Officers & Directors

Officers

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.

Dave Elliott

Vice President


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 2021.

Diane
Houston

Secretary


Diane is continuing duties as Secretary in 2021. The owner of the Red Paws Vineyard, she continues to sell her excellent grapes, and expands winemaking with great enthusiasm.

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.

Directors / Coordinators

Marilyn
Blitstein

Social Coordinator

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

Peter Willcox

Programs Coordinator

Peter takes over the important duty of Programs Coordinator, and his extensive experience as a winemaker and enthusiasm for SWGGA is a perfect match.

Gwen Smedberg

Communications Coordinator

Gwen, with her husband Jon have been active SWGGA members for many years and will soon be leaving the Board as they are moving to a new home in Arizona.

Susan
Clarabut

Outreach Coordinator

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

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 2021.