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Board of Directors

New Season has 9 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. 

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.

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.

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.

Sue Heitman

Sue is a founding member who has recently rejoined New Season. Sue worked on local projects first as board member then as Executive Director of Capay Valley Vision. In this capacity, she helped develop Esparto Streetscape design, the Tuli Memorial Park and Pool project, Taste of Capay and Esparto Murals projects, mostly through fundraising efforts. Sue also served on many local boards including First Five Yolo and the Yolo Community Foundation. Sue and her husband Larry are donors to local projects and enjoy their retirement. 

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.

Noah Barnes

Noah is a partner in Farm Fresh to You. He rejoins the New Season Board after working in the Seattle area. Noah developed the Farm's wholesale business model. Noah now focuses on strategic business partnerships for the Farm.

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