Heidi Demars

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BisMan Community Food Co-op

Heidi Demars is a multi-passionate community builder who resides in Bismarck, ND. She is a 2013 Bush Leadership Fellow, Co-op Developer, and Certified Non-Profit Professional. She thrives on creating connections and working with others to improve the quality of life in the Bismarck-Mandan community and beyond. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from UND in Interdisciplinary Studies with a track in Ecology and Health, and a minor in Nonprofit Leadership. She cares deeply about North Dakota and continuing to make this a great place to live, work, and play.

She is a founder of the BisMan Community Food Co-op which is a consumer-owned cooperative with over 2,700 member-owners. The co-op is opened its doors in May 2016 and offers a wide variety of fresh, organic, and local foods. She has raised over 1.5 million dollars for Sustainable Ag projects over the past 4 years. She served as the Outreach and Communications Coordinator for the food co-op where she spearheaded the rapid member growth and fundraising efforts. Heidi now serves as an independent co-op and fundraising consultant and teaches Yoga and Mindfulness to children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, biking, and loves a good ND sunset.


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