Meet Our New Team Members: Fresh Faces at Alluvial Farms

Meet Our New Team Members: Fresh Faces at Alluvial Farms

We're thrilled to announce some exciting changes to our staff team at Alluvial Farms.

Photo Credit: Alex Durney. Clockwise from top left: Raelynn Woodin, Matthew McDermott, Katie Pencke, Rob Jordan, Mr. Trout, Dylan Kalsbeek, and Ayla Borden.

First, a huge thank you to Alex Durney for her incredible support over the years. Like Chef Curtis, who left us to help reopen the Rhody Cafe, Alex is moving on to start her own marketing business for Whatcom County. We'll share more about her new venture soon.

In the meantime, we're strengthening our ties with the Mt. Baker High School Future Farmers of America Program. After collaborating with their career and technical education staff and conducting a "farmer in the classroom" visit, we've recruited three talented juniors from Mt. Baker to join us for the season.

We're excited to introduce our new team members representing Alluvial Farms on the farm as swine technicians and at local markets this summer.

Dylan Kalsbeek will be at the Bellingham Farmers Market. With years of experience from his family's farm, Mama's Garden, in the South Fork Valley, Dylan brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills honed through the Mount Baker High School FFA program. A mentor at the school praised him, saying, "He is wise beyond his years." Dylan's cover letter highlighted his "interest in learning and curiosity about the connections between agriculture and society," which impressed us greatly.

Raelynn Woodin is our new swine technician. She will also be supporting our brand new presence at the Sunday Skagit Valley Farmers Market. She came highly recommended with three years of experience as the pig barn manager at Mt. Baker High School, including skills raising market hogs and breeding sows. Raelynn aims to expand her resume with a role in the agriculture industry, aspiring to become an Agriculture Teacher or Veterinary Technician. 

Ayla Borden joined us as a swine technician and as support for our brand new presence at the Saturday Lynden Farmers Market. Ayla's goal is to gain experience for her future career and college education in Animal Sciences. Already working at a local stable and participating in equestrian competitions, Ayla loves working with animals and is eager to strengthen her skills in the agriculture industry.

We're thrilled to have Dylan, Raelynn, and Ayla on board and look forward to a fantastic season!


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