Board of Directors and Staff

LCWC Board of Directors

The Lake County Winegrape Commission Board of Directors is made up of seven winegrape grower members, who are elected by eligible Lake County winegrape growers, and one public member. Board Members serve two-year terms. The Commission officers of Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer are elected by the Commission each year. The LCWC Board of Directors invites your comments and suggestions.

Chair Bonnie Sears, Beckstoffer Vineyards XVI
Vice Chair Bruce Merrilees, Castilleja Farms LLC
Secretary-Treasurer Pete Dodson, Savings Bank of Mendocino County (Public Member)
Directors Cameron Mauritson, L&L Vineyards
Bill Oldham, Oldham Vineyards
Michael O. Ryan, Perry Ranch Vineyard
Clay Shannon, Shannon Ranches
Jonathan Walters, Brassfield Estate

LCWC Committee Chairs

Finance Pete Dodson
Marketing Bill Oldham
Research & Education Clay Shannon
Community/Industry Relations Bruce Merrilees


The Lake County Winegrape Commission carries out its work with a small dedicated staff and cadre of expert consultants who collaborate to implement marketing and educational programs, events, and activities to support Lake County winegrowers.

LCWC Staff

President Debra Sommerfield
Marketing & Events Manager Megan Hoberg

LCWC Consultants

Bookkeeping Consultant Mary Terou, Terou Business Services
Marketing Consultant John Hyde, 26 Brix


Calendar of Events

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