Sierra Wine & Grape Growers Association

Officers and Directors

The Sierra Wine & Grape Growers Association Board of Directors is comprised of our Officers and Coordinators who give of their time to govern the organization as prescribed by the Bylaws, Rules and Policies.

David Blitstein

David Blitstein

President

Taking over as President this year, David has extensive executive experience, and has established one of the best vineyards in Nevada County. He has won many high honors for his wines from his own grapes.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie Zimmerman

Vice President

Bernie will add continuity to the Board as the President’s right-hand-man. Having been making wine for over 30 years, and now, as he says, is paying back. His enthusiam is infectious.

Lloyd Tosse

Lloyd Tosse

Treasurer

Long time officer and board member, Lloyd  will continue as Treasurer, and will keep our financial issues on track for another year with his positive attitude and humor.

Diane Houston

Diane Houston

Secretary

Diane is continuing duties as Secretary in 2020. The owner of the Red Paws Vineyard, she continues to sell her excellent grapes, and expands winemaking with great enthusiasm.

Marilyn Blitstein

Marilyn Blitstein

Social Coordinator

Continuing her most successful year in 2019, Marilyn is fulfilling one of our most important positions, coordinating all aspects of our social events and meeting details.

Tony Clarabut

Tony Clarabut

Programs Coordinator

Tony takes over the important duty of Programs Coordinator, and his leadership style makes the future look extremely bright.

Dave Elliott

Dave Elliott

Director

Dave is one of our most successful, and fastidious, grape growers and winemakers, and with his knowledge of SWGGA, continues to serve on the Board for 2020.

Susan Clarabut

Susan Clarabut

Outreach Coordinator

Combining her extensive management abilities and knowledge, Susan handles Swag sales, community contact and Scholarship Committee duties.

Jim Garrett

Jim Garrett

Membership Coordinator

Jim has for almost ten years overseen the SWGGA database and communications with our membership. He is also taking over the webmaster duties for 2020.

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