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MEET THE TEAM

Vernon Waldren

Director

Since Vernon retired from Nebraska Extension in 2013 he has served as the executive director for the Friends of Extension & 4-H Foundation. As part of that connection with the Friends of Extension Foundation he served as the Douglas County Fair Manager in 2018. 

Debra Brooks

 

Manager

Debra brings over 20 years of Marketing, Graphic Design, and Event Management to the Douglas County Fair.

Her experience includes Canon, Paciolan/Ticketmaster, CATCH Intelligence, and she is currently the Communications Director and Executive Assistant at the Happy Hollow Club.

Courtney Scholting

 

Intern

Courtney is heading into her Junior year at Northwest Missouri State University studying Agriculture Science. Under this major, her three specialty areas are agriculture business, agriculture education, and agronomy.

DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Matt Gunderson

 

  • Douglas County Fair Advisory Fair Board Chair

Debra Brooks

 

  • Douglas County Fair Manager

Vernon Waldren

 

  • Extension Foundation Executive Director

Mike Pallas

 

  • Friends of Extension Foundation President

  • Site Coordinator

Lorraine Henry

 

  • Friends of Extension Foundation Finance Committee Chair

  • Fair Advisory Board Treasurer

Eddie Biwer

 

  • Vice Chair Fair Advisory Board

Kevin Christensen

 

  • NMC- Logistics Chair

Ken Pohlman

 

  • Midwest Laboratories Sponsor

Kent Grisham

 

  • Media and Public Relations

Lorrie Schrad

  • Volunteer

Fran Minnaert
 

  • Volunteer
     

Brenda Smith

  • Dvorak Law Group
     

Jayne Hutton

  • UNL Extension
     

Courtney Schaardt

  • NE Farm Bureau Foundation
     

Kevin Kock

  • Nexterior Construction

Marc Kraft

 

  • Douglas County Commissioner

Clare Duda

 

  • Douglas County Commissioner