Staff

Staff 2018-01-18T13:52:34+00:00
Jessica Rollins
Jessica RollinsExecutive Director
Jessica joined the Farmamerica team in 2016. With a degree is psychology and multi-media, she has a wide range of experience in the ag industry, including public relations, ag communication, and marketing. She stays busy with her toddler and husband, Grant, who farms near Pemberton. (Photo courtesy of Waseca County News)
Crystal Paulson
Crystal PaulsonOffice Manager
Crystal joined the Farmamerica staff in 1999 and is responsible for all office administration – from bookkeeping and facilities rental to volunteer recruitment. Crystal studied Business Administration at Minnesota State University – Mankato with an emphasis in accounting. She lives with her husband and their three children in Waseca where she is very involved in local school activities.
Ellyn SwansonProgram & Communications Assistant
Ellyn will graduation from UMN-St. Paul in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications and Marketing. She will be developing and implementing educational programs and experiences, assisting with social media and writing assignments. When she’s not at Farmamerica, Ellyn is helping in the barns at Highview Farms near Hamburg, MN or sharing the story of dairy farmers on the Highview Farms Facebook page.
Gene KuntzSite Manager
Gene, a former Farmamerica board member, not only helps manage the grounds and buildings on our 360-acre site, he also brings over 30 years of ag education and rural economic development experience to Farmamerica. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Education from UMN-St.Paul. He and his wife reside near Waterville.
Nicole FriskSite Assistant
Nicole assists the site manager with day-to-day tasks, including event set-up, clean-up, and site decoration. She also manages two gardens and maintains landscaping. She and her family live in Waseca.