Dale Woodbeck

General Manager

Lakewinds Food Co-op

Dale Woodbeck, Lakewinds General Manager since 2010, has been an owner and shopper at Lakewinds since the ‘90s and also served on the Board of Directors between 2005 and 2010.  Before working at the co-op, Dale started a manufacturing business that grew into an 80-employee company in McLeod County, Minnesota.  As part of developing the culture of that business, he used many of the Open Book Management principles from Jack Stack’s book, The Great Game of Business.

Dale currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sustainable Farming Association of MN (SFA) and is active in SFA’s Crow River Chapter. He is the past Board Chair of the Minnesota Institute of Sustainable Agriculture and also served two terms as an elected member of the Board of Commissioners at Three Rivers Park District in suburban Minneapolis.