John provides expertise in vineyard management and rearing grapevines throughout the entire lifecycle of the breeding program including: conducting cross pollinations, seed stratification, greenhouse planting, nursery establishment, and long-term vine care and maintenance. An expert in viticulture, John has provided workshops on pruning, pest management, and winter injury to a national audience. John began working at the HRC in 2005.
- Bachelor of Science, Biology
- University of Minnesota-Duluth
- Certificate of Apprenticeship in Grape Growing and Winemaking
- Weingut Heinrichshof on the Mosel River in Germany in 2004