Steering Committee

Biographies

Jeffrey Westman

Jeffrey brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial, managerial and philanthropic experience to Marin Organic. Since returning to the US in 2004 Jeffrey has dedicated himself to his true passions: sustainable agriculture (organic and biodynamic), education and evolved management practices; working to understand the relationship between the economic, social and spiritual aspects of organizational structure and efficiencies. Jeffrey is passionate about addressing today's economic, environmental, social, and cultural challenges in new and creative ways. His many years in Europe, particularly Scandinavia, opened his mind to the power of collaboration, consensus building and long term strategic thinking.

With over 15 years in the media and technology world, which included building and launching Yahoo! Sweden, Norway and Denmark as well as founding e-licious, a multi lingual recipe database, Jeffrey returned to his roots in farming and agriculture by reviving a tangled overgrown potato farm in the north of Sweden.

After shepherding California FarmLink through a complex restructuring which included building a robust micro lending program, Jeffrey was recently elected to the post of Board President. Jeffrey has served on the board of Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm for over six years where he was Chair of the Development Committee. During his time at Summerfield, Jeffrey helped grow the organization from a $4 million a year budget to over $5 million while increasing the net results of their yearly fundraiser by over 100%. Jeffrey is also an advisor and sits on the leadership council of Kitchen Table Advisors, a non profit organization working to help sustainable farms become sustainable businesses.