Susie Cortez

Office Manager
Kern County Farm Bureau is excited to announce our new office manager, Susie Cortez. Cortez is a native of Kern County with strong ties and is happy to call Bakersfield her home. She attended local schools including earning a vocational degree at Bakersfield College while continuing her education at CSUB obtaining her BA in Communications and Marketing. After spending 25 years in the nonprofit and media arenas, Cortez has an array of experience in communication, organizational skills, and membership building. Cortez joins the Kern County Farm Bureau eager to contribute and learn more about the heart beat of agriculture in the second highest agricultural producing county in the nation.

Beatris Espericueta Sanders

Executive Director
Beatris Espericueta Sanders, was raised in a farming family in Shafter, California.  graduated with a degree from Northern Arizona University in Psychology and Spanish.  She spent two years in Bakersfield, representing the constituents in the 31st Assembly district under Assemblywoman Nicole Parra before moving to New York.  Espericueta Sanders spent five years working for the global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company in New York City.  Currently, Mrs. Sanders advocates for the farming community in Kern County as the Executive Director of the Kern County Farm Bureau.