Northern California Angora Guild

Monday, September 30, 2013

RabbitCon Faculty in ARBA Convention at Harrisburg, PA

In the ARBA National Convention at Harrsburg PA, the RabbitCon is to be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013.   There are 14 faculty members, of which 5 are from our Northern California area.    Copying the info from the brochure, here are the bios of these 5 local breeders:

Dr. Carol Green
received her Ph.D. in Toxicology and Pharmacology from the University
of California, Davis and is a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology. She has authored more than 100 publications and scientific presentations in the fields of toxicology, pharmacology and drug metabolism. Professionally, Carol is Senior Director, Toxicology & Pharmacokinetics at SRI International, a nonprofit research institute. Dr. Green is also a licensed ARBA judge and breeder of top American Fuzzy Lops and Jersey Woolies.



Randy Shumaker
For over fifteen years, Randy Shumaker has been one of the most respected ARBA judges. He has five times been nationally voted to judge the prestigious Best In Show at ARBA Conventions. As a breeder, he has exhibited at national and ARBA Convention winners for over two decades. In 2009, Randy successfully passed the recognition of Red and Opal Mini Satins into the ARBA Standard of Perfection. In 2008, he was awarded the President’s Awards from ARBA President Dr. Chris Hayhow and in 2011 he received the ARBA Distinguished Service Award. Randy is the current Vice President of the ARBA.


Betty Chu

Rabbit breeders have been mystified for over thirty years by the beautiful English Angoras bred by Dr. Betty Chu.   Betty received the highest honor in a rabbit show career by capturing the first ever Best In Show by an Angora at the 1992 ARBA Convention in Columbus, Ohio; and Best Of Group at the 2001 and 2003 ARBA Conventions. She possesses a Ph.D. in Economics and spent twenty-six years as a professor of economics at San Jose State University in California.


Chris Zemny
There is no surprise why Chris Zemny has been hailed the “Holland Lop Diva.” Since the natal years of the Holland Lop in the United States, Chris Zemny has helped make it the powerhouse breed that it is today. During her twenty-nine years in the rabbit industry, Chris has made her mark and is one of the most respected judges at home and abroad. On a professional level, Chris is retired from the pharmaceutical and medical industry, with a decorated resume.

Dr. Scott Williamson


 is a Professor of Animal Science at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Williamson earned a B.S. in Animal Science from Purdue University, and went on to gain a Ph.D. in Meat Sciences from the University of Illinois. For over twenty years he has been a professor of Animal Science at Fresno State University. As one of the leading experts on rabbit husbandry, one step into his classroom and his inspirational power as an educator is certain. He’s been winning for over forty years ever since showing rabbits as a boy with his dad.


Other faculty members are: Eric Stewart of PA, Bob Bennett of VT, Dr. Jay Hreiz of NC, Kelly Flynn of IN, Josh Humphries of TN, Robert Glass, Nate Burbidge of UT, Kellyjo Younggreen of CO, Cole Rupprecht of ND.


For a complete list of the 14 faculty members and their bio and photos, go to



Post a Comment

<< Home