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Research Advisory Committee

Current members of the SHRE Advisory Committee


The advisory committee of the SHRE is represented by a range of public, academic and industry professionals dedicated to advancing horticulture through research and education. The advisory committee reviews and recommends project proposals to the funds manager. Each member serves a term of 5 years, but can elect to continue to serve beyond their term at the request of the funds manager.


Category Member(s) Affiliation
Representative of the gardening public Pam Kazmierczak  
Landscape/Urban Horticulture Cooperative Extension Advisor Steve Swain UCCE, Marin County 
Representatives of public/private/university Arboreta and Botanic Gardens

Warren Roberts


Bart O'Brien

UC Davis Arboretum (retired)


Director of Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park

Representative of the Nursery Industry 

Jim Marshall

Randy Baldwin

Suncrest Nurseries, Watsonville (retired)

San Marcos Growers

Representative of the Landscape Industry

Dave Phelps

Carol Bornstein

Landscape Architect, Garden Enlightenment

Horticultural Consultant

UC Davis Representatives

Alessandro Ossola,

Michael Reid

Advisory Committee Chair, Ast. Prof. Dept. Plant Sciences

Emeritus, Dept. of Plant Sciences

California State University Representative Benjamin Hoover Dept. of Horticulture & Crop Science, CSU San Luis Obispo
California Community Colleges Representative Stewart Winchester Merritt College, Oakland