John is a Hood River native, graduated from Wy’East High School. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology and Horticulture from Oregon State in 1975, and a Masters Degree from Michigan State in Horticulture. Upon graduation, John returned to Hood River to work on the family orchard, Wells & Sons, in 1978. John is in charge of production management for the family operation. John has served on numerous industry-related committees and boards including Hood River Grower Shipper Research Committee, Winter Pear Control Research Committee, and Oregon and Washington Horticultural Society, and he has served on Hood River Supply’s board since 2005.
Jason works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a science policy advisor within USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. He works with foreign governments to support agricultural trade, specializing in pesticide policies and regulations. Jason worked in Washington DC for 3 years before returning to live and run the cherry and pear orchard he owns on the west side of the Hood River valley. Jason has been a director for Hood River Supply’s Board since 2010.
Brian and his wife, Marla, own and operate a 50-acre pear and cherry orchard on Willow Flat Road. He attended schools in the valley and graduated from Oregon State University. Brian previously worked as a consulting engineer in California and Florida before returning to Hood River in 1991 to run the family orchard. He has served on Hood River Supply’s board since 2002 and has also served on the Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District Board and the East Fork Irrigation District Board.
Jason was born and raised in Hood River, Oregon. He attended and graduated from Hood River Valley High and then continued his education at OSU in their Ag program, majoring in agriculture business with a minor in crop & soil. He returned home and now works within his family’s orchard and packing house. Moore Orchards is a family owned orchard growing pears, apples, and blueberries. Jason has been a director for Hood River Supply’s Board since 2010 and is a current member of the Pine Grove Grange.
Randy was born and raised on the west side of Hood River and has owned and operated his own construction company for 35 years, doing mostly new construction work locally. His company took part in the construction of both the Odell and Hood River stores. As of 2019, Randy is semi-retired from construction. He has been on the Farmers Irrigation Budget Committee for the last 19 years, and he has served on Hood River Supply’s board since 2017.
Adam is a Hood River Valley native, raised on his family’s pear and apple orchard in Parkdale. After high school he attended the University of California, Davis where he received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics. Before returning to the valley, Adam spent four years as the operations manager on a central California livestock operation and six years as operations manager for a large pear grower in southern Oregon. Adam and his wife Staci moved back to Hood River in 2013. Adam now manages the family farming operation raising pears, apples, cherries and cattle. Adam serves on the boards of the Washington-Oregon Canning Pear Association and the Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers, and has served on Hood River Supply’s board since 2018.
Wade was born and raised in the Mosier Valley on a family farm. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1980 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He has worked on the family farm since 1988. Wade and Suzie raised 4 children, two of which still help with the farm. Wade has worked at Duckwall Fruit since 1994, most recently as Production Manager. Wade serves on the board for Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers as well as the Oregon Sweet Charry Commission, and has served on Hood River Supply’s board since 2018.
Michele is passionate about growth and innovation, using her teamwork and management skills to create and implement operational efficiencies across multiple stores while managing remodels, resets and store conversions. Her motivation for efficacy is matched by her down-to-earth dedication to customer relations and employee success, as she implemented appealing and engaging marketing and environments, featuring customer-focused events, Customer Rewards Programs, and leading the creation of materials and messaging that shares her desire for customer satisfaction and employee fulfillment, training, and growth.
Her passion for the outdoors and nature have been nurtured by years of equestrian pursuits, including dressage. She also enjoys outdoor living having grown up in Boulder, Colorado before moving to Washington in 1995—and she shares that same love with her husband Robbie, a general contractor and accomplished team roper, their 4 horses, 5 dogs and 2 cats. Together they spend their time at home with their horses and animals and enjoying the simple pleasures the outdoors can bring.