Meet the People
There are many dedicated and key people who make Bay Baby Produce run throughout the year, more than we could possibly fit on one page. Here are just a few of the team members that help out on the farm and the roles they play. Feel free to contact us and we'd be happy to chat with you!
Michele Youngquist, Owner
Michele is the force and visionary behind Bay Baby Produce. She’s constantly on the move and coordinating a million moving pieces at once. She’s so much on the go reinventing the pumpkin and making things happen in the farming world that we couldn’t get her to sit down long enough to write her own bio!
Amber Deyo, Bookkeeper Extraordinaire
I joined BBP in 2015 and have performed a multitude of tasks throughout my time here. Currently, I am dedicated to being our full time Bookkeeper and Accounts Manager. I received my bachelor’s at WSU and prior to working here on the farm I spent my time traveling the west to work on various wildlife research projects. I’ve found my home here at Skagit County and it felt natural that I came to this position to continue my passion in natural resources and the outdoors.
Tyann Schlimmer, Sales & Logistics
My adventure with agriculture started on the family farm, picking berries and cucumbers. I started as a picker and eventually moved on to leadership roles as well as working in both accounting and sales. After receiving my BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology, I worked with Tree Top, Inc. Following this, I went on to get an MBA and a took a few years break from ag. I rejoined the field in 2013 when I became part of the BBP family. Here I work on our Sales Team as well as coordinating logistics. In my spare time I enjoy relaxing with my wonderful family and friends.
Travis Butler, Maintenance Manager
I grew up here in the Skagit Valley and I’m happy to still call this beautiful place home. I joined the BBP team in 2018 to help with maintenance and process development. I graduated from Bellingham Technical College in 2007. Since then I’ve gained experience working on farms, fishing and tugboats; as well as running a small fabrication and repair business. When I’m not wearing one of a half dozen hats here, you can find me out in the Puget Sound or up in the Cascade Mountains.
Katie Rayfield, Human Resources & Food Safety
I’m a native to Skagit Valley, which means its only natural for me to have worked in both the fisheries and the farming industries, albeit not at the same time. After receiving my BS from the University of Montana I spent six years working in fisheries research in the northwest and in 2019 I joined the Bay Baby team and transitioned into Ag. Here I use my biology background to assist the farm in maintaining their high standards of food safety. Like any good farm employee, I am also cross trained and take care of our Human Resource needs. When not on the farm, you’re likely to find me out on the water or running the trails somewhere.
Dane LaMay, Farm & Warehouse Production
I was born and raised in Skagit County, where I continue to reside with my wife and two children. I have never been one to venture far from the area as I’ve come to love the endless options of fun outdoor and social activities that make our little piece of NW Washington so unique. My family and I do our utmost to take advantage of everything our region has to offer, including ski trips and summer boating adventures in the San Juan Islands. My Ag background started when I joined a small berry farm and custom farming company, where I worked closely with BBP’s planting operations. I officially joined the team in 2018 where, much like my co-workers, I contribute in many areas including field management, traceability and production management, organic management and certification as well as safety.