Kay Pedretti has lived in Goodview and worked at Winona State University for 20 years. When she is not working with bacteria, molds, viruses, parasites, etc. in the Biology Department at WSU, she enjoys the outdoors, especially playing in the dirt. Kay and her husband are hiking every State Park in Minnesota as training for climbing almost every state high point. When not outdoors, Kay enjoys reading and catching up with her kids and other family members
Jenn Baechle has been an Owner of Bluff Country Co-op since 2011 when she returned from her Peace Corps Volunteer experience and started working at BCC. Currently she is serving as the Vice President of the Board. Jenn is trained as an English as a Second Language instructor, but has taken the last two years off to spend time with her daughter Magnolia and husband Dan. She enjoys baking, cross-stitching, reading, and is trying her hand at gardening.
I moved to Winona for College in 2011, and have never looked back. The Co-op has been a regular stop each time my family would come to visit, with my parents being regular shoppers back in the 80s, and I have wanted to make it a larger part of my life ever since. Joining the board seemed like the best way to make that happen and get involved. I currently work in finance, and when not working I spend my free-time cooking and crafting- mostly sewing and crochet- as well as spending time with my dog!
Dr. Ann Lichliter is on her 6th year of serving as a board member for the Bluff Country Co-op. She teaches at Western Technical College in the Human Services Associate program. Ann has a master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in educational leadership. She has worked as a social worker for over 25 years with children and adults.As a social worker, she has witnessed the impact of food insecurity on communities. She joined the board to help ensure that everyone has access to healthy local foods. Ann enjoys painting, reading, kayaking, camping and traveling. She is married and has two cats.