Board of Director Candidates

Buffalo District

Jerry Alma

Jerry is a retired farmhand. He and his wife, Joan, have six children: Jo Ellen, Jerrod, Amy, Kayla, David and Debbie. Jerry is a member of the American Legion, NRA and WCAPA, where he served on the Board of Directors. Jerry’s other interests include God, Family and Country.

Candidate Statement: “Hope to do the best I can for the coop and all members.”


Robert (Bob) Greski

Robert is retired from Tippecanoe Beverages where he was a sales manager. He and his wife, Carol, have three children: Jennifer, Robert and Michael. Bob is a member of the NRA, Disabled American Veterans and Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. Bob’s other interests include gardening, cooking and hunting.

Candidate Statement: “Looking forward to representing my district if elected.”

John Mitchell (I)

John is a retired scrap dealer. He and his wife, Linda, have three children: Jeremy, Dane and Christina. John is a member of Libanus Masonic Lodge, Secretary of Scottish Rite, American Legion, RIPEA and US Army Veteran, Vietnam Era. John has served on the LightStream Board committees of documents, scholarship and membership meetings and has been Secretary of the Monticello Masonic Lodge for 12 years. John’s principle interest is the betterment of life for all persons.

Candidate Statement: “I will continue to devote my energy to serving the membership, with the best interest of the cooperative first.”


Pulaski District

Keith Crist (I)

Keith is a website owner. He and his wife, Sandra, have two children: Stephanie and Jillian. Keith is Vice President of Pulaski Christmas Lights and has served on many of the LightStream committees over his tenure. Keith’s other interests include golf, TV and Internet.

Candidate Statement: “I wish our coop a very healthy and safe 2018 and hope to continue to serve as a viable board candidate.”


Cree Gerlach

Cree is a farmer that works with his dad, brother and uncle. Cree is a member of Boy Scouts of America. Cree has served as Director on the Farmer Grain and Supply Board at Thornhope, Cemetery Board of Directors for the Star City Cemetery West and on the Property Board for both the Boy Scouts camps for Sagamore Council and the Commissioner’s staff. Cree’s other interest is camping.

Candidate Statement: “I believe in the coop way of business. LightStream provides service that contributes to the quality of life in our local communities. As a young person running a business in this area I understand the importance of technology. I would work hard to provide quality service to our member owners.”


Star City District

Abigail Anspach

Abigail is a precision agricultural coordinator at Ceres Solutions. Abigail lives on a farm in Star City with her husband, Luke. Abigail is a member of Star City United Methodist Church and Executive Women in Agriculture. Abigail’s other interests include yoga, reading, cooking, photography and travel.

Candidate Statement: “I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the LightStream board and serve my community.”


Joel Webb

Joel is the owner of Webb Agri-Agronomy Services and Crop Insurance. Joel is a member of the Pulaski County 4-H Steer Committee. Joel’s other interests include hunting, raising livestock and hay and grain farming.

Candidate Statement: “It is with enthusiasm that I submit my application to serve you on the LightStream Board of Directors. As a local business owner in the digital agriculture space, I believe that with access to reliable, high quality services, our rural families and businesses will continue to thrive. Thank you for your consideration.” 



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