Region 17 Judge Coordinator
Garden Judge

104 Saddle Trail
Georgetown TX 78633
512-943-0687 h
432-638-0812 m

Al is a life member of the American Iris Society, National Garden Club, Inc. and New Mexico Garden Club, Inc. He was elected to the AIS Board of Directors in 2016 and is Chair of the AIS Speakers Program. Al joined the Santa Fe Iris Society in 1993, serving as president, show chair, and the Region 23 Convention chair. He was the Assistant Regional VP for Region 23 (New Mexico) in 2009. He served as the West Texas Iris Society Exhibition chair/co-chair in 2012 and 2013. Al’s judges training began in 2002 and has judged in New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, Colorado and Texas. Barbara and Al grew 600+ irises in 2010-2013 and have down-sized to 100 irises due to moving to a 55+ retirement community in Georgetown. Al retired after serving 23 years in the USAF as a Lt Col in 1991 and then served 17 years as the Los Alamos National Laboratory office manager for the nuclear safety compliance program. They have driven in all lower 48 states and visited Hawaii and Alaska since their marriage in December 2010. The moss does not grow under their wheels. There are two plants in the world – Iris and weeds.

Trainings (T) & Programs (P)
English Boxes (T)
Space Age Iris (T)
Before Awarding the 1st Ribbon (T)
Back to the Basics – Point Scoring (T)
Not Eligible for Best Specimen – Collection, Seedlings, Bulbous & Educational (T)
My Infatuation with the Iris (P)
De-Mything the AIS R&I Checklists (P)
Iris Postage Stamps (P)