Board membership and Consulting Resume


Available for board membership/strategic consulting to assist with transitions, turnarounds and growth opportunities, I want to share the expertise I have accumulated over an extraordinarily varied career in food processing, acquisitions and sales, management of operations, finance, construction and hard assets. From 1985 to 2008 I was instrumental in every major initiative in my family business, Wilcox Farms, as we grew from $20M to $200M in sales through acquisition. I managed the strategic redirection as we shifted from commodity to value added marketing. Now I’m serving in my 4th term as a Washington State Representative and my third term as Floor Leader for the House Republicans. My interest is mainly fiscal committees, however as Floor Leader I am responsible to coordinate action on all areas of policy. The Washington State House is considered to be a part-time position and I am available about 25% of the year.

Core Competencies


Deal Making

Leadership negotiator for Washington House Republicans on the $7 billion Transportation budget and the $30+billion Operating budget as well as the dealmaker in multi-million dollar business acquisitions across the Northwest


Financial Management

CFO of a complex 4th generation $200,000,000 agribusiness firm. Responsible for banking and insurance relationships as well as primary responsibility for high level financial analysis and decision-making


Operations Management

Team building and personnel management in operations up to 700 employees; direct responsibility for four processing and distribution points in three states, processing over 1,000,000 of milk per week and dispatching more than 100 delivery trucks per day


Advertising / Marketing

Served as Chairman for 2 years of MILKPEP, the national milk processors advertising organization overseeing spending of $100,000,000/year of generic advertising and marketing funds Sr. Manager at Wilcox Farms during 1000% growth phase.


Project Management

Project management of green-field developments up to $10,000,000 and overnight business transition of acquisitions up to $20,000,000 in sales.


Board Memberships

  • Wilcox Farms
  • International Dairy Foods (Past)
  • National Milk Processors Education Program (Past)
  • Washington State Historical Society (Ex-officio Legislative member)

Professional Experience


  • Washington State Representative, Olympia, WA
  • Wilcox Strategies LLC, Roy, WA
    • Consulting business, asset management and forestry

1985 - 2008

  • CFO Wilcox Dairies LLC and Wilcox Family Farms - Responsible for administering $200 million annual budget.
  • Director of Operations, Wilcox Dairies LLC. Responsible for purchasing, plant operations and transportation across 350 people, 5 states, 3 processing locations and $150 million in sales.
  • Acquisitions Lead in 4 deals across the Northwest requiring overnight transitions of customers and consolidation of operations of business from $1,000,000 to $20,000,000 in revenues
  • Director for Inland Northwest. Managed from inception and supervised growth from 40,000 gallons per week to 200,000 per week over a space of 18 months. Responsible for all business planning and execution at this site. Supervision of 2 managers and up to 45 people. (Business unit became #1 dairy in Inland Northwest Market.)
  • Project manager for Wilcox Cheney plant. Coordinated planning for construction and business operations. Supervised acquisition of equipment and final installation
  • Director of Development. Investment analysis and project coordination including several green-field project developments
  • Wilcox Milk Plant Manager. Managed the Wilcox Farms Roy milk plant which became one of the largest volume fluid milk processing facilities in the Northwest region

Community Involvement

  • Fourth term Washington State Representative, Floor Leader for House Republican and Assistant Ranking Member on House Appropriations Committee
  • Former Chairman, National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board
  • Former Commissioner, Washington Egg commission
  • Former Commissioner, Washington Dairy Products Commission
  • Former President, Washington State Holstein Association
  • Former President, Washington Poultry Industry Association Past President, Yelm Lions Club
  • Founding Vice President, Nisqually River Basin Land Trust


  • BA History - Washington State University, Pullman, WA