About Us - Washington Dairy

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

Lynne Wheeler

Advisory Position

Lana Smaciarz

District 2

Tony Veiga

Washington State at-Large

Dick Bengen

Eastern Washington at-Large

Jim Werkhoven

Western Washington at-Large

Jason Vander Kooy

District 1

Dan DeRuyter

District 3

Sharon DeRuyter

District 4

Duane Naluai

Dealer Representative

Kaleb Whitby

Advisory Position

Katie Harris

Advisory Position

Elisa Daun

WSDA Representative

The Dairy Farmers of
Washington Staff

Steve Seppi

Executive Director

Celeste Piette

Senior Director of Business & Operations

Ivan Chu

Senior Director of Integrated Marketing & Communications

Njongenhle Nyoni

Senior Director of Sustainability

Amanda Molloy

Senior Director of Business Development

Bri Cowan, RDN, CD

Nutrition & Wellness Director

Tim Pierson, MS, RDN, CD

Sustainable Nutrition Director

Lindsay Reller

Graphic Design Manager

Kaysha Keel

Farmer & Community Relations Manager

Annie Chriscaden

Business & Operations Manager

Dryke Martin

Technology Solutions & Community Engagement Manager

Jasmine Sanborn

Marketing & Content Development Manager

Sprince Arbogast

Media & Industry Relations Manager