Renate Kopynec, Operations Manager

Renate Kopynec, our Operations Manager, grew up in various towns in the Northeast, including three years on a farm in upstate New York. Her family grew their own food as well as raising goats, chickens and ducks. She joined her first food co-op after college. Renate also served on the Board of the local cooperative nursery school for four years. She joined Wild Oats and became a weekly worker in 1987. Officially joining the staff in 1990, Renate has been at Wild Oats ever since. She has worn many different hats during her 20-year tenure, including Grocery and Wellness Manager, before becoming Wild Oats’ Operations Manager in 2007. Renate can be reached at