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.

Andy Ball Headshot 06 07 2022Andy Ball

Finance Director

Debra BoekholderDebra Boekholder
Membership and Office Assistant

Alisha BowerAlisha Bower

Senior Operations Director

Sarah CarlsonSarah Carlson

Senior Programs and Member Engagement Director

Steve CarlsonSteve Carlson

Membership and Office Manager

Rebecca ClayRebecca Clay

Field Crops Viability Coordinator

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Field Crops Viability Manager

Stefan GailansStefan Gailans

Senior Research Manager

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Taylor Hintch Headshot 1.7.2022 forWeb 01Taylor Hintch

Field Crops Education Coordinator

Amos Johnson Headshot 05 02 2022 Amos Johnson

Livestock Education Coordinator

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Tamsyn Jones Tamsyn Jones

Editor and Outreach Coordinator

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Kayla Koether Headshot 03.03.2022 02Kayla Koether

Senior Farm Viability Manager

Liz KolbeLiz Kolbe

Senior Farmer-Led Education Manager

Sarah Krumm Sarah Krumm

Graphic Design and Photography Coordinator

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Emma Liddle Headshot 1Emma Liddle

Membership and Events Coordinator

Martha McFarland Headshot 04 04 2022Martha McFarland

Farmland Viability Coordinator

Hayley NelsonHayley Nelson

Research Coordinator

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Vanya North Headshot 08 01 2022Vanya North

Habitat Education Coordinator

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Maggie Norton Headshot 10.20.2021 forWeb 01Maggie Norton

Farmer Outreach Coordinator

Nick OhdeNick Ohde

Marketing and Communications Director

Greg PadgetGreg Padget

Beginning Farmer Viability Manager

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Brianna Postlewait Headshot 06.13.2022Bri Postlewait

Content Assistant

Mike Roelf Headshot 03.03.2022 01Michael Roelf

Information Systems Manager

Jorgen RoseJorgen Rose

Habitat and Policy Viability Manager

Lara Schenck Headshot 3.3.2021Lara Schenck

Grants Manager

Chastity SchonhorstChastity Schonhorst


Jason TetrickJason Tetrick

Digital Media Coordinator

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Jacqueline Venner Senske Headshot 3.2.2021Jacqueline Venner Senske

Horticulture Education Coordinator

Sally Worley

Sally Worley

Executive Director

Christine Zrostlik Head Shot V2Christine Zrostlik

Marketing and Communications Manager

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AmeriCorps Members

Lia Carrillo Headshot 10.20.2021 forWeb 03Lia Carrillo

AmeriCorps Member

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