Board Of Directors
Our board of directors includes local growers, dairy farmers, and ranchers who live, work, and thrive in our community.
Rick and his wife, Susan, live in Patterson where he and his father and brother farm alfalfa, tomatoes, beans, oats, melons and some seed crops. Rick attended flight school and flew commercially for several years. Rick is also a District Farm Credit County Board Member.
Dino and his wife, Alicia, live in the Atwater area. Dino and his brother operate a 850-cow dairy and farm almonds. Dino graduated from Merced Junior College and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, majoring in Dairy Science. Dino is on the Merced College Ag Advisory Committee.
Brian and his wife, Linda, reside in the Turlock area. Brian was raised in Hughson and graduated from Modesto Junior College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant Science from Fresno State University. Brian farms almonds in the Turlock/Hughson area and operates a commercial almond harvesting business. Brian is a Board Member of the Turlock Rural Fire District and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock. Brian is also a member of the Blue Diamond Growers, and the Stanislaus Farm Bureau.
Nancy and her husband, Matt, reside in the Patterson area where they own and farm walnuts. Nancy is an Instructional Dean and Instructor at the Yosemite Community College District, a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Resources Allocation Council at Modesto Junior College. Nancy is also a member of the Finance Council for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson, and a member of the Patterson High School Ag Advisory Committee. Nancy earned her B.S. in Business with a concentration in Accounting and her EDD in Educational Leadership from CSU, Stanislaus. She earned her MA in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.
Thomas and his wife, Nancy reside in the Westley area. Tom is a partner in T & M Farms where he farms orchards, row crops and grapes. He serves on the Stanislaus County Planning Commission, and is a Board Member of the West Stanislaus Resource Conservation District and West Stanislaus Growers Association. Tom is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Mark and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Modesto and farm walnuts and almonds in the Gustine area with Mark’s family. Since 1987, Mark has practiced law as a partner in Jensen & Jensen Attorneys. Mark and his brother, Kirk Jensen, own and operate Patterson Nut Company, which is a walnut processing and marketing company based in Patterson. Mark and Mary Ann have four children, Laura, Julie, William, and Robert. Mark earned his BA from UC Santa Cruz and his JD from UP McGeorge School of Law.
Alicia and her wife, Kelly, grow almonds on their 40-acre farm near Turlock Lake. She manages the finances, offices, and strategic planning for her family’s construction business. Previously, she worked at Oak Valley Community Bank in Oakdale before moving to Bank of America. At Bank of America, she served as an underwriter in Modesto; as a credit officer in San Francisco; and as a client manager in Sacramento, where she worked with some of the largest ag businesses in the valley. Alicia earned her bachelor’s degree in economics/finance at Arkansas Tech University.
Bruce and his wife, Barbara, live in the Denair area. Bruce is the owner of Sierra Vista Dairy, a director of Burroughs Management, and a voting member of B&B Burroughs Ranches and BruBar LLC. Bruce is the board secretary for the California Livestock Producers Self-Insured Workmen’s Compensation Insurance Group. He received his associate’s degree from the University of California-Berkeley.
Andrew and his wife, Tiffany, reside in Gustine on their family’s ranch that was originally purchased in 1886. Andrew and Tiffany’s two sons, Baylor and Colton, make up the 7th generation that call this ranch home. Andrew graduated from Turlock High School, then attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo majoring in Agriculture Systems Management with minors in Crop Science and Agriculture Business. Andrew, along with his father and brother farm roughly 900 acres in the Gustine area. Andrew also serves on the Board of Directors for Central California Irrigation District and serves as a member of the California Walnut Commission.
Dave and his wife, Brenda, reside in Waterford. Dave is a self-employed farmer/rancher, farming 1,100 acres with his son, David. Dave served as a Board Member of the Ceres Unified School District for 16 years, served on the board of Stanislaus Farm Bureau for 6 years and was also a 4-H leader for 31 years. Dave currently serves on the Board of the Cowboy Museum and the Stanislaus County Beef Supporters. He is also the Chairman of Stanislaus Farm Supply and Ceres Livestock Boosters.