Centennial Staff Profiles
UCCE Sonoma County
Viticulture Farm Advisor
Time with ANR
There isn’t one—which is a beautiful thing. I could be in a vineyard setting up or collecting data in a field trial, going on farm calls at the request of growers to meet them or to diagnose or provide suggestions, or I could be in meetings planning or conducting collaborative activities with agencies, organizations, colleagues and/or growers.
Most Memorable Moment
What I love Most About Working for ANR
I love collaborating with growers, industry members and UC colleagues to address issues related to vine health, production and fruit quality. I enjoy interacting with people who strive to obtain and develop information that will help growers successfully navigate issues related to production, the environment and the community.
The first time I knew I wanted to be a farm advisor when I “grew up” was when, as an undergraduate, I first worked in field trials in several counties that were collaborative projects with a UC Davis plant pathologist and UCCE viticulture farm advisors—all of whom are now retired. It was obvious those advisors had a commitment to help growers be successful. Years later (and, now, years ago), I was chosen to fill a farm advisor position. I still consider myself incredibly fortunate to be able to work with and for people who are committed to the development of knowledge that can help people succeed.