Margaret Horak

Margaret was invited to join the MVFM in 2009, after mentioning to Barbara Kehoe (who was the cooking demonstrator for the Market at that time) that she was featured on KCTS Cooks, for her Farmers Market Frittata recipe. Here’s a link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irhjjbiQiRM.

She joined the Market board shortly after that, working with the Board for 5 years. She took a year off, giving her just enough time to win the MVFM poster contest for 2015. https://www.goskagit.com/all_access/artists-help-launch-farmers-market-season/article_b008a6c9-fa44-51f8-ba48-37e9bc487cbf.html

Margaret brings to the board the experience of being the owner of a small business, The Evergreen Group, LLC. She ran her business with contractor employees (up to 20) working on projects for corporations around the area. Microsoft was the company she and her contract employees worked with for over 18 years. She still has a relationship with Microsoft as a vendor.

Her area of expertise is as a technical trainer/instructional designer (you can ask her with an instructional designer is, when you see her). She has a fondness for teaching people how to do complex things, in a simple straightforward manner. She was a corporate trainer for 5 years, before working with Microsoft.

Before her time as a trainer/instructional designer, Margaret was a very successful outside sales rep for the telephone company (Contel/GTE) for 7 years. Her clients were located in Whatcom county, and Republic and Tonasket, WA, and around Ruidoso, NM. She traveled around the area, both here and in NM, to get to know her business clients, such as Intalco, Arco Oil Refinery, Semiahmoo Hotel/Resort, Ferndale School District, and many more. She was, again, happiest when she could explain the technology she sold to her clients, in a simple, easy-to-understand way.

She is now semi-retired, and enjoying travel with her husband, Ray and of course, her painting.