Who We Are

A Focus on Ag Employee Education, Safety, and Empowerment

We are Sonoma County farmers, families and community members dedicated to being leaders in social equity by supporting the skilled workforce that sustains agriculture in Sonoma County. Since its inception in 2002, the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation (SCGGF), a locally based 501(c)3, has focused on employee education, housing, health safety and quality of life.

Duff Bevill, Board Chairman
Bevill Vineyard Management

Lisa Wittke Schaffner, Vice-Chair
North Coast Builders Exchange

Joe Dutton, Treasurer
Dutton Ranch

Vicki Michaelczyk, Secretary

BJ Bertacco
American AgCredit

Carlos Chavez
Safety & Environmental Compliance Associates

Charles Karren
Terra de Promissio

Glenn Proctor
Puccioni Ranch

Jason Cunningham
West County Health Center

Jim Pratt
Cornerstone Certified Vineyard

Joel Castaneda
Vineyard Industry Products

Ron Rubin
Ron Rubin Winery

Steve Sangiacomo
Sangiacomo Family Vineyards

Terry Lindley
American AgCredit – Retired

Tim Tesconi
Sonoma County Farm Bureau – Retired

Vanessa Robledo
Robledo Family Winery

Karissa Kruse
Executive Director

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Valerie Pearce

Valerie Pierce
Senior Business Development and Education Manager

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SCGGF is operated through a joint services agreement with Sonoma County Winegrape Commission.