Our Incredible Team

When you hire Rice Dairy, you partner with the leading team of dairy risk professionals.

Leadership

Brian Rice – Principal, Founder
  • Specialty – Vision, culture, and helping organize meals
  • Favorite Cheese – Manchego and Merkts
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Pete Turk – Principal
  • Specialty – Futures industry and results
  • Favorite Cheese – Brewster Swiss
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Ryan Yonkman – Vice President
  • Specialty – Risk management for dairy producers
  • Favorite Cheese – Colby Jack and Brie
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Customer Service/Operations Personnel

Mindi Rice – Director of Human Resources
  • Specialty – Human resources
  • Favorite Cheese – Manchego
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Mary Klein – Compliance and Finance Specialist
  • Specialty – Operations, finance and compliance
  • Favorite Cheese – Extra sharp cheddar
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Julianne Turk – Director of Finance
  • Specialty – Finance activities and banking relationships
  • Favorite Cheese – Naturally aged sharp cheddar
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Paige Driscoll – Communications Specialist
  • Specialty – Media production and distribution
  • Favorite Cheese – Goat cheese with honey
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Kelsey Theile – Operations Specialist
  • Specialty – Analytics and compliance
  • Favorite Cheese – Parmesan
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Brokers

Jon Spainhour – Dairy Risk Advisor
  • Specialty – Merchandising, client education and NFDM markets
  • Favorite Cheese -2 year old Cabot White Cheddar
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Andrew Faulman – Dairy Risk Advisor
  • Specialty – Cheese markets and customer education
  • Favorite Cheese – Tillamook Cheese White Extra Sharp Cheddar
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Brian Fletcher – Dairy Risk Advisor
  • Specialty – Price risk management strategy development, implementation and execution
  • Favorite Cheese – Nacho
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Trevor Slegers – Dairy Risk Advisor
  • Specialty – Developing Fundamental Hedge Strategies
  • Favorite Cheese – Pepper Jack
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Joe Schmit – Dairy Risk Advisor
  • Specialty – Class III markets
  • Favorite Cheese – Parmesan
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Rosemarie Clohisy – Broker Assistant/Analyst
  • Specialty – Options Trading
  • Favorite Cheese – Blueberry goat cheese
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Analysts

Kevin Peterson – Analyst
  • Specialty – Dairy risk management
  • Favorite Cheese – Smoked Gouda
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Cody Koster – Analyst
  • Specialty – Risk management for dairy producers
  • Favorite Cheese – Smoked Cheddar
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Zach Bowers – Analyst
  • Specialty – Dairy risk management
  • Favorite Cheese – Gouda
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Ben Moest – Analyst
  • Specialty – Risk management for dairy producers
  • Favorite Cheese – Colby-Jack & Muenster
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Maggie Allen – Quantitative Analyst
  • Specialty – Data Analysis and Testing
  • Favorite Cheese – Havarti
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Key Partners

Jerry Dryer – Chief Market Analyst, Emeritus
  • Specialty – Dairy market analysis
  • Favorite Cheese – Triple Crème Brie
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Robbie Turner – Head of European Markets
  • Specialty – Europe and Oceania markets
  • Favorite Cheese – Kapiti Tuteremoana Cheddar Cheese
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David Metzler – Senior Software Engineer
  • Specialty – Full-Stack Development
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Grant Cupps – CTO of Vault Dairy
  • Specialty – Design and development of Vault Platform
  • Favorite Cheese – Sharp Cheddar
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Matt Gould – Chief Market Analyst
  • Specialty – Dairy Market Analysis
  • Favorite Cheese – Hooks 5-Year Cheddar
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Advisory Board

Andrew Friedman
  • Favorite Cheese – Swiss
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James Oliff
  • Favorite Cheese – Stilton
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Fritz Hirsch
  • Favorite Cheese – Maytag Blue Cheese
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