Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Whatcom County WSU

Whatcom County WSU

Implementing Agency (IA)

WSU Extension

Key Contacts

Shannon Bachtel
IA co-Lead
Email Shannon

Talea Price
IA co-Lead
Email Talea

Amber Noskoff
Data Specialist
Email Amber

Mariah Brown-Pounds
SNAP-Ed Latinx Outreach Program Coordinator
Email Mariah

Whatcom County WSU SNAP Ed Program

About Us

WSU Whatcom County Extension SNAP-Ed has delivered programs in Whatcom County since 2004. We have focused our efforts on teaching nutrition education, food resource management, and healthy living tips and tricks to pregnant and parenting teens, food bank customers, middle and high school students, farmers markets, tribal communities, community gardens, and low-income housing centers. We believe everyone has the right to accessing healthy food and the information to know how to put it to its best use. We believe in supporting community members and organizations aiming to help others live healthy lifestyles.

Washington State University Extension.

Whatcom County WSU

Whatcom County WSU Facebook Page

Whatcom County WSU Instagram

Meet our Team!

Whatcom County WSU
Noelle Beecroft*
Program Supervisor
Whatcom County WSU
Karla Anderson
Program Educator
About Noelle Beecroft, Whatcom County Extension SNAP-Ed Program Supervisor: Noelle graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science and she is currently pursuing a graduate certificate from Portland State University in Sustainable Food Systems. She enjoys connecting with community partners, policy work around food access, supporting our Whatcom County farmers, and nutrition education in food banks and community gardens. In her off time, you can find her skiing Baker, fly fishing and foraging with her dog, or participating in way too many kitchen projects at once.


About Karla Anderson, Program Educator: Karla graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences and later received her Elementary Teaching Certification from Carroll College in Waukesha, WI. She gets her motivation and inspiration from people she meets in our classes and events. Karla’s focus is on teens, moms, and family nutrition and cooking education! When not working, Karla enjoys checking out new restaurants, traveling with her family, and hanging out outside with her two dogs.


Contact Us

Noelle Beecroft,

Current Programming

Direct Education

  • Around the Table
  • Food Smarts


  • Food bank and farmers market recipe demonstrations and tastings
  • Food bank and farmers market produce bundling
  • Healthy Food Pantry Assessments
  • Food Bank Staff Behavioral Economics Training
    • Walking events
    • Community health events
    • Grocery store tours
    • Community garden support and demonstrations
    • Support for SNAP Market Match and WIC & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Community Partners

  • Lummi Nation Tribal Health Center
  • Lummi Tribal Commodity Food Bank
  • Ferndale Food Bank
  • Foothills Food Bank
  • Lynden Food Bank
  • East Whatcom Resource Center
  • New Way Ministries
  • Bellingham School District – Sehome, Squalicum, Options
  • Baker Middle and High School
  • Crossroads Grocery Store
  • Bellingham Farmers Market
  • Bellingham Goodwill Job and Training Center
  • Whatcom County DSHS CSO