Justin King – Board Chair
Finance Committee Vice-Chair
Justin King is a third-generation member of the King family of King Estate Winery, just southwest of Eugene. Before becoming King Estate’s national sales manager he spent four years as a sales representative for the Northeast region, based in New York. Justin also participates in winemaking with his limited-production, biodynamic estate Pinot noir called 7 Rows.
Before joining his family’s business, Justin, a professional fingerstyle acoustic guitarist known for pioneering a percussive tapping style, founded and operated Vinegar Hill Sound, a recording studio in Brooklyn, NY. In the late 2000s he worked as a photojournalist in places such as Iraq, Haiti and South Africa. An active community volunteer, Justin also serves on the board of Food for Lane County, his area’s main food bank.
Bob Morus – Vice Chair
International Marketing Committee Chair
Robert “Bob” Morus founded Phelps Creek Vineyards in 1990 and is the president of Mt. Defiance Wine Company. The combined companies farm 37 acres of wine grapes on both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Columbia Gorge AVA, producing just under 6,000 cases of wine annually.
A native of New York, Bob was raised in Northern California, receiving a B.S. in aeronautics from San Jose State University and M.S. in industry and technology from Northern Illinois University. He earned his wings in the Air Force and served as a transport pilot before joining Delta Air Lines in 1985. The pandemic brought about an early retirement from flying B-777s in international operations, but facilitated his long time passion of growing a beard.
A former president of the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association, Bob was recently re-appointed by Oregon’s Governor Brown as a director of the Oregon Wine Board, where he also serves as chairman of the International Marketing Committee.
Bob and his wife Lynette live on their vineyard in Hood River with Rosie their chocolate lab, a trio of cats and abundant wild critters.
Donna Morris – Chair Emeritus
Strategic Marketing & Communications Committee Chair
Donna Morris is the owner of Winderlea Vineyard & Winery in Dundee. Donna established Winderlea in 2006 with her husband, Bill Sweat, with whom she shares management and day-to-day operational responsibilities. Donna’s primary business focus is sales and marketing for their boutique winery specializing in the limited production of Pinot noir and Chardonnay from their estate and farmed vineyards. In addition to her responsibilities at Winderlea, Donna was an 8-year board member and past president of Oregon Pinot Camp and the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association. She is also a past chair of the iSalud! Pinot noir Auction which provides the funds for healthcare services to Oregon’s vineyard workers and their families. Donna is a founding member and serves on the Executive Committee of the Council for Women of Boston College. Donna is a graduate of Boston College where she earned a BA in Economics and Political Science in 1981.
Prior to starting Winderlea, Donna was an executive vice president at Fidelity Investments in Boston, responsible for product management and marketing for the company’s institutional brokerage division (National Financial Services).
Dennis O’Donoghue – Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair
Research Committee Member
Dennis O’Donoghue is a retired experimental test pilot with over 40 years of leadership experience in both the military and civil sectors, including corporate, government and non-profits. In 2013, he founded Celtic Moon Vineyards in Eagle Point, Oregon. Prior to establishing Celtic Moon Vineyards, Dennis held top leadership positions in the aerospace industry, including director of flight operations for Eclipse Aviation Corporation, vice president of Boeing Test & Evaluation, and vice president of engineering for Boeing Defense, Space & Security. His military service included 12 years active duty service as a Marine Corps fighter pilot and test pilot. After leaving active duty, he continued his military service for 13 more years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, where he commanded the 728th Airlift Squadron and the 446th Airlift Wing. He retired in 2005 at the rank of Colonel.
O’Donoghue’s flying career included experimental flight testing with the military, NASA, Eclipse Aviation Corporation and Boeing. He is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the Royal Aeronautical Society. O’Donoghue was the recipient of 2010 James H. Doolittle Award and the 2013 Engineer of the Year Award. In 2018 he was inducted as a Pathfinder by the Museum of Flight in recognition of a lifetime of pioneering achievement in aviation. O’Donoghue holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, M.S. in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee Space Institute and an MBA from the University of Washington.
Tiquette Bramlett is the President of Oregon’s Vidon Vineyard and, in April 2021, became the first Black woman in the country hired to lead a winery. Bramlett began her studies to become a sommelier in 2015 and developed a passion for Willamette Valley wines.
In 2020, Bramlett founded a non-profit called Our Legacy Harvested, an organization dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity in Oregon’s wine industry. The non-profits’ mission is to educate, advance, and empower the BIPOC community at any career level so that tasting rooms, cellars, and vineyards will welcome and better represent the diverse world of wine drinkers and enthusiasts.
