All Team Members

Elisabeth Silva

Elisabeth Silva is a retired Deputy District Attorney, currently in private practice. For nearly 20 years, she served as the Agriculture Crimes Prosecutor for the County of San Diego. She prosecuted all manner of agricultural crimes, from armed and unarmed theft of plants and equipment to nuisance allegations resolved by the California Right to Farm law. During her career Ms.…

Jennifer Gerson

Jennifer Gerson serves as Associate Faculty in the Horticulture Department at Miracosta College where she teaches principles in sustainable agriculture as well as horticulture laws and regulations. Most recently, Jennifer managed plant production and product distribution for Solutions Farms, a large aquaponic farm located in Vista that supports re-entry to the workforce for homeless families. She is passionate about teaching…

Janet Kister

Janet Kister and her husband started Sunlet Nursery, Inc. in 1985. Sunlet Nursery is a wholesale grower of florist quality indoor and outdoor flowering plants, located on 26 acres in sunny Fallbrook, California. Janet believes that San Diego County’s near perfect climate makes it an ideal location to live as well as to grow crops. She states “It is no…

Fred Ceballos

Fred Ceballos has been employed in the California Nursery Industry for 43 years and has been involved in many industry associations. He currently works as a Sales Representative at First Step Greenhouses in Temecula, CA. In addition to serving on the board for San Diego County Ag in the Classroom, Fred is also on the board of directors of the…

Diana Bergman

Diana Bergman is an environmental educator who enjoys sharing her passion for kids’ gardening and local agriculture. Diana joined the SDAITC board in 2009. Ms. Bergman has worked at the regional and state level to promote garden-based education as a means to decrease trends in childhood obesity and “nature deficit disorder”. She has facilitated numerous trainings on the implementation of…

Denise Godfrey

Denise Godfrey currently serves as a sales representative for her family’s business, Olive Hill Greenhouses, a wholesale nursery known for selling tropical foliage. Aside from the family business, Denise is on the board of directors for Green Plants for Green Buildings. “It is a matter of getting the whole green industry up to date with research so that all of…

David Drucker

David Drucker currently works for Crop Production Services in San Marcos. He is also a Licensed Pest Control Advisor (PCA) in all categories from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and a licensed Certified Crop Advisor (CCA). David sits on the Escondido and San Marcos High School Ag Advisory Committees where they strive to make ag programs more relevant to…