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

Matthew Chavez

Independent Grower, New Mexico

Steve Csonka

Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)

Mark DeDecker

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Gary Deen

Independent Grower, Double D Farms Partnership

Bill Goldner


John Holladay

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Chris Kuzdas

Environmental Defense Fund

Homer Marks

Southwest Indian Agriculture Association

Newt McCarty

NM Cooperative Extension

Jaroy Moore

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center

Alex Muravijov

Guar Resources

Paco Ollerton

Independent Grower, Tierra Verde Farms

Matt Payne

West Water Research, Inc.

Bob White

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.