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

Darigold Representative

Kaleb Whitby

Advisory Position

Katie Harris

Advisory Position

The Dairy Farmers of
Washington Staff

Steve Seppi

Executive Director

Celeste Piette

Business & Operations Sr. Director

Debra French, RDN, CD

Nutrition & Partnerships Sr. Director

Ivan Chu

Integrated Marketing Sr. Director

Lindsay Reller

Graphic Design Manager

Kaysha Keel

Farmer & Community Relations Manager

Annie Chriscaden

Business & Operations Manager

Bri Cowan, RDN, CD

Nutrition & Wellness Director

Tim Pierson, MS, RDN, CD

Sustainable Nutrition Director

Dryke Martin

Technology Solutions & Community Engagement Manager

Jasmine Sanborn

Marketing & Content Development Manager

Sprince Arbogast

Media & Industry Relations Manager

Amanda Molloy

Business Development Director