Position title: Director of Environment & Community Impact, Tillamook County Creamery Association
Jocelyn Bridson is the Director of Environment & Community Impact at Tillamook County Creamery Association, a Certified B Corporation and dairy cooperative founded in 1909 in Oregon. She helps manage strategies to reduce water, waste and energy across the food processing facilities and works with dairy farmers on best management practices. She also oversees the cooperative’s investments in the community, focused on supporting causes related to agricultural advocacy, food security and healthful children.
Prior to Tillamook, Jocelyn served as the Director of Environmental Science & Resources at Rio Farms in King City, California for nine years where she helped integrate sustainable agricultural practices on over 6000 acres of vegetables by managing technology such as soil moisture sensors, installing a one mega-watt solar array and using data-driven decision making to reduce water and fertilizer use. Jocelyn served as the Chair for the Science Advisory Panel for the California Department of Food & Agriculture, on the Monterey County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Monterey County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and CSUMB College of Science Dean’s Advisory Council.
Prior to working in agriculture, she spent a decade working in water quality, native habitat restoration and watershed education for non-profits and state and federal agencies. Jocelyn is a Certified Crop Advisor, has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science & Management from University of California-Santa Barbara and a B.S. in Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.