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.
Dr. Greg Jones – Vice Chair
Research Committee Chair
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).
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).
Tiquette Bramlett – Treasurer
Education Committee Chair
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.
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.
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.
Education Committee Vice Chair
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.
Irvine & Roberts Vineyards
First Term Expires: 12/31/2025
Dionne Irvine is a co-owner of Irvine & Roberts Vineyards in Ashland, Oregon. Dionne and her husband, Doug Irvine, established Irvine & Roberts in 2007, which today includes 47 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Gamay Noir planted on their high-elevation estate vineyards. The vineyard is also the place she gratefully calls home. Dionne oversees distribution, marketing, hospitality, and day-to-day tasting room and winery operations.
Dionne spent her younger years in Brookings, Oregon, then moved to Southern California, where she began her real estate career, working in sales, marketing and management for both small private and large publicly traded new homebuilding companies. With a desire to raise her 3 daughters in Oregon, she returned to her Southern Oregon roots in 1997, making Ashland her home.
Dionne currently serves as a board member and a marketing committee member for the Rogue Valley Vintners Association and as a Board Member at Large and Executive Committee Member for the Asante Foundation. She also served as a board member of the Oregon Winegrowers Association from 2020-2022.
Believing we are only as strong as the community we call home, she collaborates with, promotes, and supports the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, destination marketing organizations, local chefs, arts organizations, local schools, and several philanthropic foundations in the Rogue Valley.
President | Stoller Wine Group
First Term Expires: 12/31/2025
With a career spanning more than 20 years of senior leadership in the Oregon wine industry, coupled with a decade as a start-up veteran, Gary brings a passion for innovation and pushing boundaries. Under the Stoller Wine Group umbrella, Gary oversees a family-owned portfolio consisting of Stoller Family Estate, Chehalem Winery, Chemistry, Canned Oregon, and History. His approach to leadership has quickly earned the Stoller Wine Group a reputation as one of Oregon’s most dynamic and celebrated family of wine brands, and earned him the honor of being named one of the Portland Business Journal’s 2022 Executives of the Year and Wine Business Monthly’s Top Leaders of 2022.