As an entrepreneur, Sarah Atkins launched Archovations, Inc. in 1996. This national company is a manufacturer of building products for moisture management in building exteriors and thermal and sound control for building interiors. As a business owner, she has experience overseeing and coordinating the work of company teams including marketing, sales, finance, operations, human resources and product development. Sarah's business is located downtown Hudson and continues to be an active part of Hudson's downtown business growth. Sarah was born and raised in Afton, Minnesota, before moving to Madison where she earned a degree in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin. She and her husband have resided in Hudson since 1995. She is an avid proponent of locally sourced and sustainable practices in construction, consumer products and food. She grew up appreciating organic and "home-grown" food resources with a large family garden at home and an even larger one "up north". Her passion for HGC is founded on, among other things, her belief that co-ops have the unique ability to strengthen the fabric of its community due to their unique ownership structure, democratic foundation and the broad spectrum of possibilities for product and service offerings.