About Us

Dairy West represents dairy farm families in Idaho and Utah and promotes the dairy industry and dairy products locally, nationally and globally. We are passionate in what we do, every day, because dairy farmers provide the world with safe and nutritious food.  We are committed to creating a world where farmers and the dairy industry prosper and, together, build healthy communities around the globe.

Dairy West

Staff Members

Jenn Nelson

Sr. VP – Innovation Partnerships

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Kristi Spence

Sr. VP – Marketing

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Jason Kajkowski

VP – Finance 

Cindy Miller

VP – Integrated Communications 

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Eric Bastian

VP – Industry Relations

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Heidi Martin

VP – Health and Wellness

Crystal Wilson

VP – Employee Development and Engagement 

Pam Fry

Director of Finance

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Shawna Hagerty

Director of Operations

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Melinda Petersen

Producer and Community Relations Manager

Greg Kreller

Integrated Communications Manager

Jaclyn St. John

Health and Wellness Manager

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Becky Low

Health and Wellness Manager

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Rashel Clark

Health and Wellness Manager

Heather Hodges

Finance Coordinator 

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Calla Chapin

Health and Wellness Coordinator 

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Crystal Quallio

Business Coordinator

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Andrea Tinnesand

Business Coordinator 

Dairy West

Board Members

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Steve Ballard, Chairman

Gooding, Idaho

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John Brubaker,

Vice Chairman 

Buhl, Idaho 

Fullmer, Chace

Chace Fullmer, Secretary 

Sigurd, Utah 

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Josh Webb, Treasurer

Delco, Idaho

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Winfield Anderson

Blackfoot, Idaho

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Dan Gilbert

Blackfoot, Idaho

Hardy, Jeff

Jeff Hardy

Brigham City, Utah 

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Clint Jackson 

Meridian, Idaho 

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Matt Leak

Cornish, Utah

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Mike Siegersma

Nampa, Idaho

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Pete Wiersma

Buhl, Idaho

Kasper, Tom

Tom Kasper

Melba, Idaho

Idaho Dairy Products Commission

Board Members

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Mike Siegersma, Chairman

Nampa, Idaho

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Brian Esplin, Vice Chairman

Shelley, Idaho

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John Brubaker,

Secretary

Buhl, Idaho 

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Kim Korn

Terreton, Idaho

Kasper, Tom

Tom Kasper

Melba, Idaho

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Dan Gilbert

Blackfoot, Idaho

Doornenbal, Pete

Pete Doornenbal

Caldwell, Idaho

Gaalswyk, Don

Don Gaalswyk

Buhl, Idaho

John-W-Wright

John W. Wright

Wendell, Idaho

Utah Dairy Commission

Board Members

Hardy, Jeff

Jeff Hardy, Chairman

Brigham City, Utah 

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Kyle Anderson, Vice Chairman

Newton, Utah

Fullmer, Chace

Chace Fullmer, Secretary 

Sigurd, Utah 

Nielsen, Louise

Louise Nielsen, Dairy Women’s President

Nibley, Utah

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Jason Bateman

Elberta, Utah

Matt Leak Utah Dairy Commission Board of Directors

Matt Leak

Cornish, Utah

Malarik Harrison DairyUTNV board

Malarik Harrison

Myton, Utah

Olsen, Hal

Hal Olsen

College Ward, Utah

David Roberts Utah Dairy Commission Board of Directors

David Roberts

Beaver, Utah

Dairy Women’s

Organization

The dairy women’s organization is a vibrant part of Utah’s dairy community. They operate the statewide Dairy Ambassador program as well as plan and organize events throughout the year. Learn More about the Utah Dairy Women’s Organization.