This Board “Heart’s” artichokes!

The Artichoke Festival is produced by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Castroville Artichoke Festival, Inc. (CAFI), which is governed by a volunteer board of thirteen directors who live and work in or around the community of Castroville. These Directors are longtime community advocates, and as fans of the iconic artichoke—and community—that has been a part of their lives for so long, they work hard to provide stewardship, establish policy, set priorities, and work hands-on as volunteers and committee heads during Festival and fundraising event production. Members serve three-year terms, and their expertise, diverse perspectives and guidance drive the success and sustainability of the Artichoke Festival, as well as the other fundraising events of the organization throughout the year.

2022 Board of Directors

Kathryn Parish

Board President (Business Owner)

Wes McClellan

Board Vice President (Retired)

Christina Riddoch

Board Treasurer (Business Owner, Escape Room 831)

Stefani Cortopassi

Board Secretary (Court Reporter)

Kevin Cortopassi

Director (Community Volunteer, Student)

Lynn Clark

Director (Elementary School Teacher)

Dave Delfino

Director (Finance Officer, TAMC)

Matt Gallegos

Director (High School Teacher, Coach)

Alex Garcia

Director (Business Owner, Mag One Media)

Terry Rohrs

Director (Retired Business Owner)

Debbie Stadig

Director (Agricultural Professional, Community Volunteer)

Missy Tracy

Director (Business Owner, Community Volunteer)

Cindy Winslow

Director (Business Owner, Community Volunteer)


Linda Scherer

Executive Director


Office: 831-633-2465