Management Team

David W. Jefferson

Dave Jefferson, 74, is the managing general partner of Calplans Partners and President and Chief Executive Officer of Burdell Properties, which he joined in September 1973. Mr. Jefferson is responsible for the general management for all corporate, vineyard and real estate investment entities. He received an A.B. degree in Economics from Stanford University in 1965, and an M.B.A. degree, emphasizing finance, from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1967. Mr. Jefferson is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California, and has been a licensed financial principal with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. He has served as a Director of the Bay Planning Coalition since 1983 and is past Chairman; Director and past President of the Marin Property Owners Association since 1983; Director and Vice Chairman of the McClellan Federal Credit Union from 1968-1987; and Director of the Marin JCC from 1995-1998.

John G. Rauck

Jon Rauck, 66, is a partner of Calplans Partners, Vice President and General Manager of the Vineyard Division of Burdell Properties (which he joined in June 1983), and President of Saviche, Inc. (Saviche, Inc. is wholly-owned by Mr. Rauck and two other officers of Burdell Properties; this corporation is responsible for the day-to-day management of the four Calplans vineyards located in Sonoma County, California.) He is also a past President of the Sonoma County Grape Growers Association. Mr. Rauck has primary responsibility for financial management of all affiliated vineyard entities. Prior to joining Burdell, he was associated with the firm of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells of San Francisco and subsequently with Sugarman and Company as a Senior Accountant. Mr. Rauck is a Certified Public Accountant, received a B.A. degree from Eckerd College in Florida and completed the course work for the University of California Berkeley's M.B.A. program in 1979.

Donald G. Groth

Donald Groth, 67, is Vice President/Chief Investment Officer of Burdell Properties (which he joined in June 1987) and Chairman of the Board of Saviche, Inc. Mr. Groth has primary responsibility for financial management of all affiliated real estate entities, Chiles Valley Vineyard (Napa County) and is Chief Financial Officer of White Oak Vineyards & Winery. He serves as a Director of Groth Vineyards & Winery (owned by his brother). Prior to joining Burdell, he was an audit manager with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells of San Francisco. Mr. Groth received his AB and M.B.A. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970 and 1979, respectively. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the California Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts.

Joanne R. Clark

Joanne Clark, 61, is Director of Administration and Vice President/Secretary of Burdell Properties (which she joined in January 1979) and Vice President/Secretary of Saviche, Inc. Ms. Clark is responsible for corporate administration, investor services, due diligence and compliance of Burdell's securities offerings. She has been a licensed direct participation program principal with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., and is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Joanne also shows dogs competitively.

Lincoln Strong

Lincoln Strong, 34, is Controller for both Burdell Properties (which he joined in 2003) and Saviche, Inc. As Controller, Mr. Strong plays a key role in the financial management of Burdell Properties and all of its affiliated holdings. In addition to financial management, Mr. Strong is actively involved in the operational management of the company's 600+ acres of vineyards. Before joining the Burdell family, Mr. Strong received his B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from Sonoma State University.