Kevin will be judging all females in the halter show.
Kevin and his partner Deborah Shields, along with her folks, established RiverView Alpacas in 1997. RiverView is now home to 50 alpacas.
Committed to the alpaca industry, Kevin has served on various AOBA committees including the Affiliate, the Nominating and the National Conference Planning. He is currently serving on the Judge Advisory Committee.
Kevin is one of the founding members and President of N. E. Alpaca Tours, a non-profit corporation that organizes the North American Alpaca Show. To date, N.E.A.T. has donated over a quarter of a million dollars to alpaca research and education.
Having successfully completed the AOBA Judge Training Program in 2004, Kevin received certification in halter, fleece and performance judging for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas.
Kevin is currently judging alpaca shows throughout the country and is involved in speaking, consulting and in the organization of alpaca shows and auctions.
Diana TimmermanDiana will be judging Walking Fleece.
Diana is an AOA Halter and Senior Fleece Judge and an Alpaca Judge Trainer and Instructor currently in the United States. Diana received her Certification as an International Alpaca Judge trained in Peru at the International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS) in 2004. She has actively judged in Canada and the United States since 2001. Diana has over 21 years of experience breeding and showing alpacas and their fleece, along with over 30 years of experience raising other breeds of livestock. Her love for alpacas and her commitment to fleece education was the inspiration that led to the purchase of The Alpaca Breeders Fiber School, LLC. Diana is also an alpaca industry consultant, educator, Fiber Sorter and Grader and working on her Wool Classer status Diana currently serves on the AOA Judges Advisory Committee (JAC) , AOA Judge Training and Certification Committee (JTCC) as Liaison and has served on the Advisory Board for the Mid-America Alpaca Foundation, the Board of Directors of The Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies, is a faculty member and owner of the Alpaca Breeders Fiber School, LLC, and past leader of the Leading Llamas and Alpacas 4-H Club. Diana was born in Germany where she lived until she was eight years of age. At that time she came to Colorado with her parents and brother and has remained there. She was employed as a paralegal in private practice and the District Attorney’s Office prior to acquiring alpacas. She has one son, Jeff and his wife Jenessa and a wonderful grandson, Alden Ray. Along with her husband, Tim, they operate Aussie Acres Alpacas, LCC , successfully producing many of the world’s sought after grey and fawn Huacaya breeding stock. They have been honored to have exported their genetics worldwide.
Stephanie will be judging all males, both huacaya and suri.
After graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in animal science, Stephanie Glyptis jumped into alpacas in 2000 as the herd manager for Heart's Desire Farm, the largest huacaya herd in West Virginia. This herd of nearly 300 kept her very busy halter training, delivering crias and managing the daily needs of the alpacas. A very active participant in the show ring, she was finally able to merge her background in dairy cattle judging with alpacas in 2006 when she became an AOA certified judge. Since then, she has judged all over the United States and Canada. Being certified in all aspects of judging, fleece, halter and performance, has become the perfect fit for many shows that only need one judge. Stephanie, her husband Phillip and their children Teddy and Abigail live in Weirton, West Virginia just outside Pittsburgh, PA. Stephanie runs Solimente Alpaca Consulting and in addition to judging also does education and herd evaluations for alpaca herds. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, cell (304) 374-1363 or home (304) 748-8280