Our Board of Directors are local growers, dairy farmers and ranchers that live, work and thrive in our community.
Audit Committee, Elected to the Board 1994
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 a District Farm Credit Council Board Member.
Board Chair, Audit Committee, Elected to the Board 1994
Dino and his wife, Alicia live in the Atwater area. Dino and his brother operate an 850-cow dairy and also grow feed crops. Dino graduated from Merced Junior College and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, majoring in Dairy Science. Dino is an Audit Committee member of the National Holstein Association.
Elected to the Board 1976
Arnold and his wife, Terry live in Los Banos and farm cotton, sugar beets, alfalfa, corn, and also raise beef cattle. Arnold is a partner in A-Bar Ag Enterprises, and Barcellos, Et Al and also the Board Chairman of the Charleston Drainage District. Arnold holds an AA degree in Agricultural Science from Modesto Junior College.
Elected to the Board 2004
John and his wife, Heather live on the Fiscalini dairy farm in Modesto where they milk 1600 registered Holsteins, and farm 530 acres. John is the owner and operator of Fiscalini Cheese Company in Modesto and a general partner in Fiscalini Properties. His is also an alumni of the California Ag Leadership Program, and a graduate from Oregon State University with a BS Degree in Microbiology.
Elected to the Board 2006
Brian and his wife, Linda reside in the Turlock area. Brian was raised in Hughson and graduated from Modesto Junior College and received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Plant Science from Fresno State University. Brian farms almonds in the Turlock/Hughson area and also operates a commercial almond harvesting business. Brian is a Board Member of the Turlock Rural Fire District, and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock. He is also a member of Blue Diamond Growers, and the Stanislaus Farm Bureau.
Audit Committee Chair, Appointed to the Board 2007
Nancy and her husband, Matt reside in the Patterson area where they own and farm walnuts. Nancy is an 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 Concentration in Accounting and her EDD in Educational Leadership from CSU, Stanislaus. She earned her MA in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.
Elected to the Board 2013
Ken and his wife, Michele live in the Patterson area. Ken is the director and VP of Bays Ranch Inc., and the owner/operator of Bays Ranch Shredding. Ken is also a Board member of the West Stanislaus Irrigation District, Board Secretary of Westside Hulling Association and a Board Member of the Apricot Producers of California. Ken is also a partner in M&B Farming and M&B Rentals. Ken received his A.S. degree in Ag Business from Modesto Junior College and his B.S. in Ag Business Management from Cal Poly, SLO. He is also Chief of the Westley-El Solyo Volunteer Fire Department, and serves on the Patterson High School Ag Advisor Committee and the Modesto Junior College Ag Advisor Committee.
Board Vice-Chair, Audit Committee, Elected to the Board 2014
Mark and his wife, MaryAnn live in the Modesto area and farm in the Patterson area. Mark is a partner in Jensen & Jensen Attorneys, Jensen Brothers, Draper Road Ranch, and Jensen & Jensen Investments. Mark is also the Board Secretary for Patterson Nut Company and Patterson Nut Marketing Company. Mark is also the Vice President of J. Wilmar Jensen, Inc. Mark is a partner in J. Wilmar Jensen Family Partnership, Jensen Family Fund, Hoyer Road Ranch, and a manager of Jensen Ranch Trucking, CJ Farming Co. and DTOM, LLC. Mark earned his B.A. from U.C. Santa Cruz and J.D. from U.O.P. McGeorge School of Law.
Elected to the Board 2014
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 Properties. Bruce is the Board Secretary for the California Livestock Producers Self-Insured Workmen’s Compensation Insurance Group. Bruce received his A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Audit Committee Vice-Chair, Appointed to the Board 2015
Alicia’s 11-year career in banking started at Oak Valley Community Bank in 2002 in Oakdale as an Analyst and then progressed to Bank of America where she worked in Modesto as an underwriter, San Francisco as a Credit Officer and Sacramento as a Client Manager, working with some of the largest Ag businesses in the valley. Her relatively early "retirement" from banking was precipitated because she and her wife, Kelly, purchased 40 acres near Turlock Lake, of which 22 were planted in almonds in early 2015. This prompted her to quit banking and join the family's construction business where she currently manages the finances, offices, and strategic planning. Alicia earned her B.S. in Economics/Finance from Arkansas Tech University.