Leadership Group

Tashi Zouras, President

Hello, I’m Tashi Zouras and I’m the President of the Western Watermelon Association. I’m also the Vice President of Dimetri Gardikas Produce Company and have been involved in the watermelon industry for over 35 years.

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Chuck Botsford, Vice President

Jane loves going on hikes, strolling along the beach, hot chocolate, and playing with her kids. Her favorite color is blue, and she enjoys orange juice.

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Barbara Murrillo, Sec-Tres

Jane loves going on hikes, strolling along the beach, hot chocolate, and playing with her kids. Her favorite color is blue, and she enjoys orange juice.

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Danielle Cultrera, Exec Member

Jane loves going on hikes, strolling along the beach, hot chocolate, and playing with her kids. Her favorite color is blue, and she enjoys orange juice.

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Sean Rundle, Exec Member

I have been lucky enough to serve on the Western Watermelon Board for over 5 years under Tashi’s leadership. I work for my families’ agricultural packaging company, MR BOX INC. We provide bins and all other packaging to support the watermelon industry.

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Gabe Sams, Exec Member

I have been serving the packaging industry for 13 years and have built quite a big network. I excel in creating new custom packaging designs from start to finish. I have established a 98% acceptance ratio of all loads for the last 7 years. I specialize in bulk bins, corrugated cartons, plastics bins, plastic, mesh bags, v-board, POP displays, and many more packaging products. I am also the photographer at the convention and I have been on the board for 5 years.

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Christian Murrillo, Exec Member

Jane loves going on hikes, strolling along the beach, hot chocolate, and playing with her kids. Her favorite color is blue, and she enjoys orange juice.

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Jennifer Caesar, Exec Member

Jane loves going on hikes, strolling along the beach, hot chocolate, and playing with her kids. Her favorite color is blue, and she enjoys orange juice.

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