The Team 2018-07-18T14:01:15+00:00

Cairnspring Mills Team

Building a new grain mill requires talented, passionate people committed to producing the highest-quality product, educating the community about the benefits of fresh flour milled from local grains, and supporting the local agricultural community. Meet our team:

Kevin Morse

Kevin Morse – CEO and Co-Founder

As CEO and co-founder of Cairnspring Mills, Kevin taps into his deep experience as a farmer, economic development leader, conservationist and community builder and applies his can-do spirit to build the mill from the ground up. Kevin recognized that building a new regional grain milling business would bring value back to the community and farmers and was a critical part of revitalizing the local food system. An incorrigible optimist deeply rooted in the beautiful Skagit Valley, Kevin is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman and an Italian who loves to cook and bake.

Tom Hunton

Tom Hunton – COO and Co-Founder

Tom Hunton is a 3rd generation farmer and an accomplished business owner, mill founder and miller for Camas Country Mill. Tom brings this depth of understanding to his role as COO at Cairnspring Mills. Tom farms 2,700 acres and manages grain production contracts, building on many years of experience. A community leader and advocate for the agricultural economy of the Williamette Valley, Tom is also a widely-recognized trailblazer for the Pacific Northwest grain industry.

Dave Binczweski

Dave Binczewski – Mill Manager and Head Miller

Dave Binczewski is a miller and the distribution manager for Cairnspring Mills. He brings over 15 years of experience as a farmer and a production manager in a variety of agricultural industries. In the Skagit Valley and wilderness of Northwest Washington, Dave spends as much time as he can in the outdoors as a kayaker, mountain biker and disc golfer. Dedicated to supporting the local economy, Dave is working to build local food systems.

Josh Rivers

Josh Rivers– Production and Warehouse Assistant

Josh Rivers assists the production and warehouse team, keeping the mill humming and in compliance with procedural standards. Josh also helped build the mill from the ground up. To round out his responsibilities, Josh keeps the team up to date on new technologies. Meanwhile, Josh is studying to be a veterinary technician at Skagit Valley Community College. As an area native, Josh grew up in an agricultural community and is dedicated to preserving family farms.

Steve Brinn

Steve Brinn – Board Member and Co-Founder

Steve Brinn is a board member at Cairnspring Mills and is CEO at the Raptor Group. Steve manages the Raptor Group investments in Northwest Washington food production, processing and distribution ventures to build food system resilience and generate reasonable returns on capital. Raptor also invests in agricultural and commercial real estate. Steve previously served as COO and later Vice Chairman of Trillium Corporation, a real estate and resource investment company. Steve began his professional life as a business attorney at Brett & Daugert. He has been active in civic, environmental and charitable endeavors for many years.

Jerilyn Brusseau

Jerilyn Brusseau – Board Member

Along with her role on the board at Cairnspring Mills, Jerilyn Brusseau is a cook, baker, restaurateur, business-woman, humanitarian and cultural diplomat. She is a product-development consultant and culinary designer working with many national brands, including co-creating the recipe for Cinnabon World Famous Cinnamon Rolls in 1985. As a life-long baker, she is an advocate for the Northwest grain renaissance. Along with her culinary career, Jerilyn is co-founder of PeaceTrees Vietnam, a humanitarian organization dedicated to healing communities in Vietnam affected
by war.

Sue Hunton

Sue Hunton – Co-founder

Sue Hunton serves as a board member for Cairnspring Mills. Born into a grain-growing community, Sue has a deep connection to both the Great Plains and the Williamette Valley where she taught in middle schools until her retirement. Since then Sue inspired the launch of Camas County Mills and works alongside the team to manage day-to-day operations, focused on educational outreach and customer service. Sue carries this passion to her mission of bringing healthy foods to the community food banks, schools and health institutions.

Chris Brookfield

Chris Brookfield – Board Member

Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built dozens of resilient companies and systems, fueled by the power of local investment. Through Cairnspring Mills, he applies his design process of alignment, creativity and community immersion to transform the local grain industry and empower local food economies. In addition to his role as board chairman at Cairnspring Mills and entrepreneurial advisor and investor, Chris teaches innovation at the Idea Institute within Western Washington University.

