BS in Plant Sciences; California State University, Fresno, CA

Bruce is native to Fresno, CA and was driving tractors before he was driving cars on his grandfather’s Thompson seedless grape vineyard. While attending California State University, he started working at an organic almond orchard in Dixon. At Fresno, he specialized in viticulture and tree fruit.

Upon graduating, he joined the strawberry breeding program to coordinate and implement all daily activities at the Wolfskill Experimental Orchard in Winter, CA. He manages seed scarification, seedlings, germplasm nursery increases and maintenance, field preparation at Wolfskill, as well as co-ordinating the high-elevation nursery plantings.

Under the UC Davis Strawberry breeding program’s new leadership, Bruce is looking forward to increased transparency of the program, and also being an integral part of it’s new direction.