Our Staff

The 2022 Red Dog Farm Team!
Top row, L to R: Máti, Darren, Daniel, Kayla, Nicole, Paige, Laurel, Ben, Cormac, Rachel, Tyler, Cindy, Ryan.
Bottom row, L to R: Heather, Alex, Natalie, Kellie, Eli, Ash, Delphine, Karyn, Emma, Julia, Henry, Lane.

We’re hiring for our 2023 crew!

Check out our Hiring page for more info. Thanks for your interest!

Karyn Williams- Owner/ Operator


Karyn’s farming career began in 1998 when she moved to Spain to WWOOF (international volunteer program) on organic farms. There she fell in love with the slower pace and exceptional food of the rural lifestyle. After two years abroad farming in Spain, Portugal, Morocco and England, Karyn returned to the U.S. to pursue a degree in agriculture. Karyn graduated from the Evergreen State College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture.

Karyn has worked on vegetable farms, both cow and goat dairy farms, sheep farms, poultry operations, and a container plant nursery. After working on farms for seven years, in 2005, Karyn started her own farm business (Old Tarboo Farm) in Quilcene. After two years leasing land in Quilcene, she decided it was time to purchase her own piece of earth and began her search. In early 2007, Karyn found the piece of property which is now Red Dog Farm. Karyn started out leasing the land from Jefferson Land Trust in a creative lease to own ground lease agreement. In 2011, Karyn purchased the land.

Since her early farming days, Karyn has developed a true passion for production farming. She loves growing tons of vegetables to feed her community. Karyn’s life goals of health, community and sustainability keep her grounded in her farming path. When she’s not farming, Karyn enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, doing yoga and puttering in the kitchen.

Contact Karyn: karyn@reddogfarm.net

Natalie Smith – Farm Manager


Natalie came to Red Dog through her interest in nutrition and local food systems after spending time at a farmers market non-profit in Colorado and volunteering in various food-related capacities. She still enjoys cooking, especially when it involves winter squash, alliums, or black radishes. Her dog, Peter Bob, enjoys taking her for walks on the beach. Transplanting is her favorite farm task.

Contact Natalie: manager@reddogfarm.net

Lane White – Production Manager


Lane has worked at Red Dog Farm since 2016. Originally from Texas, previous to coming to Red Dog Farm, Lane worked on produce and dairy farms in Oregon and New York. Lane is passionate about having fun while leading the team to work efficiently. When he’s not farming, Lane enjoys playing disc golf and spending time outdoors.

Henry Frishholz – Harvest Manager


Henry grew up in Western Washington and last worked on a ranch in Southern Chile before coming to Red Dog Farm in May 2020. On the farm, Henry likes to drive the tractor, harvest veggies and hang out with the pigs. After work, he likes to ride his bike, play basketball and cook. His favorite vegetable is garlic.

Rachel Covault – Office Manager


Rachel grew up in Wisconsin, where her mom planted a respectably large vegetable garden and told stories of growing up on a farm in Michigan. Rachel fell in love with the Olympic Peninsula and its myriad hiking trails nine years ago and now spends as much time as possible hiking and getting to know the native plants in her garden, when she’s not hanging out with her two young nieces or her cats. On the farm, she enjoys the challenges of bringing organization to the sometimes chaotic world of farming. She believes that eating a fresh carrot is one of the greatest joys in life.

Contact Rachel: office@reddogfarm.net

Isabelle Evans – Farmers Market Manager


Jon Toof – Maintenance Specialist


Born in Portland, Maine, Jon joined our team in the summer of 2021 to help keep our trucks, tractors, and other farm equipment in working order. Fortunately, he enjoys changing oil. Outside work, he appreciates music and likes to write. Cabbage is his favorite veggie.

Eva Imbsweiler – Greenhouse Lead



Maganita ‘Maggie’ Rose was born in the Spring of 2012 and is the daughter of red dog, Rupert, and a neighbor border collie. She was named after a much-loved lettuce variety we grow here on the farm. As a puppy, she spent hours napping in the greenhouse as we seeded her namesake lettuce on tables above her. Maggie takes her farm jobs very seriously; she specializes in alerting us when anyone comes onto the farm, and has also taken over bird-herding and rodent patrol duties.


Angus joined us at the start of the 2023 season and has excelled at tail wagging and stick chewing. He’s learning all about how to be a farm dog from his big sister Maggie.



2005 – 2017. Rupert ‘Ru’ Dandelion was the red dog and the farm’s namesake. Rupert was a red border collie, a natural variation in the breed. He had been with Karyn since he was a pup and was named for the abundant golden yellow dandelions in bloom at that time. Rupert spent 13 wonderful years of farm life. He especially loved hanging out with Karyn in the fields, greeting every visitor to the farm, and herding anything that moved. He is dearly missed, though his legacy lives on in the farm, his daughter Maggie, and several other loved farm dogs in the area.