About Us

We’ve been doing this
a long time, but we’re always
learning something new.

Washington’s dairy farmers help make our state a unique, special, and amazing place to live.
That’s why we champion, promote and give voice to their products and the businesses and organizations that support them.

Meet the Board

Michelle Schilter

Western Washington at-Large


Vice Chair
District 4

Jeremy Visser

District 1

Jim Werkhoven

Washington State at-Large

Lana Smaciarz

District 2

Mike Ragsdale

Darigold Dealer

Anthony Veiga

District 3

Adam Dolsen

Eastern Washington at-Large

Ignacio Marquez

Position 9 – WSDA Representative

The Dairy Farmers of
Washington Staff

Scott Kinney


Loria' Heerensperger

Deputy Director

Celeste Piette

Operations and Business Management Senior Director

Deb French

Nutrition Senior Director

Linda Mendoza

Nutrition Program Director

Jeff Steele

Partnership Development Director

Vala Hallgrimson

Staff Accountant

Brittney Johnson

Accounting and Purchasing Agent

Allie Elison

Health and Nutrition Manager

Kathryn Brelje

Nutrition Program Manager

Steve Seppi

Creative Director

Chelsi Riordan

Community Relations Manager

Lindsie Evans

Digital Communications Manager

Aleah Bright

Communications Coordinator

Lindsay Reller

Digital Media Specialist

Annamarie Norman

Operations and Administrative Specialist