Dan Esko – Interim General Manager & Grocery Manager
With over 20 years experience in the cooperative grocery, retail service, and local food space, Daniel has developed a wide breadth of skills in business management, retail store operations, finances, fundraising, human resources, and business development. He has worked in various positions from entry-level up to senior management for the Kushi Institute Store, Whole Foods Market, Shire City Herbals, and the Berkshire Food Co-op. After serving as Berkshire Co-op’s General Manager from 2016 to 2018, Daniel took on the role of Project Manager shepherding this Southern Berkshire mainstay into a brand new 14,000 square foot store that opened in June of 2019.
Committed to strengthening and growing cooperative enterprise locally and across the country, he has worked with the greater co-op community to support local farmers and food producers, help sister co-op’s improve their retail operations, and build a vibrant local economy based on stakeholder partnership and cooperation. Raised in the hilltown of Becket, MA, he now lives with his wife Sheri and their three children in Dalton, where he enjoys cooking, backyard gardening, spending quality time with his family, and playing music.
Stanly Langston – Kitchen Manager
Food was all around when I was growing up. I decided that if I learned how to cook, I would never go hungry. I got my culinary degree from Johnson and Wales and went on to work at Leslie College, Boston University, and Harvard School of Government. I opened a few restaurants in the Boston area – mostly creative new American cuisine. I also had a side business making BBQ and specialty sauces on the Cape.
I was born and raised in Malden but my three grandkids all live in Western Massachusetts now. I worked as a culinary instructor at Smith Vocational for a few years, and managed the food service compnay at the Academy of Charlemont for six years. The Creamery is an interesting new challenge for me. I care a lot about food quality and see a lot of opportunities here for new ideas. I love to get inventive in the kitchen. For me, cooking is a way of life.
Sandra Segatti – Bookkeeper
I grew up on the Jersey Shore and my husband and I were living in Westchester County, just 5 miles from the Indian Point Nuclear Plant. After raising our two kids we both were ready for a change. For 10 years we took road trips to different rural areas and we were thrilled when we first discovered the Hilltowns. We spent two years searching for property and our realtor would often bring us to the Creamery for lunch. We eventually purchased a small cottage in Middlefield and ate many of our meals at the Creamery while we fixed it up. We absolutely love this place.
Before we moved here, I worked for nine years in accounting at the March of Dimes national headquarters. I went to school for social work, but my first job was in accounting at a Manhattan investment firm. I’ve been in accounting ever since.
When not working I like to garden – we have 12 acres so I am outside a lot, hiking, walking the dog. I also read a lot – I especially like space operas and British mysteries.
Cassie Kendall – Marketing & Member Services
I like to paint rocks.