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.

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

Celize Christy

Swine and Poultry Coordinator

Henry Corbin

Multimedia Assistant

Meghan Filbert

Livestock Program Manager

Laura Frescoln

Associate Director

Stefan Gailans

Research and Field Crops Director

Suzi Howk

Finance and Benefits Director

Tamsyn Jones

Outreach and Publications Coordinator

Liz Kolbe

Horticulture Coordinator

Nick Ohde

Communications and Marketing Director

Greg Padget

Next Generation Director

Chelsey Teachout

Digital Media Coordinator

Jason Tetrick

Media Assistant

Sally Worley

Executive Director