Judges & Staff

Judges

ERIN BAUCHAN-CAPRARA
Michigan

MATTIE BEASON
Stem Ciders
North Carolina

SETH BOEVE
Virtue Cider
Michigan

AMBROSIA BOROWSKI
The Northman
Illinois

JAMES BOTHWELL
Virtue Cider
Michigan

CAITLIN BRAAM
Angry Orchard
Washington

AJA BROTHERS
2 Towns Ciderhouse
Illinois

BRUCE BUERGER
BJCP Cider Judge Program Chair
Wisconsin

RYAN BURK
Angry Orchard
New York

BRANDON BUZA
The Fermented Life
California

ANDREW BYERS
Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Washington

AARON CARSON
Gypsy Circus Cider Company
Tennessee

JEFF COFFEY
Thornapple Brewing Co.
Michigan

MEREDITH COLLINS
Along Came A Cider
New York

PATRICK COMMANE
Angry Orchard
New York

JAMIE CORRAO
Angry Orchard
New York

TRACI CRUZ
Big Belly Ciderworks
Michigan

TROY DENEEN
Blake’s Hard Cider Co
Michigan

SCOTT DENNIS
BJCP National Judge
Iowa

ANDREW DIMERY
Number 12 Ciderhouse
Minnesota

MARLENA DOLEGOWSKI
University of Guelph
Ontario

BRIAN DRESSLER
Dressler Estate
Pennsylvania

AMIE FIELDS
Botanist and Barrel
North Carolina

WILLIAM FISH
AWS Certified Wine Judge
North Carolina

BEAU FORBES
Advanced Cicerone
Illinois

ERIC FOUCH
Thornapple Brewing Co.
Michigan

EMILY GILLARD
Brickworks Ciderhouse
Ontario

MIKE GILLEN
Cider Table
Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER GOTTSCHALK
Michigan State University
Michigan

NICK GUNN
Cider Institute of North America
Oregon

MAURA HARDMAN
Seattle Cider Company
Washington

DARLENE HAYES
Cider Educator
California

TALIA HAYKIN
Haykin Family Cider
Colorado

DANIEL HAYKIN
Haykin Family Cider
Colorado

JOHN HOYOS
Cider Like Wine
New Jersey

GARRETT HUBER
Eden Specialty Ciders
Vermont

GREGORY JOHNSON
ANXO Cidery
Washington DC

SCOTT KATSMA
Seattle Cider Company
Washington

LIVIA KELLY
Farnum Hill Ciders
New Hampshire

KEITH KINTIGH
GLINTCAP Gold Medalist
Michigan

JULIE KUIECK
Certified Cider Professional
Michigan

PASHMINA LALCHANDANI
Bar & Cocoa
South Carolina

MARC-ANTOINE LASNIER
Cidrerie Milton
Quebec

JULIE LAWSON
BJCP National Judge
Wisconsin

FRÉDÉRIC LE GALL
Cidrerie Chemin des Sept
Quebec

ELEANOR LEGER
Eden Specialty Ciders
Vermont

NICOLE LEIBON
Silo Distillery
Vermont

KATHY YAN LI
BJCP Certified Judge
Manitoba

JAMES LINDEMANN
Cider House of Wisconsin
Wisconsin

AMY LORIA
Certified Cider Professional
New York

MARTHA LOWRY
Brickworks Ciderhouse
Ontario

JULIA MADDEN
BJCP Certified Judge
Ontario

JASON MCCLURE
McClure’s Orchard / Winery
Indiana

CHARLES MCGONEGAL
AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery
Wisconsin

STEVEN METCALF
Gypsy Circus Cider Company
Tennessee

BRENT MILES
Brown Hat Consulting
Virginia

RYAN MONKMAN
FieldBird Cider
Ontario

WILLIAM MOORE
Certified Cicerone
Illinois

JESSE NARDUCCI
Jefferson County Ciderworks
Iowa

IAN NIBLOCK
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Virginia

KRISTYN NOREN
Hard Cider News
New York

BRIGHID O’KEANE
Cider Institute of North America
Washington

JEREMY OLSEN
BJCP National Judge
Minnesota

MATTHEW OSTRANDER
HardCiderReviews.com
Utah

MICHELLE PAGANO
The Outcask
New York

RICARDO PETERSON
Minnesota

DEREK PLOTKOWSKI
University of Guelph
Ontario

ANTONELLA PRESTA
Ontario

DAN PUCCI
Cider Educator
New York

CORRIE PURSER
California

NICOLAS QUERQUES
University of Guelph
Ontario

WAYNE REEVES
BJCP Certified Judge
Ontario

COLLIN REYNOLDS
ANXO Cidery
Washington DC

ANGELENA RIEDIJK
Lost Valley Cider Co.
Wisconsin

CHANDRA RUDOLPH
Lost Valley Cider Co.
Wisconsin

NICK RUESTMAN
Michigan

BRIAN RUTZEN
The Northman
Illinois

RON SANSONE
Spoke + Spy Ciderworks
Connecticut

ADAM SATCHWELL
Two K Farms
Michigan

KAT SCOTT
Heartwood Farm & Cidery
Ontario

CHRIS SHIELDS
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio

HAYLEY SHINE
ERIS Brewery and Cider House
Illinois

MARK SIMPSON
BJCP National Judge
Iowa

ALISHA SLAUENWHITE
Meadowood Cider Co
Nova Scotia

BEN STOUB
Farmhaus Cider Co.
Michigan

DAVID TAKUSH
2 Towns Ciderhouse
Oregon

MATILDA TEMPERLEY
The Somerset Cider Brandy Company
Somerset, England

BARBARA THOLIN
Michigan

EDAN VALKNER
Virtue Cider
Michigan

CHRISTINE WALTER
Bauman’s Cider
Oregon

NATHAN WARD
Gypsy Circus Cider Company
Tennessee

ELLIOT WENZEL
Seattle Cider Company
Washington

TIMOTHY WILCOX
Farmhaus Cider Co.
Michigan

KARI WILLIAMS
Snow Capped Cider
Colorado

OTIS WOOD
Farnum Hill Ciders
New Hampshire

TJ WORDEN-ROGERS
Meadowood Cider Co
Nova Scotia

Staff

ERIC WEST — Competition Director
Cider Guide
Virginia

CHARLES MCGONEGAL — Training Director
AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery
Wisconsin

REX HALFPENNY — Judge Captain
BJCP National Judge
Michigan

MICHELLE FOIK — Steward Captain
ERIS Brewery & Cider House
Illinois

MIKE BECK — Event Logistics
Uncle John’s
Michigan

BRIAN WEST — Cellarmaster
Indiana


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