Staff

Meet Our 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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Staff Directory

 

20231016 KatieAupperle

Katie Aupperle

Conference and Events Coordinator
katie.aupperle(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

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Megan Bark
Senior Cost-Share Administrative Coordinator
megan.bark(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Debra BoekholderDebra Boekholder
Senior Membership and Office Assistant
debra.boekholder(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Alisha BowerAlisha Bower

Senior Operations Director
alisha.bower(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org
Learn more about Alisha

Headshot HeatherBrownHeather Brown

Grants Finance Manager
heather.brown(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org
Learn more about Heather

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Kasey Bunce

Finance Director
kasey.bunce(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

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Rachel Burke

Beginning Farmer Engagement Coordinator
rachel.burke(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Valeria Cano Camacho Headshot 02 06 2023Valeria Cano Camacho

Senior Latino Engagement Coordinator
valeria.cano.camacho(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Sarah CarlsonSarah Carlson

Senior Programs and Member Engagement Director
sarah.carlson(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot SteveCarlsonSteve Carlson

Membership and Office Manager
steve.carlson(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Margaret Chamas Headshot 10 17 2022 small1Margaret Chamas

Livestock Viability Manager
margaret.chamas(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Rebecca ClayRebecca Clay

Field Crops Viability Manager
rebecca.clay(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Rachel Deutmeyer Headshot 05.22.2023

Rachel Deutmeyer

Senior Video Coordinator
rachel.deutmeyer(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot LydiaEnglishLydia English

Senior Field Crops Viability Manager
lydia.english(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot ChelseaFerrieChelsea Ferrie

Field Crops Viability Coordinator
chelsea.ferrie(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

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Stefan Gailans

Senior Research Manager
stefan.gailans(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Natasha Hegmann Headshot 06.20.2023

Natasha Hegmann

Senior Horticulture and Local Foods Coordinator
natasha.hegmann(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Taylor Hintch Headshot 1.7.2022 forWeb 01Taylor Hintch

Senior Field Crops Education Coordinator
taylor.hintch(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

20240408 BriaHoltheBria Holthe

Grants Manager
bria.holthe(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

20240423 NorahHummelNorah Hummel

Field Crops Outreach Coordinator
norah.hummel(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot MorganJenningsMorgan Jennings

Field Crops Viability Coordinator
morgan.jennings(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Amos Johnson Headshot 05 02 2022Amos Johnson

Senior Livestock Education Coordinator
amos.johnson(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot MirandaJohnsonMiranda Johnson

Human Resources Manager
miranda.johnson(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot TamsynJonesTamsyn Jones

Senior Editor and Magazine Coordinator
tamsyn.jones(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot LizKolbeLiz Kolbe

Farmer-Led Education Director
liz.kolbe(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org
Learn more about Liz

20240513 AnnKrauseAnn Krause

Senior Cover Crop Business Coordinator
ann.krause(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot SarahKrummSarah Krumm

Senior Graphic Design and Photography Coordinator
sarah.krumm(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

20240312 SavanahLaurSavanah Laur

Business Viability Manager
savanah.laur(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot EmmaLiddleEmma Liddle

Membership Coordinator
emma.liddle(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Emma Link Headshot 01Emma Link

Senior Research Coordinator
emma.link(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot MarthaMcFarlandMartha McFarland

Senior Farmland Viability Coordinator
martha.mcfarland(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Sophie McGovern Headshot 09.18.2023Sophie McGovern

Marketing Project Coordinator
sophie.mcgovern(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Kyleigh Meyeres Headshot 06.08.23Kyleigh Meyeres

Office Assistant
kyleigh.meyeres(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot VanyaNorthVanya North

Habitat Education Coordinator
vanya.north(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

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Solveig Orngard
Field Crops Education Coordinator
solveig.orngard(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot JenniferReddelJennifer Reddel

Cost-Share Administrative Assistant
jennifer.reddel(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org
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Elizabeth Schnicker

Field Crops Outreach Coordinator
elizabeth.schnicker(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot ChastitySchonhorstChastity Schonhorst

Finance Coordinator
chastity.schonhorst(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot JacquelineVennerSenskeJacqueline Venner Senske

Senior Horticulture Education Coordinator
jacqueline.venner.senske(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org
Learn more about Jacqueline

Elizabeth Wilhelm Headshot 02 07Elizabeth Wilhelm

Media Relations Coordinator
elizabeth.wilhelm(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org
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2Headshot BradWoodsonBrad Woodson

Habitat Viability Manager
brad.woodson(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org
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Sally Worley

Executive Director
sally.worley(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org
Learn more about Sally

Headshot EmilyYaddofEmily Yaddof

Senior Digital Marketing Coordinator
emily.yaddof(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Headshot GraceYi

Grace Yi

Senior Habitat Viability Coordinator
grace.yi(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org
Learn more about Grace

Headshot CarlyZierkeCarly Zierke

Digital Content Coordinator
carly.zierke(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org

Christine Zrostlik Head Shot V2Christine Zrostlik

Marketing and Communications Director
christine.zrostlik(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org