Parry Klassen farms 20 acres of peaches and pomegranites near Reedley, CA. He is Executive Director of the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition, a group that encourages the use of agricultural practices that reduce surface water contamination by pesticides. He also works with the Coalition for Urban, Rual, and Environmental Stewardship. He received his B.A. degree in Communications in 1981 from California State University at Fresno, CA.