Cairnspring Mills Key Partners

• Port of Skagit
• Camas Country Mill
• The Breadfarm
• The Bread Lab
• Patagonia (Tin Shed Investments)
• Salish Growth
• The Raptor Group
• King Arthur Flour
• Sugar Mountain Capital (Kurt Dammeier)

Farmer Dave Hedlin’s first delivery of wheat to Cairnspring Mills

Farmers

• Hedlin Family Farm – Dave Hedlin and Serena Campbell
• John Roozen at Washington Bulb Company
• Wallace Farm- Tim Wallace
• Hunton Farm
• Skagit Valley Farm – Tony Wisdom

The Cairnspring Mills Team

Building a new grain mill requires talented, passionate people committed to producing the highest-quality product, educating the community about the benefits of fresh flour milled from local grains, and supporting the local agricultural community. Meet our team:

Kevin Morse

Kevin Morse – CEO and Co-Founder

As CEO and co-founder of Cairnspring Mills, Kevin taps into his deep experience as a farmer, economic development leader, conservationist and community builder and applies his can-do spirit to build the mill from the ground up. Kevin recognized that building a new regional grain milling business would bring value back to the community and farmers and was a critical part of revitalizing the local food system. An incorrigible optimist deeply rooted in the beautiful Skagit Valley, Kevin is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman and an Italian who loves to cook and bake.

Tom Hunton

Tom Hunton – COO and Co-Founder

Tom Hunton is a 3rd generation farmer and an accomplished business owner, mill founder and miller for Camas Country Mill. Tom brings this depth of understanding to his role as COO at Cairnspring Mills. Tom farms 2,700 acres and manages grain production contracts, building on many years of experience. A community leader and advocate for the agricultural economy of the Williamette Valley, Tom is also a widely-recognized trailblazer for the Pacific Northwest grain industry.

Dave Binczweski

Dave Binczewski – Mill Manager and Head Miller

Dave Binczewski is a miller and the distribution manager for Cairnspring Mills. He brings over 15 years of experience as a farmer and a production manager in a variety of agricultural industries. In the Skagit Valley and wilderness of Northwest Washington, Dave spends as much time as he can in the outdoors as a kayaker, mountain biker and disc golfer. Dedicated to supporting the local economy, Dave is working to build local food systems.

Josh Rivers

Josh Rivers– Production and Warehouse Assistant

Josh Rivers assists the production and warehouse team, keeping the mill humming and in compliance with procedural standards. Josh also helped build the mill from the ground up. To round out his responsibilities, Josh keeps the team up to date on new technologies. Meanwhile, Josh is studying to be a veterinary technician at Skagit Valley Community College. As an area native, Josh grew up in an agricultural community and is dedicated to preserving family farms.

Steve Brinn

Steve Brinn – Board Member and Co-Founder

Steve Brinn is a board member at Cairnspring Mills and is CEO at the Raptor Group. Steve manages the Raptor Group investments in Northwest Washington food production, processing and distribution ventures to build food system resilience and generate reasonable returns on capital. Raptor also invests in agricultural and commercial real estate. Steve previously served as COO and later Vice Chairman of Trillium Corporation, a real estate and resource investment company. Steve began his professional life as a business attorney at Brett & Daugert. He has been active in civic, environmental and charitable endeavors for many years.

Jerilyn Brusseau

Jerilyn Brusseau – Board Member

Along with her role on the board at Cairnspring Mills, Jerilyn Brusseau is a cook, baker, restaurateur, business-woman, humanitarian and cultural diplomat. She is a product-development consultant and culinary designer working with many national brands, including co-creating the recipe for Cinnabon World Famous Cinnamon Rolls in 1985. As a life-long baker, she is an advocate for the Northwest grain renaissance. Along with her culinary career, Jerilyn is co-founder of PeaceTrees Vietnam, a humanitarian organization dedicated to healing communities in Vietnam affected
by war.

Sue Hunton

Sue Hunton – Co-founder

Sue Hunton serves as a board member for Cairnspring Mills. Born into a grain-growing community, Sue has a deep connection to both the Great Plains and the Williamette Valley where she taught in middle schools until her retirement. Since then Sue inspired the launch of Camas County Mills and works alongside the team to manage day-to-day operations, focused on educational outreach and customer service. Sue carries this passion to her mission of bringing healthy foods to the community food banks, schools and health institutions.

Chris Brookfield

Chris Brookfield – Board Member

Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built dozens of resilient companies and systems, fueled by the power of local investment. Through Cairnspring Mills, he applies his design process of alignment, creativity and community immersion to transform the local grain industry and empower local food economies. In addition to his role as board chairman at Cairnspring Mills and entrepreneurial advisor and investor, Chris teaches innovation at the Idea Institute within Western Washington University.

