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 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! 

Tyann Schlimmer, Sales & Logistics

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. 

Dane LaMay, Operations Manager

Dane LaMay, Operations Manager

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. 

Amber Deyo, Financial Controller

Amber Deyo, Financial Controller

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.

Nate Youngquist, Farm Manager

Nate Youngquist, Farm Manager

I am a fifth generation farmer in the Skagit Valley where I reside with my wife and daughter. I began my farming career at a young age helping my parents on the farm-mowing fields, selling berries, driving tractors and everthing else! In 2006, after studying soil science and business, I started a berry farm of my own and eventually expanded to 30 farmers markets a week with significant wholesale accounts encompassing organic and conventional berries as well as corn and other produce items. While expanding my business I was also growing pumpkins and squash for Bay Baby Produce since 2008. Each year my acreage with Bay Baby expanded along with my farming knowledge of cucurbits until it made sense to fully join the team in 2018. When I’m not farming I enjoy fishing, spending time with friends and family and getting lost in the woods in the Methow area.

Brandy Jensen, Human Resources and Food Safety Manager

Brandy Jensen, Human Resources and Food Safety Manager

Agriculture in its various forms has been part of my
entire life. Agriculture brought my family to the Skagit Valley while I was in high school and it has been my home ever since. I graduated from WSU with a degree in Agriculture and married my best friend the same year. Together with his family, we ran a value-added dairy business where I learned about all aspects of this challenging and worth-while lifestyle. In 2016, I started working at an amazing local shipyard as their Human Resources Manager and in late 2022, the opportunity came along to join the Bay Baby team. I love to take road trips, watch movies, read books, and spend time with my children and
family.

Lindsey Lance, Sales & Marketing

Lindsey Lance, Sales & Marketing

Growing up in Skagit County, I have always been intrigued by the rich agricultural history. I entered the Food Service Industry as I attended Eastern Washington University. In 2017 I made the jump to broadline distribution where I learned about logistics and the manufacturing process that impacts food service. When the opportunity arose to join the Bay Baby Team in 2022- I knew it would be a great fit! I love the dynamics of sales, marketing, and product development- while creating awareness in promoting better health through produce.

Kevin Faber, Maintenance Manager

Kevin Faber, Maintenance Manager

I joined the Bay Baby team late 2020 after serving 14 years in the US Navy. I was born and raised in New Jersey, but when my Navy travels landed me in Skagit County it felt like home. I feel blessed to have this opportunity to be working within this great community and being part of agriculture in Skagit County. As the Maintenance Manager here at Bay Baby Produce, I ensure all the equipment is ready to go when it is needed, and it all stays running! When not on farm, I enjoy exploring this beautiful area with my family.

Francisco Garcia, Warehouse and Farm Manager

Francisco Garcia, Warehouse and Farm Manager

Hello, my name is Francisco Garcia, originally from Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2017 I was given the opportunity to work year-round for the company and have been here ever since. 

I enjoy working indoors and outdoors, You will usually find me out in the fields and in
the Warehouse during the busiest time of the year when the pumpkins are ready to be packaged and shipped.

 

Veronica Sanchez Flores, Warehouse Manager

Veronica Sanchez Flores, Warehouse Manager

I’ve been here since I can remember, I started with the company picking Strawberries and raspberries then progressed to work in the Warehouse to now overlooking the quality of all the product coming into and leaving the Warehouse. This role has led me to work alongside my community to provide the best product to customers across our nation. During the off time I love spending time with my family and friends and enjoy being a helping hand.  

Alexandra Aguirre, Office Administrator

Alexandra Aguirre, Office Administrator

I come from a family that worked in agriculture for many years including myself. I have pretty much done it all- from working outside picking berries, to the production area and packing. I continue working my way up the ladder.  In 2018, I was given the opportunity to work in an office helping with the onboarding process & recruitment. Ever since then I have enjoyed working in an office environment helping employees or anyone walking into the office. Joining the Bay Baby Produce team in 2022 I'd say was a good step up the ladder. In my free time I love making memories with my kids. We oftne pack up the car and go on many fun adventures!

Salomon Camacho, Farm Supervisor

Salomon Camacho, Farm Supervisor

I came to Skagit Valley with my family a little over a decade ago. I started working in the agricultural fields of the valley picking all kinds of berries. Little by little I got more involved in agricultural work. In 2018 I had the opportunity to join the Bay Baby Produce team, I enjoy working here. I like everything that has to do with agriculture. Since then I have collaborated with the team in the process of planting, growing and harvesting a wide variety of pumpkins. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and going for short drives.