Northwest Horticultural Council
Mr. Powers accepted employment with the Northwest Horticultural Council in 1999. He is a graduate of Grinnell College (Iowa) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and environmental studies and a Master of International Management from The American Graduate School of International Management (Arizona).
|Boards and committees: Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables (chairman); Center for Produce Safety (Treasurer); Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports; International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA); Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance – Steering Committee; Tree-Fruit Technical Advisory Council (secretary); and U.S. Apple Association’s Government Affairs Committee|
Senior Vice President
Mrs. Tynan accepted employment with the Northwest Horticultural Council in 2015. Mrs. Tynan graduated from American University (Washington, D.C.) with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and print journalism.
|Boards and committees: Alliance for Food and Farming (Chairwoman); Alliance for Food and Farming Communications Committee; National Council of Agricultural Employers; The North American Trade Committee of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association; and the United States Apple Association’s Food Safety Committee and Crisis Communications Subcommittee|
Vice President for Export Programs
Mr. Scarlett joined the Northwest Horticultural Council in 2018. He is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration.
|Boards and committees: Apple Maggot Working Group; Washington State Department of Agriculture Fruit & Vegetable Advisory Board|
Vice President for Scientific Affairs
Dr. Epstein joined the Northwest Horticultural Council in 2019. He is a graduate of Washington State University, with a Master of Science degree in entomology, and received his Ph.D. in entomology from Michigan State University.
|Boards and committees: Crop Protection Coalition (treasurer); Minor Crop Farmer Alliance; USDA/SCRI Stakeholder Advisory Boards for Coordinated Agricultural Projects (Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted-Wing Drosophila); Washington State University Little Cherry Disease Task Force; and Western IPM Center Advisory Board|
Director of Congressional Relations and Export Programs
Mr. Bushue joined the Northwest Horticultural Council in 2020. He is a graduate of the University of Portland with a Bachelor of Arts in history.
|Boards and committees: Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) (Advisory Board)|
Technical Communications Manager
Mr. Langager joined the Northwest Horticultural Council in January of 2022. He is a graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism.
Mr. Zylstra joined the Northwest Horticulture Council in October of 2021. He is a graduate of Pacific University’s College of Business with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance & Accounting, and a Master of Science in Finance.
Ms. Noel joined the Northwest Horticultural Council in 2014 and provides administrative and secretarial support to the staff. Ms. Noel is a graduate of Central Washington University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and food science.