Our Staff

Our team is passionate about raising exceptional organic produce and food from the beautiful Center Valley of Chimacum, WA. Together, we grow over 150 different varieties of vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant starts on 23 acres.

2017 Employment Opportunities:

Farmers Market Lead

Peak Crew (June-September)

To apply for a position, please fill out the application below and submit via mail or email. Only candidates who fully complete an application will be considered for hire. Accompanying resumes and letters of intention are also encouraged, but will not be considered without a completed application.

Employment Application

 

Karyn Williams

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.

Contact Karyn: karyn@reddogfarm.net

 

Rupert Dandelion & Maggie

Rupert ‘Ru’ Dandelion is the farm’s namesake as well as Karyn’s best friend. Rupert is a red border collie, a natural variation in the breed. He has been with Karyn since he was a pup in the spring of 2005, and was named for the abundant golden yellow dandelions in bloom at that time. Rupert has many roles at the farm: official welcoming committee, head of security, and occasional herder (his favorite job). Rupert is approaching semi-retirement as these days he splits his time between farming and napping. But he still considers himself a devoted farmer, putting in long, tiring days even when he’d really rather be sleeping in the barn.

Maganita ‘Maggie’ Rose was born in the Spring of 2012 and is the daughter of Ru 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 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 from her semi-retired dad.

Alice Lee- Farm Manager

Alice has worked at Red Dog Farm since 2014 when she started as Assistant Crew Manager.

Contact Alice:  alice@reddogfarm.net

 

 

Jeff Hogue- Production Manager

Jeff has worked at the Red Dog Farm since 2014 when he started as Maintenance Manager.

Devon Rouch- Market Manager

Devon has worked at Red Dog Farm since 2013 when he started as a field crew member.

 

 

Lane White- Harvest Lead

Lane has worked at Red Dog Farm since 2016 when he started as a field crew member.

Spencer Mermel- Irrigation Lead

Lane has worked at Red Dog Farm since 2016 when he started as a field crew member.

Amy Mellor- Pack Shed Lead

Amy is new to Red Dog Farm in 2017.

Annie Lukins- Farm Stand and Plant Starts Lead

Annie has worked at Red Dog Farm since 2016 when she started as a field crew member.

John Sams- Field Crew

John started at the farm in 2017.

Tom Wilson- Field Crew

Tom started at the farm in 2017

Michelle Bell- Office Assistant & Book Keeper

Michelle is new to Red Dog Farm in 2017.

Contact Michelle: office@reddogfarm.net