Cairnspring Mills Key Partners
  • Port of Skagit
  • Camas Country Mill
  • The Breadfarm
  • The Bread Lab
  • Patagonia (Tin Shed Investments)
  • Salish Growth
  • The Raptor Group
  • King Arthur Flour
  • Sugar Mountain Capital (Kurt Dammeier)

Farmer Dave Hedlin’s first delivery of wheat to Cairnspring Mills

Farmers
  • Hedlin Family Farm – Dave Hedlin and Serena Campbell
  • John Roozen at Washington Bulb Company
  • Wallace Farm- Tim Wallace
  • Hunton Farm
  • Skagit Valley Farm – Tony Wisdom

The Cairnspring Mills Team

Building a new grain mill requires talented, passionate people committed to producing the highest-quality product, educating the community about the benefits of fresh flour milled from local grains, and supporting the local agricultural community. Meet our team:

Kevin Morse – CEO and Co-Founder

As CEO and co-founder of Cairnspring Mills, Kevin taps into his deep experience as a farmer, economic development leader, conservationist and community builder and applies his can-do spirit to build the mill from the ground up. Kevin recognized that building a new regional grain milling business would bring value back to the community and farmers and was a critical part of revitalizing the local food system. An incorrigible optimist deeply rooted in the beautiful Skagit Valley, Kevin is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman and an Italian who loves to cook and bake.

Tom Hunton – COO and Co-Founder

Tom Hunton is a 3rd generation farmer and an accomplished business owner, mill founder and miller for Camas Country Mill. Tom brings this depth of understanding to his role as COO at Cairnspring Mills. Tom farms 2,700 acres and manages grain production contracts, building on many years of experience. A community leader and advocate for the agricultural economy of the Williamette Valley, Tom is also a widely-recognized trailblazer for the Pacific Northwest grain industry.

Dave Binczewski – Mill Manager and Head Miller

Dave Binczewski is a miller and the distribution manager for Cairnspring Mills. He brings over 15 years of experience as a farmer and a production manager in a variety of agricultural industries. In the Skagit Valley and wilderness of Northwest Washington, Dave spends as much time as he can in the outdoors as a kayaker, mountain biker and disc golfer. Dedicated to supporting the local economy, Dave is working to build local food systems.

Josh Rivers– Production and Warehouse Assistant

Josh Rivers assists the production and warehouse team, keeping the mill humming and in compliance with procedural standards. Josh also helped build the mill from the ground up. To round out his responsibilities, Josh keeps the team up to date on new technologies. Meanwhile, Josh is studying to be a veterinary technician at Skagit Valley Community College. As an area native, Josh grew up in an agricultural community and is dedicated to preserving family farms.

Steve Brinn – Board Member and Co-Founder

Steve Brinn is a board member at Cairnspring Mills and is CEO at the Raptor Group. Steve manages the Raptor Group investments in Northwest Washington food production, processing and distribution ventures to build food system resilience and generate reasonable returns on capital. Raptor also invests in agricultural and commercial real estate. Steve previously served as COO and later Vice Chairman of Trillium Corporation, a real estate and resource investment company. Steve began his professional life as a business attorney at Brett & Daugert. He has been active in civic, environmental and charitable endeavors for many years.

Jerilyn Brusseau – Board Member

Along with her role on the board at Cairnspring Mills, Jerilyn Brusseau is a cook, baker, restaurateur, business-woman, humanitarian and cultural diplomat. She is a product-development consultant and culinary designer working with many national brands, including co-creating the recipe for Cinnabon World Famous Cinnamon Rolls in 1985. As a life-long baker, she is an advocate for the Northwest grain renaissance. Along with her culinary career, Jerilyn is co-founder of PeaceTrees Vietnam, a humanitarian organization dedicated to healing communities in Vietnam affected
by war.

Sue Hunton – Co-founder

Sue Hunton serves as a board member for Cairnspring Mills. Born into a grain-growing community, Sue has a deep connection to both the Great Plains and the Williamette Valley where she taught in middle schools until her retirement. Since then Sue inspired the launch of Camas County Mills and works alongside the team to manage day-to-day operations, focused on educational outreach and customer service. Sue carries this passion to her mission of bringing healthy foods to the community food banks, schools and health institutions.

Chris Brookfield – Board Member

Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built dozens of resilient companies and systems, fueled by the power of local investment. Through Cairnspring Mills, he applies his design process of alignment, creativity and community immersion to transform the local grain industry and empower local food economies. In addition to his role as board chairman at Cairnspring Mills and entrepreneurial advisor and investor, Chris teaches innovation at the Idea Institute within Western Washington University.

Cairnspring Mills Key Partners
  • Port of Skagit
  • Camas Country Mill
  • The Breadfarm
  • The Bread Lab
  • Patagonia (Tin Shed Investments)
  • Salish Growth
  • The Raptor Group
  • King Arthur Flour
  • Sugar Mountain Capital (Kurt Dammeier)

Farmer Dave Hedlin’s first delivery of wheat to Cairnspring Mills

Farmers
  • Hedlin Family Farm – Dave Hedlin and Serena Campbell
  • John Roozen at Washington Bulb Company
  • Wallace Farm- Tim Wallace
  • Hunton Farm
  • Skagit Valley Farm – Tony Wisdom