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John Matthesen

Infrastructure Lead

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John has had a crazy long career that includes hotel and restaurant management, as
well as high tech. He is a professor in the Culinary Arts department at DVC, where he
teaches farm-to-table and also wine courses. Plus he teaches at UC Berkeley in the
entrepreneur program, and MBA courses at Universidad de San Andres in Buenos
Aires (it’s a long story…) He co-founded Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm in Pleasant Hill
with Marian Woodard, where he is the human tractor, the MacGyver and the irrigation

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