Board, Pemi Valley Search and Rescue, and the University of New Hampshire Advisory Council for Grafton County.
Tom Southworth, Secretary
Tom hails to us all the way from Washington, DC. He attended Grade School in Virginia, High School in Pennsylvania, College in New York, and Graduate School in Boston. In ’74, (following an Army Enlistment and a half-decade of office work in Philly,) he bought an old hydro-powered sawmill in Lancaster, NH. Tom and his wife, Nancy, set roots down and raised their two sons — Ben and McGowan. Over a number of years, the sawmill slowly transitioned into construction company with a specialization in timber frame structures and an emphasis on energy efficiency. Tom was an instrumental part of our 2017 expansion project where he ensured that the expanded building would be as energy-efficient as possible. (Be sure to ask him about the new solar panels!)
Dr. Charlie Wolcott, Director
Doctor Wolcott grew up in a large family on the western side of Mt. Mansfield in Underhill Center, VT. Since a young age he’s loved being outdoors, especially hiking and skiing in the mountains. After graduating from Williams College and the University of Vermont Medical School, an internship in Minneapolis, MN, and time spent working in French West Africa as a physician in the Peace Corps; Charlie finally settled in Sugar Hill, NH with his wife, Paula. Together, they had two sons (who’ve sought out even bigger Mountains to play on in Colorado and Montana). He practiced medicine in the Littleton/Franconia area for four decades before retiring in 2015. During his years in practice, Charlie “witnessed a destructive culture change in this country that has injured our health […].” As a member of the Board, Charlie is focused on working toward making healthy food choices as numerous, easy, affordable, and local as possible.
Laura Walls, Director
Laura works double-duty — she’s our Assistant Grocery Manager as well as a Board Member. Laura’s got more than two decades of retail experience, including banking and cooperate management. Laura started at the coop as a part-time grocery clerk, then became the full time dairy clerk, and finally landed in the Grocery Department as Assistant Manager where she also heads the Dairy and Frozen Departments. Laura, her husband and two children homestead on their small farm in Bethlehem. When not at work, she enjoys anything having to do with spending time outdoors, and her family.
Angela Figallo-McShane, Director
Angela is an educator with eight years of experience in the field of Physical Education, currently teaching at Profile High School in Franconia, NH. She’s served as the Director of the North Country Soccer Camp for the past half-decade. Angela’s also served on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. She’s also currently serving on the Board for Friends of Profile Trails.
Deb Rosetti-Sullivan, Director
Deb’s spent a lifetime in the culinary industry, from family grocery stores to eateries. She’s a semi-retired Certified Executive Chef — or as she puts it, “I still have one foot through the kitchen door. I’ve earned my scars from burns and cuts, but I continue to carry on my love affair with food.” Over the past thirty years (and through four states) Deb’s owned and operated her own restaurants, cafes, catering businesses, and a specialty shop. She’s worked as a food coordinator, catered film sets, and was the first and only woman executive chef for the Appalachian Mountain Club. While living in Florida in the early 1990s, Deb became involved, as an instructor, with the drowning prevention initiative “Infant Swimming Resource.” Their mission statement, “not one more child drowns,” is something that Deb felt she had to be part of. Over the years Deb’s stayed active in the culinary arts where she’s continued to teach food safety and general cooking classes for adults and children. An avid writer, Deb’s written for food blogs and has even published a cookbook. In her spare time, Deb enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, and fronting her band — The Barnyard Incident.
Wayne Ruggles, Director
Wayne is a retired business owner who’s formerly owned and operated his own supermarket and an oil company. He’s served as the President of the Board of Directors at Littleton Regional Healthcare (formerly Littleton Regional Hospital). Wayne’s also served for seven years as Chairman of the Board at Associated Grocers of New England (one of the Co-op’s main suppliers and a cooperative).
Board Meeting Minutes