Accredited Auditors

Accredited Auditors 

CSWA has invited experienced auditors with demonstrated knowledge about winegrowing and sustainability management to apply for CCSW-Certified accreditation. Accredited auditors must attend initial training on the certification requirements and also attend annual training programs as part of CSWA's commitment to continuous improvement. CSWA encourages auditors accredited by other third-party certification programs (i.e. CCOF, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, regional wine sustainability programs) to apply for accreditation.

For a printable version of the accredited auditor list: CCSW-Certified Accredited Auditor List 2016


Terrance Anthony

Conservation Measures LLC



Experience/Credentials: Over 20 years’ experience helping rural businesses compete on the basis of sustainable practices. Verifier and consultant on energy management and greenhouse gas reduction, agricultural water use and water quality mitigation, and habitat conservation. Expertise in site-scale metrics and management systems for continual improvement. Clients have included vineyards and wineries, watershed groups, state agencies, and certification bodies in Oregon, Washington and California. Accredited auditor for ISO 14001 and 50001, ARB GHG emissions and offsets, and COTE water quality trading protocols. Graduate of UC Berkeley; currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Management at Portland State.

Other auditing services available: ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 50001 (energy), GHG emissions

Bryan Avila

Winecraft, LTD.

952 School Street #366

Napa, CA 94559

Direct: 707-506-6899





Winecraft is a winemaking consulting company based in Napa, CA specializing in the production of wines with character.  In order to maintain a high level of character in our wines, our grapes need to be grown in a manner that respects the land, water, air and all the creatures that live there.  Professor and winemaker, Bryan Avilais the CCSW auditor that speaks the language of grapegrowing and winemaking and Winecraft’s Director of Sustainability, Dr. Craig Riordan bring an unparalleled level of sustainability expertise to your winery and currently functions as a professor emeritus from Humboldt State.


Other auditing services available: Winemaking-Marketing Gap Analysis (Matching Production with Marketing and Sales needs)

Robert Beltrame

Beltrame Environmental Consultants Inc

1112 Crystal Circle

Livermore, CA 94550

888-ISO-14000 (888-476-1400)

651-491-8941 (mobile)

Experience/Credentials: 17 years as an environmental auditor, 27 years as an environmental consultant including EHS compliance auditing.  Consultant to a major wine producer assisting with implementing an environmental management system focusing on sustainability. Participated in Lodi Rules audits. Own a small vineyard since 2008, from which I produce wine. Exemplar Global (RABQSA) Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 (OHS), RC14001 and ISO 9001, having performed over 300 Certification audits. Approved Lead Instructor for the Exemplar Global Accredited EMS, OHSMS, and QMS Lead Auditor Course for 17 years, having taught the EMS class over 55 times.  Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. 

Other auditing services available:

ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, RC14001 and ISO 9001 auditing, training and consulting. EHS Compliance Auditing.  Exemplar Global Certified Lead Auditor Course for EMS, OHSMS and QMS.

Ann Cassidy

Certiculture LLC

(707) 318-5587


Experience/Credentials: Sustainable Management System re-certification for wineries and vineyards, Sustainable Winegrowing Program self -assessment, Lodi Rules and SIP certifications; also experienced in ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment. Master in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability (Sweden); B.A. Business Administration, Management (Loyola University, New Orleans); Viticulture Certificate, Wine Studies Certificate (SRJC). Previous work experience includes SRJC Shone Farm, Advanced Viticulture, ViewCraft, UC Berkeley and Gallo.

Heidi Changala
3760 Willow Creek Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 674-3573

Experience/Credentials: 20+ years of experience as a Quality Engineer performing compliance auditing. Developed audit plans and worked with clients to prepare and implement corrective action plans. Trained auditors and performed precertifiation audits of facilities. Experience in EHS compliance auditing and program management. Working in wine industry since 1997 as a grower and vintner.

Kelley Clark

Coastal Vineyard Consulting

218 La Camarilla Place

Nipomo, CA 93444

(805) 680-6492 cell;

(805) 929-4830


Experience/Credentials: 25 years experience as a viticulturalist working and consulting on the Central Coast, and Pest Control Advisor. Consulting experience with both organic and sustainable vineyard operations. Co-owner and vintner for Brophy Clark Cellars. International Organic Inspectors Association training and certification. MS in Agriculture with specialization in viticulture from Fresno State; BA in Biology from UC San Diego.

