About Us

2014 Board of Directors

Steve Bontadelli, President
Brussels Sprouts

John Pisturino, Vice President
Cattle Rancher

Bill Ringe, Vice President
Real Estate

Elia Vasquez, Sec/CFO
Strawberries/Herbs

Thomas Am Rhein, Past President/ Director Emeritus
Strawberries

Directors

Stephany Aguilar
Councilmember, City of Scotts Valley

Lori Bigras
Community-at-Large

Georgeann Cowles Eiskamp
Blackberry Grower

Steve Duke
McSherry & Hudson Insurance

Nita Gizdich
Berries/Apples - Gizdich Ranch

Laurel Jones
Cabrillo College

Nancy Korach
Union Bank

Jane Nelsen
Driscoll's

Carol Shennan
UCSC, Environmental Studies

Julie Thiebaut
Retired - Community Volunteer

Michael Watkins
Superintendent, Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Staff

Jess Brown
Executive Director

Matt Gianelli
Assistant to the Director

Roger Marin
Office Assistant