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The National PAS Board consists of seven students from across the country, College, College Faculty, and Industry Representatives. 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.  

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Bryce Thompson


Contact a National PAS Board Member
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Ryan Williams

Vice-President of Marketing & Branding

Makayla Breth

Secretary / Vice-President of Conference Programming


Trinity Dyreson

Vice-President of Alumni & Member Relations 

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 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.    

Kirstin Schaefer

Vice-President of Public Relations

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