Skagit Farmers Supply

Board of Directors

Skagit Farmers Supply producer members elect the Board of Directors. This dedicated team works together to ensure the smooth operation of the cooperative, assessing needs, managing risk and planning for the future with the needs of members, customers and employees in mind. The Board continually strives to position Skagit Farmers Supply for the future.

 

 

 

Nels Lagerlund:

Nels is the current Board Chairman and has served on the Board since 2011, continuing a family history of cooperative board involvement.  He is a fourth generation farmer and has recently converted his dairy operations to organic milk production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer Fuentes: 

Spencer was appointed by the board in 2018 to fill the term of retiring  board member Rick Williams.  Spencer and his wife Karen Wolden-Fuentes make blueberry ice cream and chocolate hazelnut ice cream from the organic blueberries and hazelnuts they grow on their property.  They also raise wheat, barley, orchard grass and hay on their farm in Silvana, Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Smith:

Jennifer joined the board in 2015.  She and her husband Brad raise potatoes, wheat, barley, spinach seed and winter squash.  Jennifer spent much of her youth helping at a local cooperative in Eastern Washington where her Dad worked and has had a successful career in agriculture working in the seed industry.  She currently serves as the Board Secretary/Treasurer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Wesen:

Mark is serving his first term on the board after being elected in 2020.  He and his wife Barbara have a son and a daughter.  Mark graduated Cal Poly State University and then joined his brothers and his parents in operating a dairy in Skagit County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cristina Waltner:

Cristina was elected in 2017 for a three year term, and re-elected in 2020.  She co-manages the family farm in the Skagit Valley where she grew up.  Wearing multiple hats in several farming operations, Cristina and her husband Brian also farm, raising an assortment of crops from berries and fresh market vegetables to seed crops and rotational grains, as well as raising two children, a daughter and a son.