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Administration

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Kettie Adams

Administrative Assistant

A soft scarf wearing multi-tasker. I crave energy and positivity. Nothing should be done without a smile. Fun Fact: I enjoy dancing with Kevlar poi on fire.
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Carolina Barajas

Administrative Assistant

A firm believer in the power of creating your reality and an Orange County native. Master of arts and crafts and rollerskating. Takes every opportunity to say “Hi” at work. Fun Fact: I have a twin bother who is two minutes older.
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Joel Borjesson

Senior Systems Administrator

A firm believer in the power of self and Oregon native. Master of kitchens and crushing it. Takes every opportunity to get a smile at work. Fun Fact: I am deficient in fun facts.
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Zelda Crain

Administrative Asssistant

A firm believer in the power of community and Willamette Valley native. Master of all things coffee and sarcasm. Takes every opportunity to smile and laugh at work. Fun Fact: I have a menagerie of farm animals/fur babies — two of each species. Apparently I’m working on my very own ark.
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Jessie Hancock-Malo

Operations Director

A red patent leather flat wearing logistical lunatic. I crave coffee and sticky notes. Nothing should be done without positivity. Fun Fact: I rehab 100-year-old homes in my hometown to revive the character and history of the harbor.
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Alejandra Ramos

Latin American Program Administrator

A firm believer in the power of a smile and Uruapan, Michoacán native. Master of positivity and honesty. Takes every opportunity to learn new things at work. Fun Fact: I am a double black belt at Tae Kwon Do.
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Heather Smith

IT Director

A jeans wearing data tabulator. I crave a fast computer and a good pen. Nothing should be done without dogs in the office. Fun Fact: I love my Georgia Bulldogs!
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Chris Schreiner

Executive Director

A khaki wearing systems thinker. I crave diverse perspectives and good data. Nothing should be done without good data. Fun Fact: I was born in Brussels, Belgium, which has shaped my European sensibilities.

Communications

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Alyssa Martinez Neumann

Communications Coordinator

A firm believer in the power of positivity and New Mexico native. Master of creativity and Halloween costumes. Takes every opportunity to bring the shine at work. Fun Fact: Solar powered and allergic to cities, Alyssa can usually be found on single track in the middle of nowhere.
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Maura Paxton

Communications Administrator

A firm believer in the power of shinrin-yoku and Hollister, CA native. Master of coziness and book binging. Takes every opportunity to put it in a spreadsheet at work. Fun Fact: For the first half of my life I thought Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools" was "Chain of Food."
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Chris Roddy

Communications Director

A soulful sneakers wearing risk-taker. I crave project management software and nonchalant cacti in the office. Nothing should be done without wonderment (and editing). Fun Fact: I was a model for acne cream in a centerfold ad in People magazine.

Certification

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Kelly Abbott

Farm Program Technical Supervisor

A firm believer in the power of appropriate sarcasm and Bellingham, Wash. native. Master of metaphors and trucker hats. Takes every opportunity to be helpful at work. Fun Fact: I am happiest on the water.
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Rhett Adams

Certification Officer

A flannel shirt wearing information finder. I crave coffee and companionship. Nothing should be done without follow through in the office. Fun Fact: I have a dog that loves to hug.
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Allison Bansen

Inspection Assistant

A wool sock wearing list maker. I crave sticky notes and a warm beverage. Nothing should be done without hearty laughter. Fun Fact: I've lived in every time zone across the U.S.
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Erin Bardagjy

Materials Review Officer

A jeans wearing animal lover. I crave a eggs and bacon. Nothing should be done without coffee. Fun Fact: I am a beekeeper.
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Jordann Bartlett

Certification Operations Assistant

A down jacket wearing stat collector. I crave a fun work environment and fast internet. Nothing should be done without a smile in the office. Fun Fact: When I was a kid my favorite foods were avocado and brussels sprouts.
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Brittany Beavers

Certification Services Supervisor

A firm believer in the power of personal initiative and Florida native. Master of wordy emails and awkward phone interruptions. Takes every opportunity to stretch at work. Fun Fact: I am a distant cousin to the late Johnny Cash.
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Matt Boll

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of kindness and San Diego, CA native. Master of the Universe and a four-year-old. Takes every opportunity to make friends at work. Fun Fact: Loves Mexican food.
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Lindsey Campbell

Certification Officer

A wedding dress wearing smiler. I crave twenty-at-two and working from home. Nothing should be done without coffee. Fun Fact: When I was nine I was the top seller of campfire candy in the nation!
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John Caputo

Certification Officer

A cargo pants wearer with the gift of gab. I crave a stand-up desk and laptop computer. Nothing should be done without thoughtfulness. Fun Fact: My first grandchild was born in 2017.
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Jared Clark

