Our Team

These are the people that work behind the scenes to grow Genuine Skagit Valley and develop the programs and services to promote and support agriculture in the Skagit Valley.

Blake Vanfield

GSV Director

Sera Hartman, Northwest Agricultural Business Center
Sera Hartman, PMP

Project Manager

Sarah Walls

Wholesale Marketing Coordinator

Advisory Committee

David Bauermeister

Executive Director, Northwest Agricultural Business Center

Jill Boudreau

Mayor, City of Mount Vernon

Tara Cunningham

Director of Sales & Marketing, Washington Lettuce & Vegetable Co. // Hughes Farms

Dave Green

President and CEO, Skagit Valley Malting

Duane Knapp

Founder and Chairman, BrandStrategy, Inc.

Don McMoran

Director, WSU Skagit County Extension

Carol Miles

Interim Director, WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center

Andrew Miller

CEO, Spinach Bus Ventures

Steve Omdal

Commissioner, Port of Skagit

Brandon Roozen

Executive Director, Western Washington Agricultural Association

Allen Rozema

Executive Director, Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland

John Sternlicht


Linda Tyler

Community Outreach Administrator, Port of Skagit