The Deep Roots Board of Directors

Board Members:

Sheldon Herman (President)

Sheldon is our resident lunatic bicyclist who is often seen cycling about in Greensboro. When not traveling on two wheels, he can also be spotted rowing an authentic gondola from Venice at the Meher Center in South Carolina. He is also rumored to work at the Lotus Center on Lawndale Drive, although there is little proof this is true. Occasionally, he fixes bicycles at the Interactive Resource Center as part of the Changing Gears program. In addition to other unspecified activities in the community, he takes an active interest in cooperatives, particularly this one.

Tia Cromartie (Vice President)

Robyn Musselwhite (Secretary)

Robyn has been an owner of Deep Roots Market since 2001, and as a board member is excited to be a part of the store's new downtown venture. As a psychologist in private practice at Associates for Psychotherapy on Spring Garden Street, she is also happy that both her home and workplace will be practically within walking distance of the new location. Robyn loves organic and local foods, crossword puzzles, hiking with husband Chris, and being Mom to three adult kids and Georgia (the cutest dog ever). Especially treasured is her new role as grandmom to twin grandsons.

Miriam Biber

Miriam is a holistic health coach with Sustainable Health Choices and the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Guilford College. She loves educating people on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, cooking wholesome foods, and finding great trails around Greensboro. Miriam is excited to be a part of the co-op as we move to a bigger store downtown.

Michael Taliercio

Mike was born and raised in the Midwest. He is an attorney with Rossabi, Black, Slaughter P.A. and also serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Face to Face Greensboro. He lives in downtown Greensboro and is very excited about about the new store coming into his neighborhood.

Nick Divitci

Nick, a Greensboro resident since 1968, is a retired businessman and civic activist. With numerous systems certifications in management, production and administrative systems, he enjoys working with area organizations including the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. He wants to help Deep Roots Market sharpen its marketing presence, increase transparency towards and interaction with the co-op's owners, enhance its promotion to students, faculty and staff at local academic institutions, and move towards an online ordering capability.

David Reed

Dave is a community and cooperative organizer at the Fund for Democratic Communities. He is particularly interested in issues of democratic governance, technology development and use, worker-owned cooperatives, and community ownership of resources. His social justice work has included international human rights observing and community organizing, developing collectively-run community centers, and organizing national speaking tours on a variety of issues.

Dave also consults with nonprofits on website and communication development, has two dogs with his partner Mo, and plays the drums. He can often be found drinking coffee amidst the empty cups in his office.

Allan Sharpe

As a native of Greensboro NC, Allen Sharpe graduated from Western Guilford High School before attending Appalachian State University. Allen has worked in the mortgage-banking field with SouthTrust Bank, Wachovia and Wells Fargo. During his banking career he began developing multi-family student apartments around UNCG and A&T Universities. He has redeveloped lower income housing areas and revitalized several communities in Greensboro. His accomplishments include winning a Preservation Greensboro Award in 2007 for the renovation of the Dr. S.P. Sebastian House in East Greensboro. Currently, Allen is employed as the President of Sterling Development Company, a general contracting firm.

Having been exposed to small game hunting with his father at an young age, his love of the outdoors began early. However, his true love of the outdoors came after he meet his wife, Michelle Sharpe. He was introduced to the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation, where he now serves on the Board of Directors and is currently involved with several conservation projects in the state. In addition to wildlife, Allen enjoys other outdoor activities such as running, triathlons and CrossFit with his two sons, Sterling and Hudson.

Owners are welcome to attend board meetings and may speak during a scheduled comment period.

Unless otherwise determined, the Board of Directors meet at 5:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Community Room at Deep Roots Market (600 North Eugene Street). Check the Events link on our Home page or the Events page for the latest meeting date and location.

You may apply for the Board on this page.

We encourage you to contact the Board regarding any issues related to the vision, mission, and overarching goals of Deep Roots Market at boardofdirectors at deeprootsmarket dot com. Outlook users click here.

If you would like to apply to the Board as a Director, visit the application page here.

Specific comments or concerns about in-store operations should be directed to the General Manager or the department in which they occurred.