Board Member Since:
Farmer. Co-Owner, Washington Bulb Company.
I volunteer to serve on the SPF Board because:
I was born and raised here in the Skagit Valley, but my mom and dad came from a country that was huge in farming, but land was extremely scarce. My dad always taught me that growth will happen, but it has to happen at a controlled rate. I am here because of all the hard work that has happened ahead of me. People developed this land for agriculture and I’m going to pass the baton to the next generation.
What I like best about the Skagit Valley is:
Everything about the Skagit Valley is special and unique: its climate, its soil, its history, its people. We are surrounded by the diversity of the globe—wildlife, salt water, fresh water, snowy mountains—it’s just not big enough. The stewardship of raising tulips is in my heart, and the Skagit Valley is well-suited to the production of my heritage crop.
Favorite hobby or activity:
Learning about agriculture, soil and business in different places; exploring farms and farming equipment with other farmers, going hunting and fishing with my kids.