Convention Speakers - Wednesday


Learn about current issues and research from industry experts and leaders!

WAWGG envisions a thriving industry, recognized globally for quality wines and vineyards, supported by exceptional education and research. Industry experts and leaders from across the state and country will provide exceptional learning opportunities that will benefit your business, from the vineyard to the winery.

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WEDNESDAY SPEAKERS (alphabetical by last name)

Chris Banek, Owner, Banek Winegrower Management

Jean Baptiste Capoulun, Tech Support, Pellenc

Brion Beaver, Senior Safety and Health Manager, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Craig Carroll, Ag Programs Director, Washington State Employment Security Department

Patricio Coc, Safety Officer, Coventry Vale Winery Inc.

Charlie Edwards, Professor, Washington State University,

Pedro Flores, Production Supervisor, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Roger Gamache, Owner, Gamache Ag Services

Leo Garcia, Professor, Wentachee Valley College

Mike Gempler, Executive Director, Washington Growers League

Peter Hedges, Consultant, Hedges Family Estate

Thomas Henick-Kling, Director, Viticulture & Enology, Professor of Enology, Washington State University

Gwen Hoheisel, Regional Extenstion Specialist, Washington State University – Extension

Derrick Jarvis, Director of Corporate Safety and Health Services, E & J Gallo

Markus Keller, Professor, Washington State University – IAREC

Sabrina Lueck, Instructor of Enology, Walla Walla Community College

Josh Maloney, Owner/Winemaker, Maloney Wine

Mark Matthews, Professor Emeritus, University of California Davis

Ryan McAdams, Viticulturist, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Jim McFerran, Wyckoff Farms

Brendan Monahan, Shareholder, Stokes Lawrence

Michelle Moyer, Statewide Viticulture and Extension Specialist, Washington State University – IAREC

Jonathan O'Hearn, Washington State University - IAREC

Armando Pena Flores, Senior Supervisor, Columbia Crest Estate and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Raymundo Rivas, Safety Specialist, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Francisco Sarmiento, Professor, Wentachee Valley College

Juanita Serrano, Agricultural Safety Trainer, Opportunities Industrialization Center of WA, Ag Labor Skills & Safety Program

Kari Smasne, Vineyard Manager, Canoe Ridge Estate, Ste. Michelle Estates

Juan Uribe, Columbia Crest Estates Vineyard Manager, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates,

Jesus Valdovinos, Safety and Health Specialist, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Tom Waliser, Owner/Manager, Emerald AG

Bruce Watson, Consultant, Bruce Watson Wine Consulting

Sarah Wixson, Attorney, Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore and Shore


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