In addition, Bramlett is the Associate Director for Assemblage Symposium, a program for women and diverse groups in wine that inspires conversations about the challenges these communities face in the industry. She is on the board of IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration), Oregon Wine Board and Women in Wine.
Bramlett’s contributions to the industry and community have been recognized locally and nationally. In June 2021, Bramlett was included in Portland Business Journal’s “30 new Portland-area executives you should know” list. In August 2021, Bramlett was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 Tastemakers 2021.
Cristina Gonzales is the granddaughter of migrant farm workers from Texas, who moved to Wisconsin to pick cherries in search of a better life. Her passion for wine began while traveling as a backpacker through South America in 2001 and landing in Mendoza, Argentina, the epicenter of South American Malbec. When she returned to the United States, she entered the wine industry and eagerly absorbed information any way she could, working harvests in California, Oregon, Tasmania, and Australia. She honed her skills at A to Z Wineworks/REX HILL in the Willamette Valley and in 2009, she finally launched Gonzales Wine Company, uniting winemaking experience from around the world with that first spark of inspiration in a glass of Malbec in Argentina. Cristina serves as Secretary on the Board of AHIVOY Oregon and serves on the Advisory Board of Woman-Owned Wineries. She resides in Portland, Oregon with her son, their cattle dog, Bean and crafts small-production wines from Washington and Oregon grapes in the heart of SE Portland.
Greg is a world-renowned atmospheric scientist and wine climatologist, he has held research and teaching positions at the University of Virginia, Southern Oregon University, and most recently, Linfield University. He has taught extensively across many areas including meteorology, climatology, ecology, hydrology, geology, statistics, GIS and remote sensing, and wine business, viticulture, enology, and sensory evaluation. For over twenty-five years his research has firmly linked weather and climate with grapevine growth, fruit chemistry, and wine characteristics in regions all around the globe. His work was also one of the first to tie climate change to fundamental biological phenomena in vines and the resulting influences on productivity and quality. His groundbreaking work has informed and influenced the wine industry across the globe. Greg has served on the editorial advisory boards of multiple international and national scientific journals and sits on the Erath Family Foundation board. Dr. Jones also has lifelong ties to the Oregon wine community, most closely with his family winery and vineyards at Abacela where Greg was appointed CEO in 2021. To find out more about his research and access videos, podcasts, and publications visit this website (www.climateofwine.com).
Education Committee Chair
Eugenia has held many top positions during her 45 years in the wine business. With a focus on viticulture, she began her career in 1976 with Joseph Swan Vineyards as a vineyard/cellar worker. This was followed by internships in Burgundy, an ideal place to learn the Old World approach to winegrowing. Upon her return in 1982, she accepted the position of business manager at Bouchaine Vineyards and was promoted to president & CEO in 1984. In 1994, she started her own winery, Keegan Cellars in the famed Russian River Valley of Sonoma County specializing in handcrafted Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Her travels took her to Oregon in 2003 where she ventured into the world of distribution and wholesale as the founder and co-owner of Tsarina Wines, a small fine wine distributor based in Portland. She sold the company in 2009 leaving herself free to pursue a lifelong dream of returning to France to own vineyards and once again make wine in the Old World. In July of 2013, she joined Jackson Family Wines and is now the Oregon general manager. Eugenia stays active in the wine community by serving on the Chemeketa Wine Advisory Committee and the Linfield Wine Education Advisory Council.
Research Committee Chair
A native to Oregon’s Tualatin Valley, Jason earned his degree in horticulture from Oregon State University focusing on small fruits and berries. He has made his career farming premium quality winegrapes in the Willamette Valley having spent earlier years growing florist-grade cut flowers and foliage. Currently, Jason oversees more than 200 acres of vines for Stoller Wine Group.
Jason has been highly involved serving in leadership roles for the Oregon wine industry’s wine research and sustainability focused communities. He is currently serving on the Oregon Wine Standing Committee for Research and since 2006 has served as a board member, past chairperson and technical chair for LIVE, the leading Northwest sustainable wine production certification program. His level of involvement led his alma mater to honor Jason with the College of Agricultural Sciences Luminary Award for early professional accomplishment in 2010. And, in 2016 the OWB presented Jason with the Outstanding Industry Service Award.
Outside of the wine industry Jason enjoys his home life with his wife Aimee and two young children: Olive and Cedar. Home is near Helvetia, OR in the Tualatin Valley. Here he grows a very large vegetable garden and small fruit orchard with a few egg chickens to feed his family year round. For fun Jason enjoys the same pastimes he once enjoyed with his parents and grandparents of camping in Oregon’s beautiful wilderness, skiing its mountains and surfing its unparalleled coastline.