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

Samantha Beckman

Office Support

Debra Boekholder

Membership and Event Assistant

Alisha Bower

Strategic Initiatives Manager

Sarah Carlson

Strategic Initiatives Director

Steve Carlson

Next Generation Coordinator

Henry Corbin

Multimedia Assistant

Meghan Filbert

Livestock Coordinator

Laura Frescoln

Associate Director

Stefan Gailans

Research and Field Crops Director

Suzi Howk

Finance and Benefits Manager

Liz Kolbe

Horticulture Coordinator

Tamsyn Jones

Outreach and Publications Coordinator

Richard Lane

Strategic Initiatives Assistant

Nick Ohde

Research and Media Coordinator

Greg Padget

Next Generation Director

Sally Worley

Executive Director