Ty Gardner
Food Service Support Manager, Community Food Co-op

Ty Gardner is the Food Service Support Manager at the Community Food Co-op in Bozeman Montana.  He works on the Food Service team and oversees support for the commercial kitchen and has direct supervision of over a dozen staff members.  He also oversees the maintenance program and other store operations including the safety program that has become incredibly critical during the Covid-19 pandemic.  In doing this, he developed many of the sanitization and disinfecting protocols that have kept the entire workforce safe and continues to provide leadership and information as issues arise and situations evolve.

Ty graduate from Columbia Southern University with an Associates Degree in Occupational Safety and Health.  He also earned a Human Resource certificate alongside his degree giving him a foundation of personnel handling and the soft skills needed to direct his team in a way that helps to support the entire organization.  Ty’s understanding of workplace safety and the hazards that are present in every workplace fit well into his compassionate and understanding approach to team leadership.

Ty is also an active part of the Verge theater and has been in over a dozen shows since 2013.  He is happily married to his wife, Jennifer.  They live in Bozeman and have a 6-year-old daughter.  The family enjoys most outdoor activities including camping, hiking, biking, climbing, and soon, skiing.  When they aren’t outside, they can be found in the kitchen cooking together.