Other auditing services available: USDA Organic and Sustainability In Practice (SIP).

Jeremy Cook

446 Islay St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 234-4296



Experience/Credentials: Over 12 years of experience consulting in sustainable resource management, environmental compliance, strategic business planning and green marketing.  Technical areas of expertise include sustainable food, beverage and agriculture processes and technologies, sustainable resource management (air, water, soil and energy), precision agriculture and soil and groundwater analysis. Jeremy's education includes a BS in Geology; he is a member of the Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers and the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. Capable of providing auditing services throughout California.

Other auditing services available: Water Resources Compliance, Air Resources Compliance, ISO, Cal-EPA, Cal-OSHA

Gary A. Cottrell

556 Union Ave. Ext.

Pittsburgh , Pa. 15229


Cell: 281-646-6252

Experience/Credentials: EMS Technical Manager for LRQA for 15 yrs, 5 yrs. with Global Registrars. Lead quality, environmental and safety auditor for 20 years. As EMS Technical Manager I oversee the technical aspects of the ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and now the RC/RCMS business for LRQA, and conduct a regular schedule of assessments across a broad variety of businesses. I sat on the original committees which formulated the ISO 14001 standard. Audited wineries across California since 2004 to the ISO 14001 standard and also to ISO 9001. Conducted CCSW-Certified Pilot audits. Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering

Other auditing services available: ISO 14001 and 9001

Lauren Gambon

1320 Sydney St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401



Experience/Credentials: Over 6 years of experience with EHS and Sustainability compliance within California, Oregon, and Colorado. She has conducted many health and safety compliance audits as an EHS Consultant. She was the Sustainability Ambassador for UCLA’s Dental School. Lauren’s education is a B.S. in Environmental Health from Colorado State University. She is capable of providing auditing services throughout California. 

Other auditing services available: CAL-OSHA, GHG verification, EHS regulatory compliance, and Waste Management.

Lisa Godfrey

Napa, CA



Other auditing services available: Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). Twelve years of experience as a consultant in erosion control, stream restoration, watershed management and environmental planning. Vineyard consulting experience includes site analyses, evaluation of land management and erosion control practices, erosion control plan review, drainage and irrigation system review and compilation of farm plans with recommended actions. MLA in Environmental Planning from UC Berkeley.

Other Auditing Services: Fish Friendly Farming®

Garrett Griffiths

Antea Group

350 Treat Blvd Suite 250

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

US Toll Free: 800-477-7411

Mobile: 510-847-3720

Experience/Credentials: 5 years experience in EH&S compliance auditing and program management. Performed numerous hazardous waste compliance audits, storm water compliance inspections, has developed environmental compliance procedures and has developed and implemented ISO assessment corrective action plans. BS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

Other auditing services available: Waste Management, Water/Energy conservation, Green House Gas, Pollution prevention/waste reduction, ISO 14001, EHS Regulatory Compliance, Phase I ESA

Dave Hadlet


RMA Inc.

735 State Street, Suite 407

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(908) 647-8431;

cell: (713) 598-4246



Experience/Credentials: Certified ISO 9001 auditor since 1988. Audited ISO management systems at many California wineries on a regular basis from 1998 through 2004. Conducted CCSW-Certified pilot audits. Developed and managed LRQA certification programs for ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Responsible Care (1996-2007). Developed and managed LRQA sustainability and GHG verification services. Consultant to CSWA for development of SWP certification program. Currently working in LRQA's climate change services business (RMA) as VP of Business Development. BS Metallurgy from University of Manchester (England).

Other auditing services available: ISO 9001, GHG Verification

Ryan Leininger

Ryan Leininger LLC

1436 Second St., #263

Napa, CA 94559

(707) 799-0101

Experience/Credentials: Independent viticulture consultant specializing in vineyard sustainability, irrigation, monitoring, and reporting. Knowledge and experience in initiating, implementing and review of existing California certification programs.  Initiated SWP during 9 years at Fosters Wine Estates/Beringer.  Also consulted for 3 years with Jack Neal & Son Vineyard Management.  B.S. in Ag Systems and Environment with a Sustainable Production Systems emphasis in viticulture from UC Davis.

