Board of Directors

New Season has 7 Directors.  They serve unlimited terms.  Many serve for a few years and then retire as the work can be time consuming. If you are interested in becoming a director, please send a message through our CONTACT page on this website.
Jim Durst


Jim is one of the Founding Directors and has served as President since the organization began.  He is a local organic farmer who is passionate about the town as he grew up in Esparto.

Alice Manas


Alice is an attorney in Woodland and is a local farmer with her husband Fred at Manas Ranch.  They also own and operate Manas Custom Meats in Esparto.

Bill Hailey

Bill has been a member of the Board since 2012.  Both he and his wife were raised in Winters and Capay / Esparto, respectively, both are committed to the area and now live on  her family farm between Winters and Madison. He is an architect and urban  planner, consulting locally and has served on several local area Boards, the last being the Yolo County Historical Museum.

Randy Byrne

Randy is retired from Microsoft where he was a Program Manager for Microsoft Outlook. He has lived in Esparto for over 35 years and also served on the Board of Friends of the Esparto Regional Library (FERL). He now serves on the Board of the Yolo County Library Foundation.

Linda Pillard


Linda is a long-time resident and local Real Estate Consultant. With over 23 years of experience, she is guided both by practical and intellectual curiosity. Linda is very knowledgeable in residential real estate, and rural properties such as land, farm and ranch.  She has lived in the area for over 30 years and is dedicated and committed to community service.


Kelly Currywood


Kelly grew up in Esparto and the Capay Valley. Kelly works as a project coordinator for UC Davis Real Estate Services, P3 projects, and operates a flower farm, Circle Z Farms in Capay Valley. She has 15+ years’ experience with coordinating and managing events including fundraisers. She also has 9+ years' experience of construction project coordination. She is currently on the Thriving Pink Board, supporting local women with a breast cancer diagnosis and the Esparto Chamber of Commerce. She hopes to make a positive and everlasting effect on the community she loves so much.

Lynn Rolston


Lynn is also a founding Director and serves as the Treasurer. Lynn and her husband, who has recently retired from a career as a pharmacist, have moved to Winters.  She is still very involved in Esparto and New Season.  She works at Durst Organic Growers.

Wes Ervin

Wes was one of the founding Directors but had to resign to pursue his career in County government.  He now has a consulting business - Wes Ervin Associates.  This allowed him to rejoin the Board bringing his considerable expertise back with him. Wes is currently on a leave of absence from the Board.