Current Advisory Board Members
Julianne Wood Rethwill, M.S., Chair

Retired Director, New Business Development
Johnson & Johnson family of companies

juliannewrethwill@att.net

Julianne is an OSU Food Science alumni and recipient of the OSU 2020 Alumni Fellow award representing the College of Agricultural Sciences. She is retired from a 30-year career in research, new business development and international marketing with consumer, prescription and industrial product companies.

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Paul Arbuthnot

Retired President, Sunshine Dairy Foods
pga9@comcast.net

In partnership with OSU dairy foods extension, Paul and Sandy Arbuthnot established the Arbuthnot Dairy Center at OSU. Paul has been an unfailing supporter of FST students.

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Sarah Beaubien

Director, US
Quantis International

sarahbeaubien@gmail.com

Sarah is a sustainability executive with over a decade of experience developing strategies at the intersection of food, farming, and policy.

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Rebecca Field

Consultant
sailingfield@gmail.com

Rebecca is an OSU Business Administration graduate ('90) who recently returned to Oregon after a 27 year career in the Wireless and Food & Beverage industry.

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David Gremmels

President, Rogue Creamery
David@roguecreamery.com

David is President of Rogue Creamery and is a leader in promoting and supporting American cheese and specialty foods, sustainability and organic agriculture.

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Pete Kent

Executive Director, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council (ODNC)
PKent@odncouncil.org

Pete leads a team of professionals to increase domestic and international sales and positive visibility for Oregon's dairy industry, on behalf of the state's dairy farm families.

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Dave Lundahl, Ph.D.

Founder, InsightsNow, Inc.
dave.lundahl@insightsnow.com

Dr. Lundahl founded InsightsNow, Inc. in 2003, with a vision and passion for integrating sensory and behavioral science to deepen consumer insights.

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Kurt McKnight

Co-owner, Ever Fresh Fruit Company
Kurt@everfreshfruit.com

Kurt and his sister LeAnn Miller are second-generation owners of Ever Fresh Fruit Company, proudly known as the top research and development/manufacturing company in the dairy and bakery industry.

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Paul Meade

Chief Financial Officer, Columbia Distributing
paul.meade@coldist.com

As Columbia Distributing's CFO, Paul leads finance and business service divisions for one of the nation's largest distributors of beer, cider and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Craig Ostbo

CEO, Koopman Ostbo, now oh!; Co-founder, hoopla Global
craig@koopmanostbo.com

Craig brings more than 30 years of strategic branding and marketing experience to hoopla Global, an international eCommerce platform promoting Made in the USA natural, organic and sustainable CPG brands.

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Joth Ricci

President, Dutch Bros

Joth is an OSU College of Business alumni ('91) and past president of the OSU Alumni Association board. He has over 25 years' experience in consumer products and the beverage industry.

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Chris Sarles

President/CEO, Oregon Fruit Products
ChrisS@oregonfruit.com

As President/CEO, Chris continues to honor the rich 80 year history of Oregon Fruit Products while transforming it into an organization that is meeting the needs of a changing market for fruit products.

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Grant Schoenhard, Ph.D.

Consultant
gschoenhar@aol.com

Dr. Schoenhard is an OSU Food Science and Technology alumni and recipient of the 2019 CAS Distinguished Alumni Luminary Award. His expansive career includes academia, industry, and currently as a professional consultant.

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Larry Sidor

Founder, Master Brewer, CEO, Crux Fermentation Project
larry@cruxfermentation.com

Larry is an OSU Food Science alumni. He has extensive experience in the brewing industry where he has brewed and manufactured millions of barrels of beer during his career, and is currently crafting small batch unique beers at Crux Fermentation Project.

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Sam Tannahill

Founder and Wine Grower, A to Z Wineworks
Sam@atozwineworks.com

Sam currently serves on the Oregon Business Council and is co-chair/co-founder of the Oregon Food and Beverage Leadership Council. His winery, A to Z Wineworks, leads sustainability in the wine industry and became one of the few LIVE certified wineries in the world.

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