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of coffee and Oregon native. Master of waking up too early and eating spicy food. Takes every opportunity to learn new things and improve at work. Fun Fact: I wake up extremely early in the mornings to run long distances before my wife and daughter wake up.
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Courtney Collins

Certification Officer

A knit hat wearing detail seeker. I crave nice people and pens that work. Nothing should be done without a good breakfast. Fun Fact: I throw a great backyard picnic.
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Xavi Cortal

Certification Services Officer

A barretina wearing bon vivant. I crave understanding and wild mushrooms. Nothing should be done without good humor. Fun Fact: I'm a supertaster that likes to taste everything.
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Ryan Costello

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of empathy and Olympia, WA native. Master of bad jokes and rock riffs. Takes every opportunity to multi-task stretch at work. Fun Fact: I used to be good at calligraphy.
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Liset Dondiego

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of kindness and Los Angeles, CA native. Master of talking and eating. Takes every opportunity to help others at work. Fun Fact: I am exploring as many National Parks as I can in one year.
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Trish Dougherty

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of optimism and Wisconsin native. Master of driving crooked roads and jigsaw puzzles. Takes every opportunity to observe and do what needs to be done at work. Fun Fact: Has about 40 house plants.
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Kitri Falxa

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of integrity and Wyoming native. Master of mucking stalls and the kitchen floor. Takes every opportunity to complete reviews at work. Fun Fact: I’m a Basco fiasco!
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Levi Fredrikson

Certification Services Officer

A wetsuit wearing empathizer. I crave x-files re-runs and cheap phó. Nothing should be done without first passing gas. Fun Fact: At best, 10 percent of my jokes get a laugh. The other 90 percent are the funny ones.
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Ana Friesema

Farm Program Coordinator

A leg warmers wearing life doula. I crave clean drinking water and flat topography. Nothing should be done without proper medication. Fun Fact: I very nearly became and art forger and falconry professional.
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Jennifer Fulton

Inspection Coordinator

A firm believer in the power of breathing deeply and Husker Nation native. Master of organization and logistics. Takes every opportunity to drink coffee at work. Fun Fact: Barack Obama answered a question I posed to him during his first campaign.
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Katie Goldberg

Certification Officer

A vest wearing word smither. I crave ambient lighting and brisk walks. Nothing should be done without a camel colored cup of coffee in the office. Fun Fact: A mother of three kids, +-12 chickens, three cats and one ever-expanding garden.
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Jennifer Gridley

Certification Services Officer

A flip-flop wearing answer seeker. I crave coffee and enlightenment. Nothing should be done without intention. Fun Fact: I was a craft brewer in my previous career.
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Mae Hammerbeck

Certification Officer

A cowboy boot wearing negotiator. I crave a challenges and pasture management. Nothing should be done without pliers. Fun Fact: I speak German.
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Diane Hennelly

Certification Officer

A pajama wearing eagle eye. I crave sunshine and coffee. Nothing should be done without creativity in the office. Fun Fact: I live in Hawaii, love scuba diving and have a cat (Kitty) who is allergic to humans (among other things).
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Morgan Higham

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of compassion and Eugene native. Master of over punctuation and toddler wrangling. Takes every opportunity to high-five at work. Fun Fact: I used to tour with several bands but now quilt and go to sleep by 8:30pm.
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Ali Hudson

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of laughter and a Pacific Northwest native. Master of Chicken Whispering and Google Searches. Takes every opportunity to inspire and encourage everyone (coworkers and clients) at work. Fun Fact: I'm often attracted to and distracted by... Oooo, shiny!
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Darin Jones

Processing Program Manager

A 80s holey jeans wearing includer of all. I crave cohesion and laughing. Nothing should be done without a heat source. Fun Fact: I’ve only lost one Russian Tortoise.
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Connie Karr

Certification Director

A boots wearing problem solver. I crave passionate people and a fun culture. Nothing should be done without laughter. Fun Fact: I am a mother of two teenage boys.
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Sally Lammers

Farm Program Manager

A hoody wearing spelling ace. I crave blue pens and natural light. Nothing should be done without dark chocolate. Fun Fact: There is a dinosaur named after my family (Avaceratops lammersi).
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Shannon McCormick

Material Review Officer

A multiple layer wearing spontaneous problem solver. I crave a comfy chair and a lap cat. Nothing should be done without a trusty permanent marker. Fun Fact: I am an all-purpose animal whisperer who dislikes peanuts but loves peanut butter.
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Marlin Mueller

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of mindfulness and Oregon City native. Master of riddles and logic puzzles. Takes every opportunity to learn something new at work. Fun Fact: I love Japanese food….as well as most food styles!
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Daniel Nguyen

Certification Services Officer

A standard, button-up shirt wearing forgettable, office type. I crave to please and paper push. Nothing should be done without a good sense of humor. Fun Fact: Has a cat whose microchip opens his feeder, and who may also be a sign of the apocalypse.
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Kelly O'Donnell

