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

Tony Veiga

Vice Chair
District 3

Jim Werkhoven

Washington State at-Large

Adam Dolsen

Eastern Washington at-Large


District 1

Lana Smaciarz

District 2

Dick Bengen

District 4

Randy Eronimous

Darigold Representative

Ignacio Marquez

WSDA Representative

The Dairy Farmers of
Washington Staff

Scott Kinney


Loria' Heerensperger

Enterprise Engagement Officer

Celeste Piette

Operations and Business Management Sr. Director

Debra French

Partnership Development Sr. Director

Kimmi Devaney

Community Relations Director

Kelsey Dillon

Community Relations Manager

Brianne Kappel

Community Relations Manager

Jeff Steele

Partnership Development Director

Brittney Johnson

Operations and Business Manager

Vala Hallgrimson

Operations and Business Manager

Allie Elison

Partnership Development and Research Manager

Tim Pierson

Partnership Development Manager

Chelsi Riordan

Communications Director

Steve Seppi

Creative Director

Lindsay Reller

Digital Media Specialist

Kaysha Keel

Community Relations Specialist

Annie Chriscaden

Operations and Administrative Specialist

Tara Hastings

Innovation and Inclusion Officer