Board of Directors

Stacy Barnes

Stacy grew up in Greensburg and moved back shortly after the May 2007 tornado to work for the city. She served as assistant to the city administrator, Big Well Museum and Tourism director and for the last two years has been the city administrator.  She helped organize the inaugural Big Kansas Road Trip in 2018 in Barber, Comanche and Kiowa counties.

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Dave Procter

Kansas Explorer #594, Dave served as director of the Center of Engagement and Community Development at K-State from its inception in 2006 to 2020. He was a longtime professor and department head in the Communication Studies, Theatre & Dance program and director of the Institute for Civic Discourse & Democracy.

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Lea Ann Seiler

A life-long Kansan, Lea Ann Seiler grew up in Eastern Kansas and has raised her 5 children in SW Kansas with her husband, Gary.  She currently serves as the SW Kansas Entrepreneurship Manager for NetWork Kansas, but served as the Economic Development Director for Hodgeman County for the 15 years prior.  Lea Ann also serves on the Board of Trustees for United Wireless and is passionate about improving the quality of life in SW Kansas.

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Sarah Werner

Sarah Werner is the CEO of the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce and co-owner of Werner Creek Farm. 

Sarah thinks the perception that rural is boring is an issue that KSF has been working to combat for years.  She says, “I think there is even more we can do to educate people about the fascinating and wonderful attributes of rural Kansas and I am excited to be a part of that process on the board.” 

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Luke Mahin

Luke Mahin is a native of Courtland and returned in 2010 after college. He is a co-owner of Irrigation Ales, which is, because of its location in a town of 294 and proximity to the Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District, one of the most "pivotal" breweries in the midwest. Before opening Irrigation Ales, Luke was the Republic County Economic Development director. He currently serves on the Republic County Foundation board as well as Courtland's Arts Council, Fun Day committee, and Fermentation Club. 

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