About Us

       Cactus IFT is one of 53 regional sections of the IFT (Institute of Food Technologists).  Our members represent all areas of the food industry, from packaging to manufacturing to research & development and beyond. With professionals in industry, academia and government, we strive to promote all aspects of food technology.

      New students and seasoned professionals benefit from being a member of Cactus IFT. Meetings occur several times throughout the year (check out the Events page) for fun and informative evenings with outstanding speakers and tours. These events provide you with the opportunity to network, be active in your local area and enjoy gourmet cuisine.

       Anyone with an interest in the food industry is welcome to join!

Meet Our Board

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Kaylah Farina

Chair

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Craig Slaughter

Craig Slaughter

Past Chair

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Open Position

Chair-Elect

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Lorraine Hansen 

Treasurer

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Joyce Schlachter 

Secretary

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Tedley Pihl

Director at Large

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Alex Mohr

Director-at-Large

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Kadeem Hinton

Membership Chair

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Janine Neal

Marketing & Communications Chair

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Open Position

Standing Board Member

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Amy Pacheco

Student Liaison

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Michael Linares

Nevada Member Liaison

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New Mexico Member Liaison

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