Your Representatives

The California Avocado Commission Board is composed of 15 producers, six handlers (four members and two alternates) and one public member — for a total of 22 members and alternates.  If you are unsure of which district your grove resides in, please contact the Commission or visit the CAC District Map page

Producer Members - District #1

Jessica Hunter

Jessica Hunter

Secretary
District #1 - Member
Grove Location: Valley Center
Term Ends: 2018

Ryan Rochefort

Ryan Rochefort

District #1 - Member
Grove Location: Valley Center
Term Ends: 2019

Michael Perricone

District #1 - Alternate
Grove Location: Pauma Valley
Term Ends: 2019

Producer Members - District #2

Leo McGuire

Leo McGuire

District #2 - Member
Grove Location: Temecula
Term Ends: 2018

Ohannes Karaoghlanian

Ohannes Karaoghlanian

District #2 - Member
Grove Location: Temecula
Term Ends: 2019

Bob Schaar

District #2 - Alternate
Grove Location: Fallbrook
Term Ends: 2019

Producer Members - District #3

John Lamb

John Lamb

District #3 - Member
Grove Location: Somis
Term Ends: 2018

Robert Grether

Robert Grether

District #3 - Member
Grove Location: Somis
Term Ends: 2019

John Lloyd-Butler

District #3 - Alternate
Grove Location: Oxnard
Term Ends: 2019

Producer Members - District #4

Ed McFadden

Ed McFadden

District #4 - Member
Grove Location: Fillmore
Term Ends: 2018

Jason Cole

Jason Cole

District #4 - Member
Grove Location: Santa Paula
Term Ends: 2019

Bryce Bannatyne, Jr.

Bryce Bannatyne, Jr.

District #4 - Alternate
Grove Location: Fillmore
Term Ends: 2019

Producer Members - District #5

Rick Shade

Chairman
District #5 - Member
Grove Location: Carpinteria
Term Ends: 2018

Tyler Cobb

Vice-Chairman
District #5 - Member
Grove Location: Goleta
Term Ends: 2019

Randy Douglas

District #5 - Alternate
Grove Location: Santa Barbara
Term Ends: 2019

Handler Members

Robb Bertels

Handler - Member
Handler Company: Mission Produce, Inc.
Term Ends: 2018

Egidio "Gene" Carbone

Egidio "Gene" Carbone

Handler - Member
Handler Company: Calavo Growers, Inc.
Term Ends: 2018

Gary Caloroso

Gary Caloroso

Handler - Alternate
Handler Company: Giumarra Companies
Term Ends: 2019

Public Members

Nina Ames

Nina Ames

Public Member
Term Ends: 2018