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.

Erica Andorf

Office Manager

Alisha Bower

Midwest Cover Crop Associate

Sarah Carlson

Midwest Cover Crop Director

Steve Carlson

Beginning Farmer and Program Associate

Meghan Filbert

Livestock Coordinator

Stefan Gailans

Research and Field Crops Director

Laura Frescoln

Program Director

Jill Kessenich

Office Support Intern

Suzi Howk

Finance and Benefits Manager

Tamsyn Jones

Outreach and Publications Coordinator

Liz Kolbe

Horticulture Coordinator

Nick Ohde

Research and Media Coordinator

Teresa Opheim

Senior Fellow, Farm Transfer

Greg Van Den Berghe

Beginning Farmer Manager

Sally Worley

Executive Director