Joel Brock

Joel Brock

Joel Brock

Consulting Technologist

Portland, OR

Areas of Expertise:

  • Virtual Event production, strategies, planning, and execution
  • Powerpoint slidedeck artistry
  • Video editing and production
  • Digital media publishing

In the age of COVID community means something different, creating and nurturing your own cooperative community can be challenging, but not impossible.  I can assist with this transition by working with you to create exciting and engaging community-building events.  Virtually!


Focused on the intersection of people, technology, and design, I will help plan and execute dynamic, interesting, and FUN large-scale community gatherings and events such as Annual Meetings.


Working together we can help make the most of a challenging time by pulling off the best online events and meeting together as possible!

— Joel Brock


20+ years in natural foods, retail grocery, alternative health and cooperatives

Retail experience includes store management, buyer, asst. department manager and clerk/stocker positions for Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, and various independent/cooperative grocers

15+ years working extensively with retail technology and Point Of Sale solutions

Project management, installation, training, and support of CORE-POS, a custom-built, open source POS software for co-op.  Have successfully delivered over a dozen project to retailers throughout the US and CAN.  Co-Founder of the Tech Support Cooperative.

20+ years professional media + graphics production and publishing

Undergraduate degree in Media Arts & Design.  Extensive experience with digital publishing for the web including video editing and motion graphics.

5 years event management and production

Fluent on the Zoom meeting and Webinar platform as well as broadcast technology for online streaming.  Successfully executed hundreds of events, both in-person and virtual.



“Joel was the perfect person for this job. Joel brought thorough plans, as well as well thought out time lines and contingencies. He was a keen listener to our needs and adapted to meet those needs as the project progressed. He was always willing to listen to a new problem and work towards a creative solution for it.”

Matthaus Littekin - IT Manager, Alberta Co-op Grocery

“I have been witness to Joel’s enthusiasm for accomplishing what seems impossible and his unflappable optimism even under pressure. His desire to think outside the box has delivered successful projects under his care”

Chris Von Rabenau - IT Director, NCGA

Joel is the manifestation of balance; the balance between technology and humanity, between health and sustainability, between fun and professionalism.

Justin Bolognino, CEO, The META Agency

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