Advisory Board

March 3rd 2020

The Ad-Hoc Advisory Board is part of Provender Alliance’s community brain trust, comprised of members who advise the Executive Director with their feedback, input, and overall expertise on an as-needed basis.


Dag FalckDag FalckWorking with Nature’s Path Foods since 2003 has afforded Dag the opportunity to work intimately with many aspects of the organic movement such as regulations, enforcement, supply and customer interactions. Prior to coming to Nature’s Path, Dag was an independent organic inspector for 14 years, auditing all types of farms and processing facilities.

President: COTA (Canada Organic Trade Association)
Board member: IFOAM NA.
Co-Chair: Carbon Sequestration in Organic Task Force, Organic Value Chain Round Table Canada

Dag also oversees the operations of the 5,000 acres Legend Organic Farm in Saskatchewan, which is currently certified by Real Organic Project (ROP) and Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC).

Author Stacy KrakerStacy KrakerAs Director of Marketing and Sales at Hummingbird Wholesale, Stacy also serves as board president and marketing committee chair for the Oregon Organic Coalition and brings over 17 years of dynamic work experience, dedicated to growing the organic trade and community. Forward-thinking and innovative, she provides skills in strategic planning, marketing, and community outreach and engagement.

Stacy holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree focused in American Studies, Social Justice and Human Relations, Communications from St. Cloud State University.


Vicki Reich – Vicki brings over twenty years of experience in the Natural Products Industry to her advisory role.  She previously served as Provender Alliance’s Executive Director for 2 1/2 years and also was on the organization’s Board of Directors for 8 years.

She worked as the Grocery Manager at the Moscow Food Co-op, and as Store Manager of Winter Ridge Natural Foods. She and her husband owned and recently sold the craft bottle shop and taproom, Idaho Pour Authority, in Sandpoint, Idaho.


Lisa Spicka – As a sustainability strategist and educator in the natural products industry, and CEO of Maracujá Solutions, Lisa Spicka helps clients assess, build, and integrate sustainability strategies, cross-sector initiatives, and supply chain engagement programs. These solutions enable scaling of services, products, and industry resources with integrity, reduce risk, create loyalty, improve brand reputation and product quality, and contribute to a regenerative community culture.

Lisa has worked extensively in the United States and Latin America, with deep experience in the non-profit, coffee, medicinal herbs, and dairy/cheese sectors. Key professional contributions include work with the Sustainable Food Trade Association, Cypress Grove Chevre, Trout Lake Farm, the Climate Collaborative, and the Organic Crop Improvement Association. Her roles have included domestic and global leadership in operations and project management, educational events, supplier management, and sustainability.

She holds a Spanish degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and graduated cum laude from Thunderbird School of Global Management, with a Global MBA in sustainable supply chain management.