Rusty Foszcz - President (2018-2021)
Because he LOVES to eat, Rusty Foszcz is interested in getting local food from the fields to the table quickly and organically. What’s important is to do this in a cost-effective way that makes prices competitive with larger chain grocery stores. McHenry County is rich with local farmers raising foods without pesticides – safe, organic, and delicious. Restaurants like Duke’s Ale House in Crystal Lake are already serving these foods – Rusty believes we need to offer them to everyone in a Food Shed Coop grocery store!
Foszcz is a retired Information Technology consultant that taught Computer Information Systems classes at McHenry County College for many years. During that time he also worked extensively with several non-profit organizations in McHenry County. He noticed that most (if any) had access to quality technical support. After a leave of absence at MCC, he decided to open his own network consulting firm that catered exclusively to non-profit organizations – offering them consistent, quality, and most importantly, affordable technical and network support. Charging clients on a sliding-scale (depending on their budget size) gave the NPOs access to valuable technical expertise at a price the organization could easily afford.
After training and mentoring a younger consultant to take over his business, he retired in December, 2016. He now spends his time volunteering with non-profits both in active and board member roles.