Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers Council

Ambassadors/Sweetheart

2023-2024 Ambassadors

Madison Vandermark

Maple Ambassador

Madison is the 17 year old daughter of Chad and Jennifer Carpenter from Sabinsville, PA. She is a Junior at Cowanesque Valley High School. She is an FFA officer for their own maple committee, which will be making their own maple syrup in the Spring. Maddie enjoys working with local producers at events both learning and teaching about the maple industry. She is also involved in student council, volleyball, and softball. She is excited to meet producers from across the state and promote the PA Maple Industry!

2022-2023 Ambassadors

Riley Thompson

Maple Ambassador

Riley is the 17 year old daughter of Mike and Shirley Thompson from Ulysses, PA. She is a senior at Northern Potter High School, where she is currently serving as the President of the Headwaters FFA Chapter. Riley makes maple syrup with her family as well as with her peers in their agricultural program in school. She also raises a small herd of beef cattle with her family in Potter County, PA. She is looking forward to learning new things and sharing her knowledge of the Pennsylvania Maple Industry.

Kristin Hauenstein

Alternate Maple Ambassador

Kristin is the 17 year old daughter of Keith and Bridget Hauenstein from Lake Ariel, PA. She is a senior at Western Wayne High School where she is involved in Track & Field, Wrestling, and Marching Band. Kristin plans on attending Pennsylvania College of Technology for Heavy Diesel Equipment after graduation. She is a third generation maple producer and is looking forward to promoting the maple industry.

2020-2021 Ambassadors

Landis Crawford

Maple Ambassador

Landis is the daughter of Jason and Tracey Crawford. She is a sixth generation maple producer from Crawford County where she grew up helping on her grandparents maple farm. She served as the 2020 Northwestern PA Maple Ambassador. Landis is a senior Penncest home student and is dual-enrolled at Penn State Behrend. Landis is also involved with girl scouts, 4-H, Jr. Fair Board, and the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society. In her spare time she also enjoys homesteading activities, reading, and skiing. Landis is excited to have the opportunity to serve and represent the PA Maple Industry!

Landis's Commercial

Amanda Iveson

Alternate Maple Ambassador

Amanda's Commercial

2019-2020 Ambassadors

2020 Maple Brochure

2018-2019 Ambassadors

Tori Miller

PA Maple Ambassador

Maple Syrup Commercial by Tori Miller

Katie Nebzydoski

Alternate Maple Ambassador

Commercial Created by Katie Nebzydoski

PA Maple Sweethearts 2017 – 2018

PA Maple Alternate Sweetheart 2017-2018

PA Maple Sweetheart 2016-2017

Leah Russell

Leah is the daughter of Adam and Monica Russell from Orwell, PA. She is the sixth generation of Russell Maple Farms, currently being operated by her family and grandparents, Donald and Debbie Russell. She is a senior at Northeast Bradford High School and also attends Northern Tier Career Center where she is enrolled in the culinary arts program. Leah helps out with making maple syrup and maple value added products, packaging and helps install tuning collection systems in the sugarbush.

PA Maple Alternate Sweetheart 2016-2017

Judy Bender

Judy is the daughter of Paul and Lori Bender and the oldest of six children. She and her family have been producing maple syrup on a homemade evaporator for the past eight years at their small farm near Cochranton, PA. She is a junior at Cochranton Jr. / Sr. high School and she also attends the Crawford County Career and technical Center for carpentry.

PA Maple Sweetheart 2015-2016

Emma Loch

PA Maple Alternate Sweetheart 2015-2016

Haleigh Coryea

PA Maple Sweetheart 2014-2015

Alaina Dewing

PA Maple Alternate Sweetheart 2014-2015

Emma Heyd

PA Maple Sweetheart 2013-2014

Tracy Robinson

Tracy is a 17 year old student at the Coudersport Jr/Sr high School in Potter County and is the Potter/Tioga Maple Sweetheart. She is involved in Art Club, Varsity Club, National Honor Society, Yearbook, Girls Golf team, and School Mascot. Her future plans are to attend a four-year college and major in photography.

PA Maple Alternate Sweetheart 2013-2014

Rachel Phinney

Rachel a 16 year old sophomore student at Tunkhannock High School in Wyoming County and is the Endless Mountain Maple Queen. Her activities include karate, 4-H. Church Youth Group, Marching Band where she plays the tenor saxophone, Jazz Band, and Chorus. Her 4-H projects include archery, crafts, vegetables, maple syrup, and livestock where she shows beef, hogs, lambs and goats. She attended Leadership Conference at Penn State and competed in livestock Judging competition at state College. She also participated in a 4-H exchange trip with Wyoming Co. Pennsylvania and Jefferson Co. Kansas.

PA Maple Sweetheart 2012-2013

Stephanie Snyder