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.

Debra BoekholderDebra Boekholder
Membership and Event Assistant

Alisha BowerAlisha Bower

Strategic Initiatives Manager

Sarah CarlsonSarah Carlson

Strategic Initiatives Director

Steve CarlsonSteve Carlson

Next Generation Coordinator

Celize ChristyCelize Christy

Swine and Poultry Coordinator

Henry CorbinHenry Corbin

Multimedia Assistant

Meghan Filbert Meghan Filbert

Livestock Program Manager

Laura FrescolnLaura Frescoln

Associate Director

Stefan GailansStefan Gailans

Research and Field Crops Director

Jace HadishJace Hadish

Media Assistant

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Suzi HowkSuzi Howk

Finance and Benefits Director

Tamsyn Jones Tamsyn Jones

Outreach and Publications Coordinator

Liz KolbeLiz Kolbe

Horticulture and Habitat Programs Manager

Shannon KooimaShannon Kooima

Strategic Initiatives Assistant

Sarah Krumm Sarah Krumm

Graphic Design and Multimedia Coordinator

Hayley NelsonHayley Nelson

Research Assistant

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Nick OhdeNick Ohde

Communications and Marketing Director

Greg PadgetGreg Padget

Next Generation Director

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Jorgen RoseJorgen Rose

Habitat and Farm Transfer Coordinator

Chastity SchonhorstChastity Schonhost


Jason TetrickJason Tetrick

Digital Media Coordinator

Sally WorleySally Worley

Executive Director