Farm Store Staff
Dana Wagner ~ Director of Retail Operations
Dana has more than 22 years’ experience in the retail natural foods sector, most of which has been during her tenure at Hawthorne Valley Farm Store. Her experience doesn’t start there, though. Good food and agriculture runs in her blood. Dana grew up on a family farm where she learned the ropes from her father, a professor of agriculture at Central Missouri State University. After college, Dana moved to Greenwich, CT and worked for 10 years as a corporate travel coordinator for United Parcel Service Corporate Headquarters.
Dana’s retail marketing degree from CMSU served her well when in 1993, she moved to the area to allow her two small children the opportunity to attend Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School. Since becoming store manager in 2010, Dana has played a pivotal role in growing Farm Store sales at 8% annually from 2010-2015. In 2015, Dana was promoted to Director of Retail Operations, overseeing both the growing retail store and the long-standing green market outlets.
Jeremy Laurange ~ Store Manager
Jeremy has been working at the Farm Store for nearly 14 years. He started as a granola baker while studying art at Columbia Greene Community College before taking on a full time position as POS Administrator. After taking on various management roles within the Store, Jeremy was promoted to Store Manager in the Fall of ‘15. Jeremy is a life-long Columbia County resident and currently lives in Chatham with his wife. In his spare time, he likes to take on creative endeavors and explore all the biking and hiking trails in the area.
Chandra Strompf ~ Operations Manager
Ryan O’Dowd ~ Front End Manager
Ryan has been an avid farmer since the early-90’s and co-owns Flower and Heart Farm with his wife Amelia. He studied community development and social change in college and lived and worked on a farm in Olympia, Washington. He is a minister at the Universal Life Church and a volunteer firefighter in his local community.
Tommy Carlucci ~ Chef, Kitchen Manager
Tommy grew up in a lower Manhattan luncheonette and has been cooking all of his life. He sold his 18-year old catering company in October 2010 to join the team at Hawthorne Valley where he follows his father’s style and enjoys working with people who act like family. He studies and teaches Tae Kwon Do.
Tristan O’Neill ~ Head Grocery Buyer
Bonnie Bell ~ Wellness Buyer, Non-foods Buyer
Bonnie first came to work at Hawthorne Valley as the School receptionist in 1998. She then served as a Kindergarten Assistant for many years. Bonnie left to pursue other interests, returning in 2008 to manage the Wellness department at the Farm Store. When not at the Store, Bonnie can be found following her passion for everything herbal. She is the owner of an herbal wellness company called Herban Chick, conceived in 1999.
Daniel Minogue ~ Perishables Buyer
Danny comes to the Farm Store from Pennsylvania where he attended K-12 at the Kimberton Waldorf School. After graduating with an Honors BA in Philosophy from Ithaca College, he moved to Hudson to begin his career with the Association and work on launching his craft Nano Brewery and Malthouse.
Caera Vo ~ Produce Buyer
Janet Rosekrans ~ Book Buyer, Magazine Buyer
Jamie Boyle ~ Floor Manager
Nabal Camacho ~ Floor Manager
Elizabeth Decker ~ Floor Manager
Marie Mrozinski ~ Floor Manager
Hope Skoda ~ Floor Manager
Neil Springer ~ Floor Manager
Grace Thalasinos ~ Floor Manager