Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment
University of California
Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment

Research Advisory Committee

Current members of the SHRE Advisory Committee

The advisory committee of the SHRE is represented by a range of public, academic and industry professionals dedicated to advancing horticulture through research and education. The advisory committee reviews and recommends project proposals to the funds manager. Each member serves a term of 5 years, but can elect to continue to serve beyond their term at the request of the funds manager.





Representative of the gardening public

Pam Kazmierczak


Pacific Horticultural Foundation 

Saxon Holt


Landscape/Urban Horticulture Cooperative Extension Advisor

Steve Swain, UCCE Marin County 


Representatives of public/private/university Arboreta and Botanic Gardens

Warren Roberts, UC Davis Arboretum


Bart O'Brien, Director of Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park


Representative of the International Society of Arboriculture, Western Chapter

Barrie Coate


Representative of the Nursery Industry 

Jim Marshall, Suncrest Nurseries, Watsonville


Representative of the Landscape Industry 

Dave Phelps, Landscape Architect and Horticultural Consultant


Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation Trustees

Carol Coate


Hank Helbush 


UC Davis Representatives

David Fujino, Advisory Committee Chair; CA Center for Urban Horticulture


Michael Reid, Emeritus, Dept. of Plant Sciences 


California State University Representative

Benjamin Hoover, Dept. of Horticulture & Crop Science, CSU San Luis Obispo


California Community Colleges Representative

Stewart Winchester, Merritt College, Oakland







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