Profile #6: Brenda Thomas

Brenda Thomas, President

Brenda Thomas for Spotlight on Cherry GrowersBrenda Bailey Thomas establishes fourth generation stewardship and management of the family owned Orchard View Farms.  She was born and raised in The Dalles on the family cherry farm.  She is a graduate of Tufts University and a graduate of Oregon State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  With her husband, they established, operated, and eventually sold a successful veterinary practice of 15 years in The Dalles, Oregon.  Returning to the family business and named President in 2009, Brenda developed and streamlined the management team and developed the business strategic plan for the next decade.  She has been instrumental in expanding packing house capabilities.  Brenda is entering her eighth harvest with Orchard View Farms.

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