Meet our dedicated and hard-working staff.

Our staff includes a diverse group of individuals from a range of ag and non-ag backgrounds. Each staff member offers a unique set of talents that complements Practical Farmers’ goals and helps the organization flourish. Our hard-working staff choose to work with us because they believe in Practical Farmers’ mission, care about the success and aspirations of our members, and share in our vision for a future where diverse farms, thriving communities and robust ecosystems support a sustainable working landscape.


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Katie Aupperle

Conference and Events Coordinator

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Megan Bark
Senior Cost-Share Administrative Coordinator

Debra BoekholderDebra Boekholder
Senior Membership and Office Assistant

Alisha BowerAlisha Bower

Headshot HeatherBrownHeather Brown

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Kasey Bunce

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Rachel Burke

Beginning Farmer Engagement Coordinator

Valeria Cano Camacho Headshot 02 06 2023Valeria Cano Camacho

Senior Latino Engagement Coordinator

Sarah CarlsonSarah Carlson

Senior Programs and Member Engagement Director

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Membership and Office Manager

Margaret Chamas Headshot 10 17 2022 small1Margaret Chamas

Livestock Viability Manager

Rebecca ClayRebecca Clay

Senior Field Crops Viability Coordinator

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Rachel Deutmeyer

Senior Video Coordinator

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Senior Field Crops Viability Manager

Headshot ChelseaFerrieChelsea Ferrie

Field Crops Viability Coordinator

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Stefan Gailans

Senior Research Manager

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Natasha Hegmann

Senior Horticulture and Local Foods Coordinator

Taylor Hintch Headshot 1.7.2022 forWeb 01Taylor Hintch

Senior Field Crops Education Coordinator

Headshot MorganJenningsMorgan Jennings

Field Crops Viability Coordinator

Amos Johnson Headshot 05 02 2022 Amos Johnson

Senior Livestock Education Coordinator

Headshot MirandaJohnsonMiranda Johnson

Human Resources Manager

Tamsyn Jones Tamsyn Jones

Senior Editor and Magazine Coordinator

Kayla Koether Headshot 03.03.2022 02Kayla Koether

Senior Farm Viability Manager

Headshot LizKolbeLiz Kolbe

Farmer-Led Education Director

Headshot SarahKrummSarah Krumm

Senior Graphic Design and Photography Coordinator

Headshot EmmaLiddleEmma Liddle

Membership Coordinator

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Senior Research Coordinator

Josh McCunn Headshot 06.15.23Joshua McCunn

Graphic Design and Photography Intern

Headshot MarthaMcFarlandMartha McFarland

Senior Farmland Viability Coordinator

Sophie McGovern Headshot 09.18.2023Sophie McGovern

Marketing Project Coordinator

Kyleigh Meyeres Headshot 06.08.23Kyleigh Meyeres

Office Assistant

Headshot VanyaNorthVanya North

Habitat Education Coordinator

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Solveig Orngard

Headshot JenniferReddelJennifer Reddel

Cost-Share Administrative Assistant

Lara Schenck Headshot 3.3.2021Lara Schenck

Headshot ChastitySchonhorstChastity Schonhorst

Headshot JacquelineVennerSenskeJacqueline Venner Senske

Elizabeth Wilhelm Headshot 02 07Elizabeth Wilhelm

Media Relations Coordinator

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Habitat Viability Manager

Emily Yaddof Headshot 02 13Emily Yaddof

Senior Digital Marketing Coordinator

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Grace Yi

Senior Habitat Viability Coordinator
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Digital Content Coordinator

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Marketing and Communications Director