The PA Cider Guild, controlled by its members and led by its volunteer Board of Directors, first appointed a Board of Directors in 2015 immediately following its formation at the end of the 2014 calendar year. The current Board members represent various production sizes, producers, tree-fruit growers, and several regions of the state of Pennsylvania.


Board Members

• Ben Wenk, Ploughman - President

• Joe Getz, Kurant - Vice President

• John Kowchak, Original XIII Ciderworks/Sir Charles - Treasurer

• Steve Frecon, Frecon's Cidery - Secretary

• Mary Bigham, Cider Culture/PA Eats 

• Brian Bolzan, Threadbare

• Brian Dressler, Dressler Estate

• Risa McKenzie, Hale & True

• Marty Schoffstall, Spring Gate Vineyard

Committee Chairs

• Legislative Committee - Steve Frecon

• Membership Committee - Mary Bigham & Risa McKenzie

• Events/Farm Show Committee - Mary Bigham & Troy Lehman