Our board was created to reflect the community that we serve, and represents farming, ranching, small business ownership, and those with hands-on fiber skills training.
Rebecca Burgess, M.Ed, Chair
Indigo farmer, author, and community organizer. Her work is focused on natural dye processes and regenerative agriculture, textile education and public speaking. She is the executive director of Fibershed.
Marlie de Swart
Fiber skills educator and small business owner. Expert knitter, fiber scientist, and pattern drafter who has been working with fiber for over 40 years.
Dustin Kahn, Secretary/Treasurer
Graphic designer, and natural dye grower and instructor. Over 35 years of graphic design and marketing experience, as well as experience in organizing classes and events.
Sheep rancher, educator living in Napa County. 35 years of experience blending fine art and ranching. She keeps an art career afloat while managing over 200 fiber animals on the 2,000 acres that she’s been caretaking for over 20 years.