Mar 1, 2022
Nathan Jurgens joins Fall Creek as IT director

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., an international blueberry breeding and nursery company, has hired J. Nathan Jurgens as its information technology director.

Jurgens is responsible for development, planning, and implementation of worldwide information technology (IT) strategy to accelerate business growth and enable the company’s innovation objectives, while ensuring optimal return on investment, cyber security capabilities, and recruitment and retention of top IT talent globally.

J. Nathan Jurgens

Jurgens is based in the company’s Oregon headquarters and reports to co-CEO Oscar Verges.

“Nathan brings a wealth of CIO and IT consulting experience across a variety of industries and international businesses to his new role at Fall Creek,” Verges said. “We look forward to working with him to standardize our IT platforms and tools worldwide, ultimately enhancing our customers’ experience.”

Jurgens brings 15 years of experience in IT systems to Fall Creek, including integration of business applications, support, process workflows, compliance, cybersecurity, and business planning in vertical markets including finance, healthcare, higher education, and manufacturing. Most recently, he was an IT consultant specializing in project management based in Alabama.

“I’m very excited to help Fall Creek realize its vision of a World with Better Blueberries through systems and processes that make us more agile for our customers,” says Jurgens. “It also feels right, like I’ve come full circle, since I grew up in Oregon and worked summer jobs picking blueberries as a teenager.”

Jurgens earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish language from University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree in information security management from Saint Leo University in Florida. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Founded more than 40 years ago by the Brazelton family in Lowell, Oregon, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., is an international blueberry breeding and nursery company with nursery operations and research and development centers in the U.S., Mexico, Peru, Spain, The Netherlands and South Africa.

Fall Creek breeds and delivers blueberry varieties, nursery stock, and grower support to commercial fruit growers throughout the world. For more information, visit

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