Active Advisory Board Members
Julianne Wood Rethwill, M.S., Chair
Retired Director, New Business Development
Johnson & Johnson family of companies
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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Sustainability Impact, Clif Bar
An avid skier, snowboarder, mountain biker, rafter, and life adventurer, Sarah has grown up in the outdoors. She also enjoys exploring the local Oregon food scene, cooking, pickleball, traveling, and spending time with her family.
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CEO and Founder, Wheyward Spirits
Wheyward Spirit brings the natural food ethos into the spirit category delivering a truly innovative spirit where consumers can taste a difference and make a difference. Balancing her roles as both a scientist and consumer, Emily perfected her signature spirit and line extensions through years of work, carefully crafting the recipe while she mastered the distillation process hands-on, producing a first of its kind farm-to-flask specialty spirit.
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Founder, Rogue Creamery
David Gremmels is the Founder of Rogue Creamery, an artisan cheese company that produces the blue and cheddar cheese. He is a leader in promoting and supporting American cheese and specialty foods, sustainable, regenerative, and organic agriculture.
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As Founder and CEO of located in Portland, Oregon, Craig has provided strategic direction for numerous consumer product brands, including: Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Kettle Chips, Kroger’s Naturally Preferred brand, Franz Bakery, Beaverton Foods, Rogue Creamery, and Smucker Natural Foods to name a few.
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Executive Director, Oregon Potato Commission
Gary Roth is Executive Director of the Oregon Potato Commission, an agricultural commodity commission formed in 1949 to represent the potato industry in educational, trade development, research, legislative affairs, and public relations initiatives.
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President/CEO, Oregon Fruit Products
Chris Sarles retired as CEO of Oregon Fruit Products in 2022 after 8 years of successfully growing and repositioning the 88-year-old company. Prior to Oregon Fruit Products Chris spent 25 years in the alcohol beverage industry.
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Grant Schoenhard, Ph.D.
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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Founder, Master Brewer, CEO, Crux Fermentation Project
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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Founder and Wine Grower, A to Z Wineworks
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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Communicating Advisory Board Members
Retired, Executive Director, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council (ODNC)
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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