Inspection Manager

A t-shirt wearing logistical puppet-master. I crave post-its and white boards. Nothing should be done without laughter. Fun Fact: The palm side of my left hand and ring finger has freckles.
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Rodrigo Ortega

Latin America Certification Officer

Bio coming soon.
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Carrie-Anne Palmeri

Latin American Program Supervisor

A firm believer in the power of compassion and Connecticut native. Master of strategic planning and curry-making. Takes every opportunity to celebrate goals achieved at work. Fun Fact: I worked in forest restoration with Honduran coffee farmers for three years.
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Colette Kraft

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of patience and native of the forgotten land west of the Midwest. Master of 10 minute DIY projects and cleaning muddy dog paws. Takes every opportunity to find a zen moment each day at work. Fun Fact: Colette is on a mission to collect all korok seeds in Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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Erin Radniecki

Systems Administrator

A sneaks wearing database ninja. I crave tea and ambient room temperature. Nothing should be done without a warm beverage in the office. Fun Fact: I love tea.
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Jeff Rowe

Certification Officer

A firm believer in the power of community St. Paul native and proud Detroiter. Master of walking the dog and shoveling snow. Takes every opportunity to help our clients at work. Fun Fact: I enjoy campfires and attempting to convince my dog that they are okay to sit next to.
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Ernesto Santamaria

Mexico Representative

Bio coming soon.
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Brian Scheel

Processing Program Coordinator

A pants wearing Humanist. I crave kind conversation and peace. Nothing should be done without intention. Fun Fact: If I could ferment a rock, I would.
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Jackie Sleeper

Quality Control Manager

An overalls wearing cat herder. I crave chocolate and a window. Nothing should be done without intention. Fun Fact: I have been to four continents and 43 states.
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Dani Swenberger

Certification Officer

A giant sweater wearing problem solver. I crave clicky-pens and tea. Nothing should be done without elbow grease. Fun Fact: I make the best chocolate chip cookies.
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Sarah Townsend

Certification Officer

Bio coming soon.
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Jessie Trujillo

Certification Operations Assistant

A snow boot wearing people helper. I crave blue pens and fast internet. Nothing should be done without integrity. Fun Fact: My favorite color is red and I love hot sauce.
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Callie Cooper

Certification Officer

A puffy coat wearing travel wizard. I crave long trail runs and yoga sessions. Nothing should be done without strong organic coffee. Fun Fact: I am a Florida native turned Oregonian and run trail ultra marathons around the PNW.
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Jennifer Ungemach

Latin America Certification Officer

Bio coming soon.
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Zak Wiegand

Processing Technical Supervisor

A sweater vest wearing problem solver. I crave organization and a working water fountain. Nothing should be done without a positive attitude. Fun Fact: I was once a magician.
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Chelsea Wilson

Certification Operations Assistant

A sock wearing nit picker. I crave quiet and pickles. Nothing should be done without a good old fashioned double-check. Fun Fact: I love noodles but not spaghetti.
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Aaron Zeis

Certification Officer

A firm believer in hard work and dedication. Hoosier native. Takes every opportunity to learn something new at work. Fun Fact: Farmer, chef, certifier and foodie of all things organic.

Education

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Ben Bowell

Organic Education Specialist

A firm believer in the power of the holiday spirit and Florida native. Master of hanging stockings and being a grinch. Takes every opportunity to email at work. Fun Fact: I celebrated Christmas in Thailand.
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Sarah Brown

Education Director

A firm believer in the power of generosity and West Coast native. Master of whipping up dinner and a relaxing cup of tea. Takes every opportunity to connect with partners at work. Fun Fact: I own and operate a certified organic farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
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Drew Katz

Transition Services Coordinator

A firm believer in the power of listening and a Methow Valley, WA native. Master of bushwhacking and tortilla making. Takes every opportunity to drink coffee at work. Fun Fact: I prefer to sleep on the ground instead of my own bed.
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Tanya Murray

Organic Education Specialist

A firm believer in the power of nature, Southern California native and proud citizen of Portlandia. Master of list making and worst-case scenario planning. Takes every opportunity to be creative at work. Fun Fact: I love swimming in the ocean.

Finance

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Mickenzie Chase

Finance Administrator

A firm believer in the power of kindness and Independence, OR native. Master of RBF and forgetting to attach the actual attachments to emails. Takes every opportunity to learn something new at work. Fun Fact: I know all the countries of the world.
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Renee Kempka

Finance Director

A yoga pant wearing finance faerie. I crave spreadsheets and random jokes. Nothing should be done without a dose of creativity. Fun Fact: I won a beauty and talent pageant in high school.
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Jacob Messer

Finance Administrator

A firm believer in the power of Greyskull. Master of the Universe and dad jokes. Take every opportunity to listen and learn at work. Fun Fact: Father of three eye-rolling children.
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