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

Lana Smaciarz

District 2

Jason Vander Kooy

District 1

Kaleb Whitby

Washington State at-Large

Dick Bengen

Eastern Washington at-Large

Jim Werkhoven

Western Washington at-Large

Dan DeRuyter

District 3

Sharon DeRuyter

District 4

Lynne Wheeler

Advisory Position

Tony Veiga

Advisory Position

Nora Doelman

Advisory Position

Duane Naluai

Darigold, Dealer Representative

Julia Terlinchamp

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, PhD

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

Courtney Schroeder

Business Development Associate