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Horticulture Advisory Group


Mt. SAC Agricultural programs maintain close associations with the businesses in the communities we serve. Industry leaders serve on our advisory committee to ensure our academic programs remain current and relevant to the industry and provide benefits our students beyond the classroom, such as field trips, internships, and a real-world experience in a classroom setting. The list below are the members of the Agricultural Programs Advisory Group:

Advisor Business Organization City Location
Angelic Rael Dole  Long Beach
Bill Millward Netafim Corona, CA
Brandon Linz Brandon's Landscapes Pasadena, CA
Carolyn Bell City of Ontario Ontario, CA
Daniel Hughes City of LA Covina, CA
Dave Palumbo Rainbird Wrightwood, CA
David Oborn Luminaire San Marcos, CA
Duncan McKee Cal Poly Pomona Avocado Heights, CA
Hector Kistemann City of Walnut Walnut, CA
Humberto Mojica Disneyland Resort Anaheim, CA
Jerry Budnick Alternative Maintenance Services Los Angeles, CA
Jim Rietkerk Kallisto Greenhouses Fontana, CA
John Maman West Coast Turf Winchester, CA
John Schrimsher Disneyland Resort Anaheim, CA
Len Ochs Golf Ventures Covina, CA
Mike Downward Rainbow Gardens Glendora, CA
Nicholas Staddon Monrovia Nursery Azusa, CA
Richard Farmer Cal Poly Pomona Brea, CA
Robert Bennett Bennetts Arborist Service Glendora, CA
Robin Sease LA Arboretum Arcadia, CA