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 Van Roekel

GSV Director

Sera Hartman, Northwest Agricultural Business Center
Sera Hartman, PMP

Project Manager

Advisory Committee

David Bauermeister

Farm Owner, The Red Shed Farm
Former 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

Kristen Keltz

CEO Spinach Bus Ventures

Andrew Miller

Co-Founder Tulip Valley Farms

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

Dave Paul

Director of Community Relations, Skagit Valley College

Mike Peroni

Executive Director, Northwest Agricultural Business Center