Lift to right, OGER assistant director Pamela Kan-Rice, California Agriculture managing editor Janet Byron, retiring California Agriculture art director Pam Fabry, California Agriculture executive editor Janet White and OGER public information assistant Lorrie Mandoriao.
California Agriculture has undergone a number of staff changes in recent months. We congratulate departing employees on their years of dedicated service to the magazine, and welcome new staff.
After 17 years as California Agriculture's art director, Pam Fabry is retiring. Fabry served UC for 20 years total, previously in the former UC Agricultural Publications unit. She saw the magazine through major technological changes in the publishing industry and brought the highest level of creativity and professionalism to the art director's chair. Fabry will be spending more time in her art studio, hiking in the Marin hills and enjoying visits with her new granddaughter.
Davis Krauter is California Agriculture's new art director. Since 1984, Krauter worked as artist and senior artist with University and External Relations in the UC Office of the President, where his clients included Alumni Affairs, Governmental Relations and News, and Strategic Communications. His distinctive graphic designs include the UC systemwide directories, UCOP's first Web page, and logo/identity programs for Science Today and the California Science Project. Krauter earned a bachelor of science degree in environmental education from UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources.
After 7 years as California Agriculture's managing editor, Pamela Kan-Rice was promoted to the newly created position of assistant director of news and information out-reach, for the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resource's (DANR) Office of Governmental and External Relations (OGER). Kan-Rice's new responsibilities include coordinating public information for the Division. She received a bachelor of arts in technical journalism from Oregon State University.
Janet Byron will serve as California Agriculture's managing editor. Previously, Byron was special editor for California Agriculture's “Future in Focus: 2000-2025” series. She earned a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley and worked as a freelance journalist, science writer and editor.
Lorrie Mandoriao, California Agriculture's publications assistant since 1985, was promoted to the newly created position of public information assistant with OGER. Mandoriao has served DANR for more than 25 years.
TOPS employee John Fausone is taking over Mandoriao's responsibilities. Most recently, Fausone worked as an administrative assistant with the Bay Area Regional Technology Alliance.