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OAN Staff

The Oregon Association of Nurseries staff encourages you to contact them for more information on the association or Oregon nursery industry:

Jeff Stone, Executive Director/CEO

The Executive Director has overall supervisory responsibility for staff, budget and activities of the OAN and serves as lead spokesperson for the association's 1,000 members. Also serves as treasurer of the Oregon Nurseries Foundation. Staff liaison to Government Relations and Membership committees and the Oregon Nurseries Political Action Committee (ONPAC).

» Contact by email
» 503-582-2003

Beth Farmer, Communications and Web Design Manager

Responsible for the day-to-day functions of the association's websites and electronic communication systems. Serves as lead point of contact for member communications and coordination of membership information. Staff liaison to the Research Committee.

» Contact by email
» 503-582-2013

Debbie Hopkins, Accounting and Database Manager

Responsible for activities pertaining to the association's finances, database and membership maintenance, office systems, facility maintenance, and executive support.

» Contact by email
» 503-582-2004

Curt Kipp, Director of Publications and Communications

Serves as editor, production manager, photographer and staff writer for Digger magazine, and editor of the Member Update. Oversees member communications and many in-house graphic design or special editorial projects, including the print edition of the OAN Nursery Guide.

» Contact by email
» 503-582-2008

Sherry Markwood, Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for association activities pertaining to financial and managerial accounting, member services, information technology, human resource management, facility maintenance, and office systems. Acts as resource for association governance issues. Staff liaison to Finance and Member Services committees.

» Contact by email
» 503-582-2001

Allan Niemi, Director of Events

Manages the planning logistics and marketing campaign of the Farwest Show and Yard, Garden & Patio Show. Overall responsibility for all association events and member education programs. Staff liaison to Farwest Show Committee.

» Contact by email
» 503-582-2005

Allison Pennell, Event and Education Manager

Responsible for Farwest Show booth sales and Farwest Seminars coordination. Staff liaison to the Education Committee.

» Contact by email
» 503-582-2010

Peter Szymczak, Publications Manager

Serves as art director and staff writer for Digger magazine, and staff writer for the Member Update. Also handles many in-house graphic design or special editorial projects.

» Contact by email
» 503-582-2009

Blair Thompson, Advertising and Sponsorship Account Manager

Responsible for advertising sales in the monthly Digger magazine, annual Nursery Guide and Nursery Guide online, weekly Member Update e-newsletter and other OAN publications. Also responsible for event sponsorship sales including the annual Farwest Show.

» Contact by email
» 503-582-2012

Kristen Urban, Event and Program Coordinator

Supports activities related to logistics for Farwest Show, Trucks to Trade Show, and other association events. Staff liaison to the Oregon Nurseries Foundation.

» Contact by email
» 503-582-2010

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