Jean-Pierre joined the Board in 2004 and brings a unique combination of sustainable vineyard management, science and engineering experience to the group. He is the owner and vintner of Wolff Vineyards, a family owned, ecologically friendly vineyard and winery in San Luis Obispo. He earned an Electrical Power Engineering degree, an M.B.A and a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Management. Jean-Pierre also obtained Teaching Credentials and an Electrical and General Engineering Contractor’s license, holds U.S. Patents and has published numerous International technical papers. He often is a speaker on sustainability issues.