BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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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Jodie Weyland

President

Jodie was raised on her family farm near Neenah, Wisconsin. She graduated in 2020 from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin with associate degrees in Agribusiness and Agronomy, and a minor in Dairy Herd Management. 

Calvin Basham

Mackenzie Craig

Jodie Weyland

Justin Hendricksen

Vice-President

Justin is currently attending South Central College in North Mankato for Agriculture Business. He grew up on his family farm in Truman, Minnesota. 

Jett Shepro

Vice-President

Jett is currently attending Northcentral Technical College for Agriculture Business. He grew up in Edgar, Wisconsin working on his grandparents farm.  

Bryce Thompson

Vice-President

Bryce is currently attending Ridgewater College for Agriculture Business and GPS/GIS Technology. He grew in Buffalo, Minnesota. 

Jenna Steffen

Vice-President

Jenna is currently attendinging Iowa State University for Agriculture Education. She grew up on her family farm in Waverly, Iowa.

Emily Powell

Vice-President

Emily is currently attending Rigewater College for Agribusiness with a Dairy and Livestock emphasis. She grew up on her family farm in  Norwalk, Wisconsin. 

Abigail Armstrong

Secretary

 

Abigail is currently attending The State University of New York at Cobleskill for a Bachelor of Technology in Food System with a minor  in Agriculture Education. She grew up in Granville, New York and has been involved in agriculture.

Chloe Andresen

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

Kayla Portwood

Agriculture Industry Representatives

Growmark, 2021 Board Chairperson

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

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. 

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. 

Gwynn Simeniuk

Agriculture Education Faculty and Organization Representatives

NASAE Representative, Montana FFA Foundation

NASAE Representative

Cathy DiBenedetto

Agriculture Education Faculty and Organization Representatives

AAAE Representative

AAAE  representative

Dana Ellis

Administration

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. 

Steve Olson

Administration

Director of Development

Steve is a strong supporter of organizations that build members for their future careers. Steve is a great addition to the PAS Organization to help the organization promote student growth. Steve is from Buffalo, Minnesota.