Our Incredible Team

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

Leadership

Brian Rice – Founder /Principal
  • 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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Tom Sandy – Chief Operating Officer
  • Specialty – Compliance and Regulation
  • Favorite Cheese – Cheddar
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Customer Service

Mary Klein – Compliance and Finance Specialist
  • Specialty – Operations, finance and compliance
  • Favorite Cheese – Extra sharp cheddar
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Directors

Julianne Turk – Director of Finance
  • Specialty – Finance activities and banking relationships
  • Favorite Cheese – Naturally aged sharp cheddar
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Alysha Khan – Communications Director
  • Specialty – Marketing and graphic design
  • Favorite Cheese – Goat Cheese and Feta
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Mindi Rice – Director of Human Resources
  • Specialty – Human resources
  • Favorite Cheese – Manchego
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Brokers

Jon Spainhour – Broker
  • Specialty – Merchandising, client education and NFDM markets
  • Favorite Cheese -2 year old Cabot White Cheddar
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Andrew Faulman – Floor Manager
  • Specialty – Cheese markets and customer education
  • Favorite Cheese – Tillamook Cheese White Extra Sharp Cheddar
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Brian Fletcher – Broker
  • Specialty – Price risk management strategy development, implementation and execution
  • Favorite Cheese – Nacho
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Ryan Yonkman – Dairy Risk Manager
  • Specialty – Risk management for dairy producers
  • Favorite Cheese – Colby Jack and Brie
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Trevor Slegers – Broker
  • Specialty – Developing Fundamental Hedge Strategies
  • Favorite Cheese – Pepper Jack
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Joe Schmit – Broker
  • Specialty – Class III markets
  • Favorite Cheese – Parmesan
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Key Personnel

Jerry Dryer – Chief Market Analyst
  • Specialty – Dairy market analysis
  • Favorite Cheese – Triple Crème Brie
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Magnu Yee – Trader
  • Specialty – Electronic markets
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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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Analysts

Yuyang Zhang – Analyst
  • Specialty – Data analysis
  • Favorite Cheese – Mozzarella
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Cody Koster – Analyst
  • Specialty – Risk management for dairy producers
  • Favorite Cheese – Smoked Cheddar
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Zach Bower – Analyst
  • Specialty – Dairy risk management
  • Favorite Cheese – Gouda
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Kevin Peterson – Analyst
  • Specialty – Dairy risk management
  • Favorite Cheese – Smoked Gouda
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