Pete Taggares IV

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Taggares is a fourth-generation member of the Taggares family and experienced farming first-hand at Snake River Vineyards and on many other farms controlled by the Taggares family. In his youth, Mr. Taggares forged many long-term relationships in the Pacific Northwest farming community.

He brings to the company varied finance, development and risk management experience from agriculture, international business, energy and land development industries.

Mr. Taggares holds a bachelor of arts in business and finance from the University of Washington, where he graduated with honors/cum laude, and an MBA from Arizona State University.

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Rachel Noah

Chief Operations Officer

Rachel Noah is an accomplished finance and operations executive with experience across a range of manufacturing industries. Rachel’s broad areas of expertise include short and long-term strategic financial planning, budgets & forecasting, sales & operations planning, operations management, and business intelligence & analytics. She leverages her background in accounting, finance, and operations management to drive significant improvements in cross-functional processes, resulting in increased enterprise value.

Rachel completed the University of Oregon’s executive MBA program as part of class 34 and has undergraduate degrees in both Operations Management and Accounting from Washington State University.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys the three G’s – grilling, golfing, and gardening and spending time with her family

Keri Howard

Chief Financial Officer

Keri Howard brings to Taggares Fruit Company, both private and public accounting experiences. Keri has work experiences ranging from a public bio-technology company to a variety of public and private industries while working for a public accounting firm.

Keri graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and also graduated with her Master’s Degree in Accounting from Gonzaga University in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Subsequent to graduating from college, Keri obtained her CPA license in the state of Washington.

Peter Faucher

Farm Manager

Pete Faucher’s roots run deep within the Eastern Washington farming community. He has spent over 35 years growing a variety of crops including: Apples, Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Wine Grapes, Blueberries and Hops. For the past 28 years, Pete has been on the managing side of farming, with farms ranging from 200 acres all the way up to over 4500 acres. In the late 1980’s, he even managed a Hop Farm in Maidstone, England. Pete has experience in both conventional and organic growing methods. Pete was also the responsible person for naming the apple variety “Envy”.

With Pete’s vast experience in agriculture, along with his tremendous knowledge and people skills, TFC is very excited to have him on board as our Farm Manager.

Pete and his wife, Shelly, currently reside in the Tri-Cities. They have three grown children who were all born and raised in Eastern Washington. When he’s not busy on the farm, Pete enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Oscar Garcia

Irrigation Manager

Oscar Garcia was raised in a family of agricultural workers. He began working in the agriculture industry in 2000. During this time he learned about the thinning, picking and pruning practices of several different crops. This helped him gain the sufficient knowledge he needed to understand the mechanism of how an orchard is properly sustained.

He soon learned the growing practices of apples, cherries and blueberries, along with harvesting and fertilizing these crops. His career in agriculture began to blossom as he learned the ropes in managing employees and also irrigation systems. Shortly after this, he was involved in the development of new orchards, managing new irrigation install, and planting trees.

Oscar is excited to execute his knowledge and experiences to help TFC grow. He enjoys learning new things and is always up for a new challenge. Oscar is also fluent in both Spanish and English.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Logan Janin

Systems Manager

Logan grew up in Tri-Cities, WA and joined the Taggares Fruit team in 2016 while pursuing his degree at Washington State University. In 2017 he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Operations Management and became a full-time employee with TFC. Logan brings innovation, technical knowledge and consistency to the Taggares Fruit team. He leads the internal operations system, helps manage yearly budget and undertakes special projects amidst various other tasks.

In his free time, Logan enjoys watching the Seattle Mariners play and spending time with his wiener dog, Marley.

Stephanie Rojas

HR Manager

Stephanie brings knowledge, integrity and strong interpersonal skills to the Taggares Fruit team. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Washington University, where she majored in Business Management with a focus in HR Management and minored in International Business. Stephanie has a passion for people and enjoys working in the agriculture industry. She assists in many different areas for TFC including hiring and recruiting, H2A program, food safety, performance management, and local, state, and federal law compliance.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching sports and doing hair.