Management Team

Dick Woodin, President, CEO

Dick Woodin has been an employee at Congdon Orchards since 1978, after earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Washington, joining Congdon Orchards as Supervisor of the Yakima orchards.  Over the years he has gained experience in sales, packing and production, ultimately becoming General Manager in 1991, President of the Corporation in 2009 and Chief Executive Officer in 2011.  Dick also serves as President of the Yakima Valley Canal Company, has served on several industry organizations, including the Yakima Valley Growers and Shippers Association where he is Past President and the Pear Bureau Northwest, where he currently serves as a Director.  Dick also serves on the Board of Directors of Sage Fruit Company.  In 2011 Dick was awarded the Silver Pear Award by the Washington State Horticultural Association.

Mark Blore, General Manager

Mark Blore has been in the fruit industry since September 1982 in various capacities.  After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at Central Washington University in 1981 Mark continued his education by attending JM Perry Institute and graduating in 1982 with a degree in Refrigeration Heating and Air Conditioning.  During his years in the fruit industry he gained experience in operations through his work in maintenance, both in production and refrigeration.  Mark joined Congdon Orchards in 2009 as Assistant General Manager, ultimately becoming General Manager in 2011.  He has served on several industry committees throughout his career.      

Austin Breneman, CPA, Controller

Austin Breneman earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Professional Accounting major, and International Business minor from Eastern Washington University. Beginning his career in public accounting at CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP., Austin earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in 2016. Since his transition to private industry in 2017, Austin has served as Controller in the Agriculture and Construction industries. He joined Congdon Orchards in spring of 2020, and is a current Washington Society of CPA’s member.

Pamela Tabert

Pam has been employed at Congdon Orchards, Inc since November 1990.  She currently manages the Payroll Department, Human Resources and L&I accounts as the company Office Manager.  Pam earned her AA from YVCC and attended Central WA University.  She is a member of the State WISHA advisory committee representing Ag since 2012.  She has served and is currently serving with many volunteer organizations in the Yakima Valley.