Other auditing services available: Fish Friendly Farming®, State of California Water Use Reports, Water Rights review

Dr. Judy Luchsinger

QED Consulting Group

1825 Hartley Street

Lakeport, CA 95453

(707) 263-3280;

cell: (707) 321-2934


Experience/Credentials: Since 1996, has prepared clients including many California wineries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification, among others (FDA, HACCP, BRC, etc.) During the process of implementation of the standard, teaches and trains internal audit team. Performs pre-certification audits of facilities. 14 years as a consultant to companies in quality management and 5 in environmental management services. PhD and B.A. from UC Santa Barbara. Lifetime teaching and administrative credentials issued by the State of CA. Sr. Member of the American Society for Quality.

Nicole Persaud

Antea Group

1350 Treat Blvd., Suite 250

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

US Toll Free: 800 477 7411

Experience/Credentials: Experience managing people and processes of EH&S management systems at large scale pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing sites in CA and NJ.


Jennifer Razo

25581 Leeward Dr.

Dana Point, CA 92629



Experience/Credentials: Nine years experience as an Environmental Scientist. Experience with sustainable development, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, EH&S Compliance audits, Integrated Waste Management, greenhouse gas mitigation projects/carbon credit opportunities, soil and groundwater assessment and risk-based corrective action. MBA in Trade and Environment from FGV University (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil); BS in Environmental Studies with Chemistry-UCLA; extended education in Environmental Auditing-UC Irvine.

Other auditing services available: Energy Conservation, Greenhouse Gas, EHS Regulatory Compliance, Phase I ESA.

Kristine Witzel

ISO-aid, LLC

P.O. Box 30073

Santa Barbara, CA 93130

(805) 682-0291

Experience/Credentials: 25 years of business experience. Specializing in implementing, maintaining and auditing ISO 9001 Quality Management systems, with expertise in collecting and distilling data into short, concise reports. Spend less time reading reports. Former President of export company and former Sr. Financial Analyst for large government defense company. Also experienced in ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems.
B.S. Business Management; ISO 9001:2008 RAB-QSA competency certified Lead Auditor; HACCP Certified; third-party auditor for TUV Rheinland Registrars, Perry Johnson Registrars and Orion Registrars. Centrally located in Santa Barbara, California.

Susanne Zechiel

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants


707-526-1064 ext1301 (direct)

415-385-4908 (mobile)


Experience/Credentials: Over 15 years of wine industry experience. Before joining Kennedy/Jenks, spent nearly 10 years with Brown-Forman Wines providing leadership on sustainability programs and developing their award-winning green programs, including clean energy, energy efficiency, waste minimization, recycling, water conservation and GHG emission management. Currently, provides regulatory support services to winery clients, including evaluating status of compliance across a spectrum of environmental regulations, recommending options to improve compliance, and implementing those recommendations.

Paul Zellman

Golden Group

493 South Highland Drive
Ukiah, California 95482


Experience/Credentials: Working closely with growers, public agencies and non-profit organizations, Paul seeks to bring communities together to promote positive outcomes for agriculture, people and our environment. With more than thirty years of experience serving the wine, avocado and horticultural industries in California and Mexico, Paul is an independent, bilingual agricultural consultant. Currently, Paul is President of the Mendocino County Russian River Flood Control District and Education Director for the Lake County Winegrape Commission, coordinating the Commission’s Sustainable Winegrowing Program and Master Vigneron Academy – a year-long Spanish language program for vineyard supervisors. MS, Soil Science, UC Riverside; and BS, Viticulture, UC Davis.

Dr. Bruce Zoecklein

EORM and Virginia Tech University.

4 North Second St. Suite 1270

San Jose, CA 95113

 (540 998 0925)

Experience/Credentials:  National and international experience as a wine industry consultant, including audit preparation and assessments. Over 35 years experience in the wine industry including sustainable design and design components.  Provided consulting services for the Romanian, Moldavian, Argentine, and Chinese governments.  Leading academic researcher, publisher, author, and co-author of wine and sustainability- related topics.  Editor of Winery Planning and Design CD, and co-author of Wine Analysis and Production, Zoecklein et al. 1999. Author of bimonthly Enology Notes, technical briefs with discussions on energy and water monitoring and other sustainability topics, available at   B.S. Microbiology/Biochemistry; M.S. Viticulture/Horticulture; Doctorate, Food Science and Technology/Enology.