Meet the Board of Directors

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

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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.

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Mandy Achterhof, Vice President

Website Coordinator, Pageant/Fundraiser Co-Coordinator, Info Tent Co-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.   

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Susan Merten, Secretary

Royal Parade Coordinator, Info Tent 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. 

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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.

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Jessica Woodworth

Queen Coordinator, Pageant/Fundraiser Co-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.

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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