NCPN- Grapes Committee Members

Chair: Deborah Golino

Director/ Extension Specialist 

Foundation Plant Services

University of California, Davis

Vice Chair: Marc Fuchs

Professor  

Cornell University NY Ag Experiment Station 

Geneva, NY

                              INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES

WEST
CENTRAL/EAST

Phil Freese 

Owner 

Winegrow, Healdsburg, CA & 

Vilafonte Vineyards, Stellenbosch, South Africa 

Kevin Judkins 

Owner and Operator 

Inland Desert Nursery, Inc 

Benton City, WA

 

Dustin Hooper 

Director of Sales 

Wonderful Nurseries 

Wasco, CA 

 

Vicky Scharlau 

Executive Director 

Washington Winegrowers 

Cashmere, WA

 

Keith Striegler 

Grower Outreach Specialist 

E&J Gallo Winery 

Acampo, CA 

Eric Amberg 

Vineyard & Nursery Manager 

Amberg Grapevines LLC 

Clifton Springs, NY 

Eli Bergmeier 

Vineyard Manager 

Crown Vineyards, Ste. 

Genieve, MO

Rachel Lipman 

Winemaker/Consultant 

Loew Vineyards 

Mount Airy, MD

Steve Mudd 

Owner 

Mudd Vineyards 

Long Island, NY

 

Dennis Rak 

Owner 

Double A Vineyards 

Fredonia, NY 

STATE REGULATORY REPRESENTATIVES

Chris Benemann 

Lead Horticulturist 

Oregon Department of Agriculture 

Boise, ID

 

Katherine Filippini 

Senior Environmental Scientist 

CDFA-Nursery, Seed and Cotton Program 

Sacramento, CA

 

Liz Vavricka 

Program Manager, Plant Pathology Lab 

Idaho Department of Agriculture 

Boise, ID 

Vacant

Vacant

Vacant

RESEARCH AND EXTENSION REPRESENTATIVES

Scott Harper 

Professor and Director 

Clean Plant Center Northwest 

Prosser, WA 

 

Michelle Moyer 

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist 

Washington State University 

Prosser, WA 

Patty Skinkis 

Professor and Extension Specialist 

Oregon State University 

Corvallis, OR 

Jim Kamas 

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist 

Texas AfriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M 

Fredericksburg, TX

 

Tim Martinson 

Senior Extension Associate 

Dept. of Hort. Science, NY State Ag. Exp. Station 

Geneva, NY

 

Wenping Qiu 

Professor and Director 

Center for Grapevine Biotech, Missouri State University 

Mountain Grove, MO 

COORDINATOR(S)

Kristen Farrar 

Foundation Plant Services, UC Davis 

Davis, CA 

kfarrar@ucdavis.edu