John Ledbetter is owner of Vino Farms, Inc. and Ledbetter Farms, Inc., a multi-generational winegrower business throughout California. He is past chair of the Hutchins Street Square Foundation; Co-Chair of the Lodi Campaign for Hospice of San Joaquin; past chair of numerous local, state and national winegrower associations. He is retired from the operations of the family owned businesses and volunteers the majority of his free time to the local non-profit communities.
MaryAnn Maggio is an enthusiastic volunteer, currently serving on the 2018/19 San Joaquin County Civil Grand Jury. She is treasurer of the Lodi Community Foundation and a member of the Steering Committee for the San Joaquin County Community Philanthropy Summit. Mary Ann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, Sacramento. She has previously worked as a Controller for the Bank of Lodi and the Grupe Company. Mary Ann is also an avid traveler, cook, gardener and member of the Stockton Rowing Club.
Trenton Diehl is an estate planning attorney in Lodi, where he was raised by his Lodian parents. He began practicing law in 2005, and in 2006 started practicing law in his hometown with one of Lodi’s oldest and most respected law firms; Mullen, Sullivan and Newton, LLP, which today is Snider, Diehl & Rasmussen, LLP. Trent serves as a member of the board with the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation, Lodi Swim Club and the Lodi Grape Festival and National Wine Show Association. Trent enjoys life to the fullest with his wife, Dr. Kate Diehl, daughter Peyton and twin boys, Jack and Luke. You can cross paths with him coaching sports, pushing a double stroller through the neighborhood, and training for open water swimming and long distance triathlons.
Paula Leary has served as the CEO of Directions Medical Clinic (DMC) for over a decade. DMC is a local non-profit, faith-based medical clinic dedicated to helping young women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. Paula is a graduate of Leadership Lodi and a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor through Boys and Girls Town. In 2017, Paula received the Lodi Mayors’ Community Service Award recognizing her outstanding contribution to the Lodi community. She has developed a comprehensive parenting program for young mothers and fathers faced with unplanned pregnancies. In 2016, she spearheaded the opening of a mobile medical clinic and in 2018, opened a secondary facility in Stockton. Paula has lived in Galt with her two girls Erika and Ashtin for 19 years. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and going on walks with her dogs Roxanne and Shayna.
Daniel Castillo is a Financial Planner with Bridge Pointe Financial Group based in Lodi. He began at Bridge Pointe Financial Group in October 2012 with a focus on retirement and tax planning. Daniel graduated from the University of California, Merced with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 2012. He and his wife, Lina, live in Lodi with their three children Jaylie, Alana and Elliot.
Christine Franklin is a CPA, Partner with Kemper CPA Group. She has been practicing accounting with Kemper CPA Group for over 25 years and has been a partner for 12 years. Christine specializes in Small Business accounting and consulting and non-profit accounting, consulting and tax work. She has served on numerous boards and committees for local organizations and is currently the treasurer for the Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club and on the board for the World of Wonders Museum. Christine is originally from the Lodi/Stockton area, and she and her husband, Ardy, have lived in Lodi and Lockeford for over 30 years and have two sons, Thomas and Daniel. Christine spends her spare time volunteering for organizations, walking with friends and enjoying time with her family.
Drew Stroud is the operations controller at Michael David Winery. He is an MBA and a CPA. Previously, he was a manager at Ernst & Young where he worked for 7 years. He has extensive background in finance, audit, M&A, and IT. He also manages 65 acres of vineyard in the Lodi appellation. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, and his three boys – Matthias, Bennett and Owen.
Louis and his family relocated from Sonoma County to Lodi in 2008. He has dedicated his 20-year career to the social sector in both his professional roles, and his volunteer activities. Louis currently serves as Director of Grants and Scholarships at the Community Foundation of San Joaquin. Prior to joining the Community Foundation where his greatest passions for community work are met, Louis took a position as Assistant Dean for Development at the University of the Pacific to transition from a life on the road, to being home with his family. Prior to that, Louis served as National Director of Major and Planned Gifts for an international charity where he grew their Major Gifts department’s annual revenues from $8.9 million to $13 million. Prior to that, Louis served as CEO of the Save-Mart Employee Association in Modesto, and as CFO/ COO of the Pediatric Dental Initiative in Windsor, CA (prior to relocating to San Joaquin County.) Louis holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Sonoma State University, and has an MBA from California State University, Sacramento. Louis and his wife reside in Lodi where they are raising their two young children.