External Advisory Board

SBAR is advised by an external Advisory Board with members representing a broad range of stakeholders and the diverse range of project activities. Members have extensive experience in crop production/agronomy, rubber production/processing, environmental protection, Extension activities, and bioenergy utilization. The Advisory Board also provides a key service as external evaluators of project activities, and meets multiple times throughout the year to provide guidance for project implementation.


Chris Cassidy

USDA Rural Development

Steve Csonka

Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)

Bill Goldner


John Holladay

LanzaTech, Inc.

Chris Kuzdas

Environmental Defense Fund

Jaroy Moore

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center

Paco Ollerton

Independent Grower, Tierra Verde Farms

Ron Shaffer

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Bob White

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Advisor Alumni

Matthew Chavez

Independent Grower, New Mexico

Gary Deen

Independent Grower, Double D Farms Partnership

Homer Marks

Southwest Indian Agriculture Association

Newt McCarty

NM Cooperative Extension

Alex Muravijov

Guar Resources

Matt Payne

West Water Research, Inc.