Meet Our Team
Emma is a senior at Petaluma High and this will be her fourth year in the Petaluma FFA. In school, Emma has taken Sustainable Ag Biology, Agricultural Mechanics, Ag Soil Chemistry, Vet Science, Floral, and Ag Systems Management. When she is out of school, Emma raises and cares for her market lambs which she shows at the county fairs, along with raising her dairy cattle. Additionally, she shows her Holstein and Brown Swiss cows at the local county fairs. Emma's Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) is raising and caring for her market lambs and dairy cattle throughout the year. Emma has been very involved in the FFA by competing on the Dairy Cattle Judging Team, the Best Informed Greenhand Team, an officer on the North Coast Region Officer team, as the Sonoma Section VP and Regional Secretary, as well as participating in numerous speaking competitions. Emma is extremely excited to serve as the chapter President this year and encourage more members to be involved. She is looking forward to seeing everyone and having a great and fun year!
Sydney is a junior at Petaluma High School and is serving as the 2022-2023 chapter treasurer. This is her third year in Petaluma FFA. She has participated in the Agricultural Biology, Intro to Ag Mechanics, Ag Systems Management, and Intro to Ag Welding classes. In her spare time Sydney enjoys playing basketball, raising market steers, and spending time with family and friends. Her SAEPs this year include; raising two market steers, growing her breeding beef herd, and working at Fallon Hills Ranch. She is excited to participate in this year's FFA activities and competitions.
Joey is a junior at Petaluma High School. He will be our chapter Vice President for the 2022-2023 school year. This will be his second year as an FFA officer and his third year as an FFA member. Some of his favorite things to do are riding dirtbikes, mountain biking, and hunting. Joey has been in many FFA competitions, been on the Ag. Mechanics team, and has had much fun and gained a lot of experience. He is currently taking Advanced welding and Ag soil chemistry. Some of his goals are to take many Ag. classes and go to events and conventions. He has an SAE in working for Jerrad Jensen Ironworks where he works in the shop, welds, and does installations of jobs. He can't wait for this upcoming year and hopes to do his best.
Kate Bruhn is a junior and 3rd year FFA member. Kate is the 2022-2023 chapter reporter for the Petaluma FFA chapter. She is currently taking intro to Ag Welding. She has and SAEP of market steers, and is currently going into her 5th year of showing market steers. She has been showing market animals for 8 years. Kate has taken Ag Bio, Ag Soil Chem, Intro to Ag Mechanics. In her spare time Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends, along with working with her animals. Her SAEP’s this year are raising two market steers and working at a chicken ranch in her spare time. Kate is excited to learn new things this year along with participating in competitions and conferences.
Haylee is a Senior and a fourth year agriculture student at Petaluma High. She is serving as our Secretary. Haylee is taking Ag Systems Management and SAEP this year. In Haylee's free time, she enjoys babysitting, hanging out with friends, photography and helping out in her community in any way she can. Haylee is also a part of 4H and shows market lambs all around California. Haylee has a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) in Marketing. Her favorite FFA activities are conferences.
Spencer Madson-Castillo is a sophomore at Petaluma High school this is his Second year in the Petaluma FFA. He is serving as the chapter Sentinel for the 2022-2023 school year. In school Spencer has taken Introduction to Ag Mechanics and Sustainable Ag Biology. Spencer's Ag classes this year are Intro to Ag Welding and Soil Chemistry. His SAEP is market swine. Spencer's market swine project started in 4-H eight years ago and continued to grow in FFA. Spencer enjoys wrestling and golfing for the high school. He is looking forward to being more involved in Petaluma FFA and excited for what the year has to hold for the chapter.