Board of Director and Staff
The Lake County Farm Bureau Board of Directors is made up of 18 members when full. The current board is made up of 14 members. President, 1st vice President, 2nd Vice President, and Treasurer positions are voted on by the board and eligible members. Traditionally, a member may move up through the officer positions with experience and seniority. We are currently welcoming members that are interested in a board position.
MEET THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Dave, pictured in his preferred habitat. He served for many years and remains on the Board. He is a winemaker and general manager at Yokayo Wine Company.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members At Large
Born and raised in Lake County, Darrell grew up on a walnut ranch in the Red Hills. Soon after high school, he moved away to pursue a firefighting career. Upon retirement, Darrell started working on the Adamson Ranch in Lower Lake (wife Karen’s family ranch). The land has a rich heritage in cattle, walnut and hay production which they are continuing and planning to also diversify. As his responsibility increased so had the time commitment which culminated in selling their Grass Valley home and moving back to the county!
Broc currently produces wine grapes and walnuts, alongside owning a pear orchard since 1981. He earned his undergrad and doctorate degree in Plant Pathology from UC Davis and is a veteran of the US Army. He is married to Sharron and has 3 children: Molly, Zachary and Analiese; who graduated from Kelseyville schools and UC Davis. Broc has led innovation in plant pathology, serving on committees to review production issues, reviewing industry funding, and authoring articles on disease management research projects. Broc has served as a board member since 2016.
Born and raised on the family farm in Kelseyville. After attending CSU Fresno, I spent 34 years with EJ Gallo Winery before retiring recently. We are still farming wine grapes on the family farm after almost 100 years!
Terry Dereniuk got involved with Lake County agriculture as her second act after a 28-year career with the Federal Government. Since her retirement in 2010, Terry has written four petitions to establish American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) for Lake County. Big Valley District, Kelsey Bench, and Upper Lake Valley have been approved and Long Valley is in the approval process. Terry has co-authored several successful grant applications under the CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, served as Project Manager on grant projects and reviewer on the CDFA Technical Review Committee. She is a member of the Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture and the 2022 -23 President of the Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise. Terry and her husband Buz farm seven acres of certified organic winegrapes on the Kelsey Bench.
Katy has lived in Lower Lake for over 20 years with her husband Greg. She is a graduate of UC Davis and majored in Ag. Science and Management. She did an agricultural exchange to an Australian cattle property. After college she interned with Novartis and worked for Zacky Farms in Fresno. When her and Greg started a family, they moved to Lake County and later started a real estate business. She is an active 4-H leader, volunteers at the Lake County Fair, and enjoys helping kids learn about livestock and leadership. She is a board member of the Lake County Fair Foundation and coordinates the county Wreaths Across America Remembrance Ceremony. Over the years, she has raised many types of livestock with her daughters. She is passionate about agriculture and its importance to our society. Her grandparents farmed in Lake County from the late 1940's to the 1970's. They were instrumental in instilling a love for agriculture and the land.
YF&R District 18 Representative
Katherine VanDerwall, Agricultural Commisioner
Clebson Goncalves, Diversified Agricultural Advisor serving Lake and Mendocino counties
Rebecca Harper, Executive Director
Daniel Suenram, District 18 Representative