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

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Data Analyst

Alisha BowerAlisha Bower

Strategic Initiatives Manager

Sarah CarlsonSarah Carlson

Strategic Initiatives Director

Steve CarlsonSteve Carlson

Membership Manager

Celize ChristyCelize Christy

Next Generation Coordinator

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Rebecca ClayRebecca Clay

Strategic Initiatives Agronomy Coordinator

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Phoebe Eichhorst 2Phoebe Eichhorst

Communications Assistant

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Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

Meghan Filbert Meghan Filbert

Livestock Program Manager

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HeadshotRachel Findling

Office Assistant

Stefan GailansStefan Gailans

Research and Field Crops Director

Suzi HowkSuzi Howk

Finance and Benefits Director

Tamsyn Jones Tamsyn Jones

Editor & Outreach Coordinator

Liz KolbeLiz Kolbe

Education and Engagement Director

Sarah Krumm Sarah Krumm

Graphic Design and Photography Coordinator

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MuellerHeadshotMaddie Mueller

Communications Intern

Hayley NelsonHayley Nelson

Research Assistant

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Maggie NortonMaggie Norton

Farmer Outreach Coordinator

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 Schonhorst


Jason TetrickJason Tetrick

Digital Media Coordinator

Sally WorleySally Worley

Executive Director

AmeriCorps Members

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AmericCorps Member

Megan Sweeney Headshot 1Megan Sweeney

AmeriCorps Member