Randy joined VPS in 2013 and acquired the company in May of 2017. Prior to moving his family to Templeton, Randy lived in Napa for 10 years. He most recently was a Vineyard Manager at Beckstoffer Vineyards, where the ranches under his control included To Kalon, Dr. Crane, Las Piedras and many others. Prior to Beckstoffer, Randy was the Director of Vineyard Operations for Saintsbury Winery in Carneros. Randy graduated from Cal Poly with a minor in Viticulture, and spent time at the University of Adelaide in Australia working on a Masters' of Viticulture. He holds several certificates in Winery Business management from Sonoma State and UC Davis, as well as being an Accredited Farm Manager through the ASFMRA. Locally, Randy is involved with several work groups focused on the stewardship of natural resources, including serving on the Board of the Upper Salinas - Las Tablas RCD. Most recently, Randy received the prestigious Winegrape Grower of the Year Award at the 2018 California Mid State Fair.