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Executive Team

Clint Carlson

Clint Carlson

President 
Ben Maney

Ben Maney

Vice President 
Collin Crocker

Collin Crocker

Secretary/Treasurer 
Alan von Borstel

Alan von Borstel

Past President 


County Presidents

  • Wade Bingaman, Baker/Union Counties
  • Emery Gentry, Umatilla County
  • Deacon Heideman, Gilliam County
  • Kurt Melville, Wallowa County
  • Rodney Cheyne, Klamath County
  • Josh Duling, Wasco County
  • Kevin Corn, Malheur County
  • Tom Duyck, N. Willamette Valley
  • Erin Heideman, Morrow County
  • Collin Crocker, S. Willamette Valley
  • Thad Eakin, Sherman County


Amanda has over a decade of executive leadership experience and a close connection to the Oregon Wheat industry, growing up on a dryland wheat farm in Wasco County. She represents Oregon's wheat industry in local, state, national and international arenas. Immediately prior to joining Oregon Wheat, she served as the Executive Director for a bi-state regional economic development entity. After more than 15 years in economic development, she returned to supporting wheat producers. She is the fourth generation on a dryland wheat farm in Wasco County. Amanda graduated from Whitman College with a degree in Economics, is the recipient of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship and has participated in numerous leadership programs. She serves her local community as members on various boards.


Shanna Hamilton

Director of Communications
Email Shanna
541-276-7330

Growing up in Eastern Oregon surrounded by Oregon’s beautiful Wheat Country, Shanna attended Helix High School and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Extension Education from the University of Idaho and her Master’s Degree from Colorado State in Integrated Resource Management; Agriculture Communications.

Shanna and her family returned to Pendleton in 2013 and joined the Oregon Wheat family in 2018.

Among various other duties for OWGL, Oregon Wheat Foundation and Oregon Wheat PAC, she manages and creates content for all of the Oregon Wheat social media platforms, bi-weekly newsletter, Oregon Wheat Magazine and website.

Cassandra Franklin

Administrative Assistant and Membership Coordinator
Email Cassandra
541-276-7330

Cassandra Franklin joined the Oregon Wheat Growers League in 2020.

Cassandra has worked extensively in the non-profit sector and we are delighted to bring her experience and knowledge to OWGL.

Cassandra brings experience in administrative functions, event coordination and membership development activities, working previously at the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute.


Cassandra will focus on membership duties and managing daily functions of the OWGL office.
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