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, Chair
Indigo farmer, author, and educator living in Sonoma
County. Over 15 years of experience in natural dye farming,
textile education and public speaking. She is the
executive director of Fibershed.
Marlie de Swart
Teacher and small business owner living in Marin
County. Expert knitter, fiber scientist, and pattern
drafter who has been working with fiber for over
Dustin Kahn, Secretary/Treasurer
Graphic designer, gardener and natural
dye enthusiast living in Marin County. Over 35 years
of graphic design and marketing experience,
as well as experience in organizing classes and events.
Caretaker, 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.