AKKPS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AKKPS DIRECTOR REGION MAP
The AKKPS has 8 Directors. 6 of the 8 Directors serve different regions of the USA and Canada to serve the AKKPS Membership. The other 2 Directors are back ups should a director be on vacation.
AKKPS DIRECTOR MAP BY REGION
- Step Plan / Buyer Registration Complaint Program
- Google Workspace Editor
- WordPress Editor
Caroline has been a member of AKKPS since February 2014 and has been raising and breeding KuneKunes since 2013. Her farm is located in Virginia.
She is currently the President of AKKPS as well as the volunteer Registrar. In the past has served as the Vice President and Treasurer.
Caroline brings AKKPS an office management and leadership skill set as well as 10+ years of KuneKune experience.
- New Member Coordinator
- Breeders List Coordinator
- Business Continuity Coordinator
After years of experience in the commercial swine world, and having several different breeds of pigs on her own farm, the first 3 KuneKune piglets arrived in 2017. It was clear from the very beginning that KuneKune pigs were a perfect fit and the rest is history! The herd has grown to be the main focus on the farm and Kate’s true passion. She loves working with this amazing breed of pig and mentoring and supporting the great people that come along with them!
Kate joined the AKKPS in 2019 when her first litters arrived and the service and support she received were second-to-none. Kate joined the AKKPS Board of Directors in 2020 in order to serve and give back to the greater AKKPS community.
- E-Blast Coordinator
- Co News Letter Coordinator
Jamie owns a small scale KuneKune farm located in the beautiful Northern Colorado. They use these incredible animals for rotational grazing during the spring and summer, and orchard clean up during the fall. Jamie looks forward to starting a pork program moving into 2023. Her first KuneKunes came as a gift in 2017, and it was all uphill from here. Her farm began a breeding program in 2021, and have had a lot of fun along with challenging learning experiences along the way.
Jamie enjoys creating a sense of community, and is excited for what the future holds with AKKPS!
Jeremiah has been a member of AKKPS since 2020 and has been raising and breeding KuneKunes since 2019. He is currently the Treasurer.
Jeremiah’s farm is located in Virginia. He brings a management skill set as well as business mind to the AKKPS BOD.
- Educational Article Coordinator
- Pure British/Pure New Zealand Certifier
Deb Allen is from Northern Indiana. She is a retired pharmacist, with a genetics background and an English minor. Deb and her daughter started raising kunekunes over 6 years ago on our family’s 80 acre farm, along with Appaloosa horses. She joined the AKKPS soon after. Their pigs have many uses including raising future breeding stock, meat pigs for our own table, and supplying kunekunes for small farms. They are very proud of their pure British KuneKunes, continuing the work of the UK pioneers.
Deb enjoys writing, especially about these remarkable animals, and is excited to share educational articles with you.
Mentoring is another great passion, as she likes meeting new people all across the US and Canada, and sharing information about KuneKunes.
She encourages any of you to volunteer your time to AKKPS!
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
Kirsten has been a member of AKKPS since 2019 and has been raising and breeding KuneKunes since 2018. Her farm is located in New Mexico.
Kirsten brings a wealth of experience in rotational grazing and farm sustainability.
- Pork Recipe Coordinator
- Photo Coordinator
Denise has been involved with AKKPS and in love with KuneKunes since 2020. She and her family reside on a farm in Missouri.
Denise is a retired teacher and enjoys working with people and helping them learn.
She brings organizational and research skills to the AKKPS Board of Directors.
- Co Newsletter Coordinator
- Advertising Coordinator
Amanda and her family added Kunekunes to their Florida farm at the beginning of 2021 and fell in love. They have set up their farm with pastures and rotational grazing just for their herd of Kunekunes. They have already learned so much from their animals and gained incredible experience.