Meet the Board of Directors

Meet the people behind the scenes, responsible for putting it all together.

Jessica Woodworth, Vice President

Pageant/Fundraiser Co-Coordinator, Info Tent Coordinator, Sponsorship Coordinator

 

Jessica was born and raised in the area and has been involved in the festival since 2012. Her favorite way to eat asparagus is deep fried with Boom Boom sauce. Jessica's favorite part of the festival is the Taste and Arts & Craft Fair where she gets inspiration for her creative side.

Michele Amstutz, President

Spear-It 5k Coordinator, Fly-In Breakfast Coordinator

 

Michele was born and raised in the area and has been involved in the festival since 2008. Her favorite way to eat asparagus is grilled with garlic and olive oil. Michele enjoys every part of the National Asparagus Festival.

Jesse Rickard, Treasurer

Entertainment Tent Coordinator, Farm Tour Coordinator

 

Jesse has lived in the area since 1995 and

has been involved in the festival since 2012. His favorite way to eat asparagus is deep-fried. Jesse's favorite part of the

festival is seeing the local community come together to celebrate and support what makes our area so unique.

Mandy Achterhof

Queen Coordinator, Pageant/Fundraiser Coordinator

 

Mandy currently lives in Walkerville and has been involved with the festival since 2016. Mandy has been on the festival board since 2018. Her favorite way to eat asparagus is baked in the oven with olive oil. Mandy's favorite part of the festival is the parade.   

Lisa Newton

Taste of Asparagus Competition, Arts & Crafts Fair Coordinator, Food Vendors

 

Lisa has been on the festival board since 2017, but has supported the festival for a number years. Lisa has made her own asparagus soaps and other unique products that have only been available for purchase at the festival.

Gina Mead

Kidz Zone Coordinator, Family Fun Friday Coordinator

 

Gina currently lives in Hart and has worked as a festival volunteer for years. Gina has been on the festival board since 2017.

If you are interested in working with or joining the National Asparagus Festival Board, please send us a message.

For any general questions about the festival contact us at: nationalasparagusfestival@yahoo.com 

Leroy Glover

Royale Parade Coordinator

 

Leroy was born and raised in Oceana County and has been involved in the festival since 1984. His favorite way to eat asparagus is with smoked sausage. Leroy's favorite part of the festival is the parade because it is his pride and joy. 

Susan Merten, Secretary

Royal Parade Co-Coordinator

 

Susan lives in the area and has been involved with the festival for 15 plus years. She has been on the Board since 2019. Her favorite event is the Royale Parade. Her favorite way to eat asparagus is grilled. 

© 2019 by the National Asparagus Festival.

If you'd like to make a donation to the National Asparagus Festival, you may do so using Paypal.

Write us:

16 S State St

Hart, MI 49420

Call us:

(231)861-8110

  • Wix Facebook page

Stalk us:

National Asparagus Festival