Samantha Piehoff, a fourth generation Sonoma County resident, has joined the Sonoma County Farm Bureau team as Executive Assistant & Office Manager.
Piehoff most recently worked for Summit State Bank in Santa Rosa as a Reports and Project Support Assistant. In this roll, she tracked and implemented bank wide projects, developed and maintained reports and attended events on behalf of the bank. Piehoff has worked in multiple capacities for Summit State Bank since 2014.
Previous to this, Piehoff worked at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds as an Administrative Assistant over the summers of 2013 and 2014. Piehoff studied Agriculture Communications at the Santa Rosa Junior College.
She graduated from Santa Rosa High School where she was actively involved in Santa Rosa FFA serving as Chapter President, Vice President and Treasurer and received her American Degree. She was a member of the Rohnert Meadowlarks 4-H Club since she was five where she participated in animal husbandry projects, cooking, home arts and leadership programs. During her time in 4-H and FFA she raised rabbits, market lambs, steers and breeding sheep.
Piehoff’s family has been farming in Sonoma County for four generations when her great grandparents settled in west county to raise chickens; her great grandfather, Max Herrerias, was President of Sonoma County Farm Bureau from 1947-48. Her grandparents settled in Roblar, raising sheep and laying hens as well as growing pumpkins. Piehoff’s parents worked for agricultural companies including Petaluma Poultry.
“Growing up in the agriculture industry instilled in me a strong passion and love for it, specifically for the community within Sonoma County,” said Piehoff who looks forward to bringing her skills and knowledge with her to her position at Sonoma County Farm Bureau.
In her position with Sonoma County Farm Bureau, Piehoff will coordinate the day-to-day activities within the office and provide a welcoming environment for visitors. Additionally, she will be responsible for coordinating all fiscal activities associated with office and organizational operations as well as providing support to the Executive Director and staff.
“Samantha is a great fit for our organization and we are excited to welcome her as part of our team,” said Tawny Tesconi, Executive Director. “She brings exceptional agricultural knowledge from her years of experience in 4-H and FFA as well as a strong professional background and set of skills.”
For more information visit sonomafb.org.