1819 West 'J' Street
Yakima, WA 98902
509.453.0386

Yakima Specialties has been able to attract a professional cross section of community leaders to service on its Board of Directors to provide guidance and a vision with no boundaries.

President Don Carrell
Vice President Betty Newquist
Treasurer Kellen Holgate
Secretary Greg Barstad
Board Member Doug Snipes
Board Member Derek LaFramboise
Board Member Ralph Cumbee
Associate Member Ron King
Associate Member Dick Picatti

Board Members' Background

Don Carrell – President (2007)
General Manager, Rainier Plastics, Inc..

MBA Gonzaga University. Perry Technical Institute Foundation Board member, Yakima Valley Tech Advisory Council, ESD 105 South Central Washington STEM Advisory Team, Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Board Treasurer.


Betty Newquist – Vice President (2015)
Betty received Advocacy Leadership Training through the State Developmental Disabilities Council. Betty has served as the Arc of Yakima County Board president twice, Entrust Community Services Board for 6 years and the Arc of Washington State for 3 years. Betty has been on the Transition Fair Committee for 15 years. Betty has a beautiful daughter that happens to have autism.


Kellen Holgate – Treasurer (2017)
Attorney, Halverson Northwest

University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication; University of Oregon School of Law. Member of: the American Bar Association, Yakima County Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association.


Greg Barstad – Secretary (2017)
Sales and Marketing / Irwin Research and Development

AA Portland Community College
Certified Personal Trainer: Fitour/ACE
Previously a volunteer Hospice Chaplain Yakima Regional and Special Olympics Cycling Coach


Doug Snipes – Director (2013)
Fruit Packers Supply Co, Salesman.

Derek LaFramboise – Director (2015)
Sales, International Paper

Central Washington University with degree in Public Relations. Previously a member of the City of Yakima Planning Commission, and the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Community Advisory Board. Currently a member of the Pegasus Riders



Ralph Cumbee – Director (2017)
SVP, CXO, Solarity Credit Union

University of South Florida with Bachelor of Science in Finance, Graduate School of Banking, LSU; Master of Professional Banking (2003)




Date in parentheses is the year each member joined the board.