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Vicki Wilson will serve as vice chair. Originally appointed to the board in 2012, Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from EWU in 1981. Wilson is a software engineering manager for North Wind Solutions in Richland. She is a Class 5 Leadership Tri-Cities graduate.
Jay Manning will serve as board chair for the 2022-23 academic year. Originally appointed to the board in November 2014, Manning is an EWU alumnus who is in his second term on the university’s governing body. Manning previously served six years as the director of the Washington State Department of Ecology, and from 2009-11 was chief of staff for former Gov. Christine Gregoire. He is currently a partner with the Cascadia Law Group in Olympia, where he focuses on environmental and energy issues.
Cobble and Crowell will lead the red and white winemaking programs, respectively, while Faulk joins the team to lead the company’s new grape marketplace sales program and manage several of its estate vineyards.
Cobble spent four years as a winemaker for Goose Ridge Winery before joining Four Feathers. She began her winemaking career in 2010 with Betz Family Winery in Woodinville as cellar assistant and customer service manager. She joined another Woodinville winery, Robert Ramsey Cellars, in 2014 as winemaker.
Cobble is active in wine industry associations and helped found the Alliance of Women in Washington Wine, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting women in the state’s wine industry.
Crowell joined Four Feathers in 2018. Since then, he has worked in various departments at the company, including technical services, research and development, and sales and marketing. He has a degree in viticulture and enology from Washington State University.
Faulk has deep roots in Washington State agriculture. She grew up on a cherry and apple farm in the Yakima Valley and started her viticulture career in 2011 as a viticulture technician for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. She left Ste. Michelle to work for Shaw Vineyards on Red Mountain, and in 2018, she took over vineyard management and grape sales for Alder Ridge Vineyard.
Shibley brings over 25 years of experience as an agricultural lender with a strong understanding of the agricultural and agribusiness industry, both as a decades long banker and previous experience as the general manager for two ag-related businesses, as well as a bachelor of science in agricultural economics from Oregon State University.
Brownson is a graduate of Eastern Washington University and brings 25 years of experience in the financial sector and is a well-respected as an agricultural and commercial lender. He has proven himself as a successful lender and customer relationship manager. Active in the community, he has served with Junior Achievement, the Pasco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the EWU Alumni Board of Directors. Their offices will be based in the bank’s Pasco branch, 9715 Sandifur Parkway.
Galina Dashkovska, designer and developer. She is a graduate of Spokane Falls Community College’s design program. Prior to joining Underground, she spent her time in technical and support roles.
Eliza Patenio, social media manager. She manages the social media accounts of Underground’s clients, planning monthly posts and campaigns. She holds a bachelor’s in communications and business from the University of Washington.
Shonna Ford, administrative director. She specializes in client management, campaign implementation and human resources. She has more than 10 years of experience in administrative roles. She completed coursework at the Art Institute of Seattle while managing a portrait studio.
Adison Sall, social media specialist. She assists in the planning and creative design of assets for social media clients’ monthly calendars, using her background in graphic design to create compelling visuals. She studied at Washington State University where she worked on student-led design teams planning graphics and social media posts for the university.
Cord Lopez, graphic designer. He worked for years as a freelance and production designer, focusing on creating monthly advertising visuals, short-form videos, illustrations and branding. He is a graduate of the Northwest College of Art and Design, where he earned a bachelor’s in visual communication.
Margo Cady, media production specialist. She is an experienced film producer and video editor, with past experience as a photojournalist and camera operator working for local television stations and sports teams. She enjoys creating her own short films, for which she’s won awards at regional film festivals. She graduated from Full Sail University with a bachelor’s in digital cinematography.
Sgt. Travis Park of the Pasco Field Operations Division received the award representing the Pasco Police Department. On several occasions Park used his personal funds to assist needy community members. He always looks for solutions to help, according to Rotary.
Each recipient received a plaque and $500. Additionally, each recipient directs $500 toward the charity of choice. A permanent plaque carrying the names of annual recipients is displayed at each police headquarters.
Joe Lusignan, retired Benton County Sheriff’s Deputy and Pasco-Kennewick Rotary president-elect, presented the awards.
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