Our Staff

Detering Orchards isn’t just a business, it’s a family tradition of service to our community for four generations. The farm has been a part of our home since 1934 and like any honored houseguest, when you come to visit we want to make sure you feel welcomed and appreciated. We have the friendliest and most helpful staff around, so we’d like to induce you to them :


Name: Greig Roger Detering
Job Title: Co-Owner, Director of Operations
Time at Company: Since birth
Background: Greig is the son of Sharon and Roger Detering, and grandson of Marie and Gerald, the founders of Detering Orchards. Formerly a Telecommunications Engineer, Marketing Manager and Christian Missions Director, Grieg now oversees the day to day operations of the farm. Greig’s favorite food is fresh fruit and any pie or cobbler made from his mom’s cook book and he likes the Ronald Reagan quote, “‘Status Quo'” is Latin for ‘The Mess We’re In'”.

Name: Becky Detering
Job Title: Co-Owner, Director of Marketing and Sales
Time at Company: Since birth
Background: Becky is the daughter of Sharon and Roger Detering, and granddaughter of Marie and Gerald, the founders of Detering Orchards.

Name: Brittany Burr
Job Title: Retail Associate
Time at Company: Since 2003
Background: Brittany hopes to graduate in 2014 and then get a job teaching first or second grade. Her favorite food are pears and her favorite time of the year is October (because that is when Bosc pears are ripe).

Name: Cynthia Dixon
Job Title: Retail Manager
Time at Company: Since age 13
Background: Cindy’s family moved from Wisconsin to Oregon when she was around 13 years old and she started working at Detering Orchards a short time later. She runs most of the operations around Detering’s fruit stand, including the Cider Barn and U-Pick sales. She loves to dance, watch football (Go Ducks!), cook, eat lobster and take walks. She is a deeply religious person and says about herself, “My belief in Jesus is most important to me”. Her favorite saying is “Always count your blessings”.

Name: Eli Ikard
Job Title: Retail Associate
Time at Company: Since age 13
Background: Eli started working summers at Detering’s when he was 13 years old. Of himself he says, “I love life, family, and enjoy what I do!”

Name: Lindsey Leighton
Job Title: Retail Associate
Time at Company: Since 2009
Background: Lindsay graduated in June 2010 with a BS in dietetics and a minor in exercise physiology. Of herself she says, “I love anything outdoors! My favorite food is carrots. Jesus is at the center of my life!”

Name: Janice Malpass
Job Title: Retail Associate
Time at Company: Since 2002
Background: Janice’s life motto is “Have fun”.

Name: Bailey
Job Title: Farm Dog
Time at Company: Since 2010
Background: Bailey’s food is anything and everything, such as dog food, bones and the occassional stick. She loves to play with kids and sleep. Of herself, Bailey says, “I like a lot of attention. If you pet me, we’ll be friends forever!”

Serving the Willamette Valley since 1934