Russ Lester is co-owner of Dixon Ridge Farms and a fourth generation California farmer. Russ began farming organically in 1989 and has helped shape many organic farming concepts and practices for orchards. An advocate for farmland protection, Russ serves on the Board of Directors for Solano Land Trust and the Solano County Agricultural Advisory Board. He has been a featured speaker at national conferences on energy, farmland protection and organic agriculture. In addition, Russ is past president of the Winters Joint Unified School District . He attended the University of California at Davis and is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.
Cliff Kent is the Farm and Production Manager at Dixon Ridge Farms. Cliff has worked for the company for over 20 years and is involved in every step of the farming process. He is a die-hard Yankees fan and is rarely seen without his well-worn Yankees jacket. Cliff lives in Winters, CA with his wife; they have two adult children.
Jenny Lester Moffitt is Managing Director at Dixon Ridge Farms, handling sales, marketing and business administration. Involved in her family's farm at a young age, Jenny secured Dixon Ridge Farms' first international customer when she was 12. Prior to returning to the family farm, Jenny worked at American Farmland Trust. Jenny is Vice-Chair of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, she's on the CCOF board, the California Organic Products Advisory Committee and the farmers advisory committee for the Organic Trade Association. Jenny graduated from Brown University with a degree in economics and lives in Davis, CA with her husband and their daughter.
Christine, Sarah, Summer and Jenny
Kathy Lester is a mother of five and teacher to many. A 1977 graduate of University of California at Davis and Master's Degree from Sacramento State University, she has raised both children and walnuts at Dixon Ridge Farms for over 30 years. Kathy is an experienced educator and first grade teacher in Winters, CA and has been recognized for her work in the community.
Sarah Lester Guzman is a high school Spanish teacher in Seaside, CA. Sarah holds an Undergraduate Degree from St. Lawrence University in New York and a graduate degree form San Jose State University. She is married and has two sons.
Christine Lester is a former history and English teacher who has recently returned to graduate school in History at Boston College. A graduate of Teacher's College, Columbia University in New York City, Christine also holds a degree in Social Studies from Mills College.
Amy Lester grew up on the family farm in Winters, CA. She loves scooting around and laughing.
Summer Lester is a student at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. She is studying animation in school and training in equestrian eventing with hopes of one day going to the Olympics.
...and the next generation!
5430 Putah Creek Road | Winters, CA 95694 | 530-795-4619