Diane Dempster

Diane retired from Charlie’s Produce in Seattle, where she managed their purchasing program for local organic growers called Farmer’s Own, as well as doing sales, purchasing, and organizing events. Previously, she worked for two different growers’ co-ops and has over 35 years working with growers and the produce industry. She also served on the Boards of Tilth Producers of Washington and PCC Farmland Trust. She served on the Organic Advisory Board for the WSDA Organic Program and she currently serves on the Board of Tilth Alliance, Board of Friends of Clark County and the Clark County Food Systems Council who she represents on the State-wide Food Policy Forum. She is the buyer for East West Food Rescue and LULAC Grows. She and her partner Chris, and 3 cats, live in Vancouver, WA.