Karianne leads the strategy and management of Dairy West and is honored to work for the state's dairy farm families. Prior to coming to the dairy industry, she served in a Business Development and Public Affairs role for a Boise-based strategic communication firm. She brings to the job 15 years of experience managing and leading government relations and public affairs functions for major food and consumer retail companies. Karianne lives with her husband, two children and yellow lab in Eagle, Idaho. They enjoy camping, hunting, fishing and any excuse to be outside.