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

Ryan Rochefort

Ryan Rochefort

Vice Chairman
District #1 - Member
Grove Location: Valley Center
Term Ends: 2021

Jessica Hunter

Jessica Hunter

Secretary
District #1 - Member
Grove Location: Valley Center
Term Ends: 2022

Michael Perricone

District #1 - Alternate
Grove Location: Pauma Valley
Term Ends: 2021

Producer Members - District #2

Ohannes Karaoghlanian

Ohannes Karaoghlanian

District #2 - Member
Grove Location: Temecula
Term Ends: 2021

John Cornell

District #2 - Member
Grove Location: Temecula
Term Ends: 2022

District 2-Vacant Seat

District #2 - Alternate
Term Ends: 2022

Producer Members - District #3

Robert Grether

Rob Grether

Chairman
District #3 - Member
Grove Location: Somis
Term Ends: 2021

John Lloyd-Butler

District #3 - Member
Grove Location: Oxnard
Term Ends: 2022

District 3-Vacant Seat

District #3 - Alternate
Term Ends: 2022

Producer Members - District #4

Jason Cole

Jason Cole

Treasurer
District #4 - Member
Grove Location: Santa Paula
Term Ends: 2021

Rachael Laenen

District #4 - Member
Grove Location: Santa Paula
Term Ends: 2022

Doug O'Hara

District #4 - Alternate
Grove Location: Santa Paula
Term Ends: 2021

Producer Members - District #5

Randy Douglas

District #5 - Member
Grove Location: Santa Barbara
Term Ends: 2021

Andrew Prechtl

District #5 - Member
Grove Location: Goleta
Term Ends: 2022

Daryn Miller

District #5 - Alternate
Grove Location: Cayucos
Term Ends: 2021

Handler Members

Peter Shore

Handler - Member
Handler Company: Calavo Growers, Inc.
Term Ends: 2021

Gary Caloroso

Gary Caloroso

Handler - Member
Handler Company: Giumarra Companies
Term Ends: 2022

Connor Huser

Handler - Alternate
Handler Company: Mission Produce
Term Ends: 2021

Public Members

Daniella Malfitano

Public Member
Term Ends: 2022