Staff

Allen Rozema

Executive Director

Born and raised in the Skagit Valley, Allen brings over 19 years of experience to SPF in natural resource management, land use planning, and economic development at the federal, state, city and tribal government level. Graduating with a Masters of Science in resource management from Central Washington University, Allen has worked as a Hydrological Technician for the United States Forest Service, an Environmental Technician for the Washington State Department of Transportation and as a Natural Resources Planner and Community Development Coordinator for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.  Prior to joining SPF in 2006, Allen served as the Planning Director for the City of Sedro-Woolley.

Linda Tyler

Development Director

Linda is a lifelong resident of Skagit County and is enthusiastic about working on behalf of SPF’s important mission. After graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School, Linda attended the University of Washington where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. When she returned home from college, Linda worked for KAPS/KBRC Radio before beginning her non-profit career with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County. For the past 14 years, Linda has been working for the Bellingham Boys & Girls Club while living and raising her family in Burlington. Her accomplishments with the Boys & Girls Clubs include local and national awards for marketing and programs, and her leadership through tough economic times led to growth and expanded services to youth and families in greatest need. Linda is excited to bring that same commitment and dedication back to her own community with Skagitionians to Preserve Farmland.

Cristina Airado

Development and Outreach Administrator

Cristina received her Bachelor of Arts from Emory & Henry College in southwest Virginia. Her focus on environmental studies and sociology led to a natural interest in one of their crossroads, agriculture. Throughout college, she earned her keep as a server at a farm-to-table restaurant, then proceeded to intern on its farm in her last two years. After a mutual parting of ways with the rototiller, Cristina transplanted herself to the Olympic Peninsula for a year of AmeriCorps*VISTA work with WSU Clallam County Extension, where she assisted staff with outreach and education efforts. In 2014, she continued on as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Viva Farms in Burlington, marking the beginning of her involvement in Skagit agriculture. Cristina is excited to continue learning about this fertile valley and is looking forward to assisting in farmland preservation efforts.

Barbara Martin

Barbara Martin has been the bookkeeper for SPF since April 2013, working two days a month. Barbara is a graduate of Western Washington University and has been a bookkeeper for both for-profit and non-profit companies for many years. After working for Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County for 14 years, Barbara left to take a part time bookkeeping position at Skagit Conservation District in January 2014.

Barbara lives in the forest east of Mount Vernon with her husband Jim and her two German Shepherd Dogs, Mindy and Miley. In her free time, she trains and shows her dogs in Obedience and Nose Work. She also enjoys oil painting and recently completed a portrait of Greta, SPF’s beloved mascot.