Our Staff

Cassidy Marn - Executive Vice President
Cassidy Marn
Executive Vice President

Cassidy grew up on a wheat/barley/cattle operation in North Central Montana. She takes great pride in export development and promoting the high quality of Montana grain. For over 12 years working for the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, supporting research and varietal development to provide both producers and end users with the quality they need is her favorite part of the job.

Cassidy lives on Belt Creek with her husband, Jeff, and 2 children, Jett and Presley.

 

 

Sam Anderson - Market Development Director
Sam Anderson
Market Development Director

Raised in Southern Minnesota. Sam’s passion for expanding the wheat and barley industry in Montana is apparent. With a focus on logistics and quality, he will help connect you with the right strategic partner. Achieving Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics and minor in agricultural systems management from North Dakota State University. With small grains experiences as a crop scout and NDSU research assistant. Then previously working for a grain trading company reporting elevator inventories and accounting. Later that turned into working in a small team in the organic wheat industry that the company acquired.

Sam and his wife Kelsey live in Helena. He spends his spare time mountain biking, downhill skiing, and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings. You may even find him participating in local bike races.

Jason Laird - Communications and Marketing Manager
Jason Laird
Communications and Marketing Director

Jason’s professional career began right out of high school where he worked as a Radio DJ and in Sales. His work in media quickly progressed which led him to the television industry. With a passion for the outdoors, the most logical fit in television was to work as a Weather Forecaster. At this point in Jason’s career, he decided to further his education by studying Meteorology and Geo Sciences at Mississippi State. 

Jason moved to Colorado Springs where he continued working in Television and Marketing. His love for the Big Sky drew him back to the Treasure State in 2018. Upon returning to Montana, Jason worked in television as a Weather Forecaster and Agricultural Reporter in Great Falls.  

Although not raised on a farm or ranch, agricultural roots run deep in Jason’s family. His fathers’ family migrated to Montana in the late 1800 to farm north of Chester and ranch near Stockett. His mother’s side migrated from Germany in the early 1900s to farm and ranch in Eastern Montana and North Dakota.

Outside of work you’ll generally find Jason breaking clays at the local trap shooting club, hunting, or skiing. Jason also works as a Public Address Announcer for various events across the state.

Kolleen Spurgin - Administrative Assistance/Accountant
Kolleen Spurgin
Budget and Grants Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Suek - Administrative Assistance/Receptionist
Tammy Suek
Administrative Assistance/Receptionist