Leadership

Chris Gilbert, General Manager

Chris Gilbert
chris at concordfoodcoop.coop
Chris was born and raised in Massachusetts and moved to New Hampshire in 2014.  Chris brings 27 years of experience in the grocery retail business, and brings strong skills in customer service, merchandising, financial accountability, and supervisory experience. Chris, his wife Silvia, and children, Adam and Ben live in Bow.

 Nick Schneider, Operations Manager

Nick Schneider - Title Pending
nick at concordfoodcoop.coop
Nick was born in Concord, New Hampshire. He graduated from Bishop Brady High School in 1998. Nick has worked at the Concord Food Co-op since 1995. He has had numerous positions at the Concord Co-op, making him amongst our most indispensable employees. The knowledge Nick has in natural foods is extensive.

Peter Deleault, Finance Manager

Pete Deleault
admin at concordfoodcoop.coop
A New Hampshire native and lifelong resident, Peter brings more than 25 years of finance and business experience. He attended St. Anselm’s College in pre-med and later continued his education in finance and business studies at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester while furthering his career at the Bank of NH. Peter started his first business in 1992 here in Concord and, after 15 successful years, sold it in 2007. He continued his education again in 2001 at Hesser College in Manchester in Computer Science and shortly after started a computer repair business on the side. He also started and sold another successful business here in Concord during his 15-year career as a business owner. Peter has been married for 37 years to his wife Therese and together they have two daughters.

Greg Lessard, Director of Development

Greg Lessard
greg at  concordfoodcoop.coop
Since 2012, Greg has been the Concord Food Cooperative’s Director of Development. His current role with the Co-op involves serving as principal liaison for the business’ Community Partners program, outreach and managing the marketing department. In the community he represents the Co-op by serving as a trustee on several nonprofit boards. Greg holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Marketing and Economics & Finance, as well as a Masters in Community Economic Development – all from Southern New Hampshire University. His career began as the New York City office manager with a securities firm located on 30 Wall St. From 1990-2003, Greg was a financial advisor in Naples, Fla. where he also served on three non-profit boards. In 2003 he returned to N.H. as co-owner of the Bike Barn, where he spearheaded public relations marketing efforts. From 2004 to 2012, Greg performed roles with increasing responsibility in Lincoln Financial Group’s compliance department, where he was a key subject matter expert and a primary interface for all of the company’s business units.

Shane Smith, New London Store Manager

Shane Smith
ksm at concordfoodcoop.coop
Shane was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire, and he graduated from Concord Christian School in 1988. He had attended California State University, Fullerton where he studied Anthropology until 1994. Shane went on to work as a counselor for at-risk teens in Orange County, California, and then he continued counseling in Concord, New Hampshire. Shane has worked at the Concord Food Co-op in numerous positions since 1999, including our long-time bulk buyer, growers liaison and perimeter manager, and now holds the position of Store Manager in New London.

Adam Orcutt, Customer Service Manager

Adam Orcutt
adam at concordfoodcoop.coop
A lifelong New Hampshire resident, Adam attended Merrimack Valley High School before enlisting in the Air National Guard in 2010 as an aircraft hydraulic systems specialist on the KC-135 “Stratotanker”. He worked a mixture of part time and full time jobs on base while studying Business Management at NHTI. He started his career at the Co-op in 2012 and has held multiple positions since, including Health & Beauty Clerk and Store Manager of the New London store, before accepting the position of Customer Service Manager in late 2015. Adam currently lives in Penacook with his wife and dog, and enjoys playing guitar in his free time.

Patrick Gale, Produce Manager

Patrick Gale
produce at concordfoodcoop.coop
Patrick is a New Hampshire native who started working with produce in 2008 when he and some friends started a farm and community garden on the seacoast of NH. Now, after working on the production end of produce and getting to know the local farming community, Pat has decided to join us here at the Co-op! When not at the Co-op or spending time with his daughter, Nora, Pat makes his way around New England doing comedy, playing music in the band “Sensitive Men”, and telling stories.

Lexi Cartier, Grocery Manager

Lexi Cartier
grocery at concordfoodcoop.coop
Lexi grew up in New Hampshire before relocating to Colorado to complete her high school education and initial college career at the University of Northern Colorado. Before coming to the Co-op, she explored jobs in banking, lending, and real estate, and was previously a loan analyst before joining the Co-op team in 2014. In addition to being our grocery manager, Lexi is also furthering her education at Southern New Hampshire University. She is studying psychology and hopes to enter a doctoral program soon. Lexi now resides in Manchester where her time is often spent on home improvement projects.

Jacob Maxwell, Bakery Manager

Jacob Maxwell
bakery at concordfoodcoop.coop
Jacob was born in Colorado and has lived all over the country. He earned a culinary arts degree from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver in 2001 and has worked in many kitchens, from French fine dining to an outpost fishing lodge in Alaska. Baking is his specialty and he also makes chocolate bars and truffles out of his home. He has been in New Hampshire since 2009 and is thrilled to be with the Co-op.

  Doris McGurrin; Bulk Food Buyer

Doris McGurrin
Concord Location
bulk at concordfoodcoop.coop
Doris has worked at the Sant Bani School, and was a silver/goldsmith for 12 years in her husband, Tom’s, jewelry business. For several years Doris has painted a project for The Friends Program Auction held in the spring. She has been a vegetarian for about 40 years. She’s held several positions at the Co-op since

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