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The National PAS Board consists of the six national officers, college faculty members, and industry representatives from across the country. All board members hold an equal vote and serve on committees. Student board members are elected at the national conference and the president is elected from the previous team.  


Kirstin Schaefer

National President

Kirstin recently graduated from Iowa Central Community College with an A.A.S Agriculture Business & A.A.S General Business. She is currently working for Innovative Ag Services as a customer service representative based out of Monticello Iowa. Kirstin loves being a vital part of the supply chain, and watching how her efforts serve others.


Leslie Reinke

National Secretary

Leslie attends Blackhawk Technical College and is pursuing a degree in Agribusiness & Science/Technology. She is working as an intern with Liqui-Grow in Elkhorn and hope to be professional sales applicator. Leslie appreciates the diversity of agriculture in each state and throughout the country. PAS allows her to network with members and industry professionals connected to a variety of businesses and commodities.


Trinity Dyreson

National Vice President of Industry Relations

Trinity is a student at Blackhawk Technical College studying 

Agribusiness & Science/Technology. She is on tract to a career as a crop insurance agent. Trinity loves to compete and has participated in multiple national events. She is passionate about meeting students from other schools and states.


Grace Greenberg

National Vice President of Alumni & Member Relations

Grace attends Northcentral Technical College as a Dairy Science & Agribusiness student. She is working towards a career in a dairy-based laboratory. Grace's favorite thing about agriculture is the community it has created in today's generation. She believes in growing the support system within the agricultural field.


Cooper Hamlin

National Vice President of Conference Planning

Cooper is a student at State Fair Community College pursuing the 

Agribusiness field. He hopes to one day be the owner of small-scale swine operation or work as an agricultural lobbyist. Cooper credits mentorships provided by industry leaders and being able to support the environment as his favorite things about National PAS.


Sarah Holt

National Vice President of Media & Communications

Sarah attends Brigham Young University-Idaho and is majoring in Agribusiness Management with a professional sales emphasis. She is interning with AgWest Farm Credit and hopes to continue in the world of agricultural lending. Sarah loves to make things grow. Growing crops, livestock, and personal relationships is her passion.


Kevin Butt

Agriculture Education Faculty and Organization Representatives

Board Member, CPA Coordinator

Kevin teaches at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa. He main teaching areas are Precision Agriculture and Beef Production. PAS played a life- changing role in his younger life. 

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Brad Driskill 

PAS Representative to The Council 

Brad is the Agriculture Program Coordinator for State Fair Community College in Missouri. He lives in the community of Shawnee Mound, Missouri with his wife Tiffany and three children. Brad has been involved in PAS as an instructor for the past twelve years and as a student, he attended the 1993 National PAS Conference. Brad currently serves on the National PAS Board as a liaison to the National Council for Agricultural Education.

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Joelle Edwards, CVT, RVT

Agriculture Industry Representatives

Select Genetics

Joelle has been passionate about PAS since joining as a member of the Ridgewater College Vet Tech PAS chapter.  She served as the 2020-2021 National PAS Vice President and now continues to support PAS as a Industry Representative on the National Board. Joelle has practiced veterinary medicine as a credentialed technician in South Dakota and Minnesota. She currently is a Laboratory Technician for Select Genetics.  She loves discussing animals, veterinary medicine, and opportunities in agriculture. 

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Dana Ellis


Executive Director, National Officer Coordinator

Currently living in Minneapolis, Minnesota Dana serves many roles in the PAS organization. Dana enjoys working with the future of agriculture in her role as the National Executive Director, National Officer Coordinator, and conference planner. 

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Dakota Krumrey

Alumni and Friends

Committee Chair

There are few people more passionate about PAS than Dakota Krumrey. He has been passionate about PAS since joining the organization as a student at Ridgewater College. Dakota served as a 2017-2018 National PAS Vice-President and now serves the organization as the chair of the Alumni and Friends PAS Foundation. 

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Karolin Lex

Agriculture Industry Representatives

Private Wealth Advisor

Karolin Lex is a financial advisor in Zumbrota, Minnesota. Her home town is Harmony, MN. PAS to her means friendship, networking, career building, mentoring, and fun!


William Nelson

Agriculture Industry Representatives

William J. Nelson, LLC

William has a passion for the future of agriculture. He believes that future includes PAS. He currently resides in Minnesota where he runs his business. 


Jayln Parker

Agriculture Education Faculty and Organization Representatives

Past Board Chair, Board Member

Jayln teaches at Muscatine Community College in Muscatine, Iowa. Jayln loves being apart of PAS because of the career growth and skills she observes in her students because of PAS.


Lavyne Rada

Agriculture Education Faculty and Organization Representatives

NASAE Representative, Minnesota FFA Foundation

Lavyne works for Minnesota FFA as a Regional Supervisor and Program Manager and is the Director of the Career and Technical Education and Agricultural Education Teacher Induction Programs. She lives in Minnesota with her son and husband. Lavyne originally is from South Dakota where she served as a State (2003-2004)   and National PAS Officer (2004-2006 National President).

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Kayla Tobias

Agriculture Industry Representatives

Growmark, 2022 Board Chairperson

Kayla has a passion for student success fueled through her work with Growmark and the PAS Organization. Kayla lives in Illinois. 

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Charl Van Der Nest

Agriculture Education Faculty and Organization Representatives

Board Member

Charl teaches at Northcentral Technical College in Wisconsin. He has been teaching agriculture courses for over 9 years and has led the PAS club for over 4 years. He loves seeing the enthusiasm and excitement from the students as the participate in the club as well as sharing his commitment to agriculture with the community. 

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Dustin Williams

Agriculture Education Faculty and Organization Representatives

Board Member

Dustin is an Agribusiness and Farm Management instructor at Blackhawk Technical  College in Wisconsin. He resides near South Wayne, Wisconsin with his wife Aimee and their five children. Dustin helped start the PAS chapter at Blackhawk Technical College in 2010. Dustin has also been a Wisconsin and National CPA coordinator for a number of years and was a past national advisor of the year. He is currently assisting the WI PAS organization as the Assistant State Director and is excited about opportunities to make an impact on the National PAS board.    

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