Co-Owner and President of Pretty Lady Vineyards, Director of Farming Operations
Peter grew up working on his parents’ farm, learning the ins and outs of farming operations well before he entered adulthood. Even though he’s been familiar with the grape business for most of his life, he’s committed to continued learning, whether that mean keeping abreast of current growing trends, learning about environmentally friendly packaging options, researching organic farming methods, or finding new ways to be a better steward to the land, his employees, and Pretty Lady consumers, alike. Peter is a member and director of local water boards and involved in other community organizations. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and golfing, though he is most at peace when walking through a block of vines at the end of each harvest season.
Co-Owner and President of Pretty Lady Vineyards, Director of Marketing Operations
Nick also worked on his parents’ farm as a young boy, all the way through his teenage years, until he left Delano to attend college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. There, he majored in Agribusiness with an emphasis in Marketing, which proved to be the perfect education for the work he would do later in life. Nick started his career in the LA wholesale market, helping Davalan Sales and Chiquita Frupac with their merchandising needs, before moving home to establish Sunlight International as the marketing arm of his parents’ increasingly successful brand. Nick has since helped push Pretty Lady Grapes into markets all around the world, and worked to create all of the company’s seasonal campaigns.
Chief Information Officer
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Michelle joins the team with over 25 years in the finance/accounting field. She has a passion for financial performance, year end audits, budgets and strategy. Her attention to detail and eagerness to dig into data has proven successful in maximizing efficiency and revitalizing tedious procedures. Michelle holds certificates in Accounting and Finance from University of California, San Diego as well as a M.B.A. from California State University, San Marcos.
Jacob has worked for us since 2013. He was hired on as a Ranch Manager, then promoted to his current role two years later. Jacob earned his B.S. in Biology from California State University, Bakersfield (with minors in Chemistry and Spanish) and, later, his M.B.A. from the University of Maryland University College. Jacob is the Great Connector between field and office here, also helping to oversee the Human Resources and Purchasing departments, as well as our Compliance Management, Project Management, and Plant Asset Management teams. Jacob’s favorite Pretty Lady grape is our Esteem variety. What can we say? The man’s got great taste.
Anthony grew up in Visalia, then moved north to attend school at UC Davis. There, he earned his B.S. degree in Ag Econ. Anthony worked for several notable produce companies before coming to Pretty Lady, including Dole Fresh Vegetables, Blue Anchor Inc., Pandol Bros. Inc, and Columbine Vineyards.
Ethan grew up in Bakersfield, before moving to San Luis Obispo to study Agricultural Science at Cal Poly. While working toward his bachelor’s degree, Ethan took part in an internship program with Pretty Lady Grapes, spending a quarter of his college tenure working on the farming side of the company. After graduation, he spent two years working with a different vegetable grower. When the opportunity presented itself for him to return to Pretty Lady and work for the Dulcich family again, this time on the sales side of operations, Ethan jumped at the chance to come back. “It’s been a very gratifying experience so far,” he says. “I pray for more years of growth and success alongside Peter, Nick, and my esteemed coworkers.” Ethan enjoys witnessing the company’s evolution over the years and notes that “the excitement for growth is infectious throughout the company.” His hobbies when he’s out of the sales office include continued education, and maintaining emphasis on his exercise and nutrition regimens.
Gail De Lussa
Export Sales Coordinator / Food Safety Manager
Gail holds a BA from Sacramento State University. She assists Nick with all export sales and documentation. Gail also manages the Food Safety program and 3rd party certification for the entire Dulcich operation.
She has been with the Sunlight team for 11 years.
Analia simultaneously assists the HR Department and Sales office with the ability to take on numerous tasks at any given time.
She has been with the Sunlight team for 10 years.
Mary Ann Bisogno
Mary Ann is the Accounting Manager for Pretty Lady Vineyards, and has been with the Dulcich family since May 2008. In this role, she has learned about farming, growing, harvesting, and shipping. Prior to her time at Dulcich, Mary Ann worked in accounting in the medical field.
Mayra is our Payroll Manager and has been with the company for over 10 years.
Accounts Payable Manager
Isabel grew up in Delano, CA where she still calls home. She’s been working in Ag business for over 20 years, and has been with the Dulcich family since 2008. She loves spending time with her family and traveling.
Rosana began working for the Dulcich family in 2007 in the shipping office, and currently works as our receptionist. She enjoys speaking with and meeting our customers from around the world on a daily basis.
Lead Field Supervisor
Nabor is a Lead Field Supervisor and leads the receiving of fruit from the field into cold storage. He has been with the company since 2000.
Cold Storage Facility Manager
Hector manages our cold storage facility and leads the shipping of our fruit from the facility to our customers. Hector has been with the company since 1996.
Crop Production Manager
John graduated from Garces High School in 2013, then continued his education at the University of Arizona. There, he earned his B.S. in Agricultural Technology Management. John first started his career at Pretty Lady as a teenager, back when he’d work for the company during summer breaks in high school. He rejoined the Pretty Lady team after graduating college and returning to his hometown of Bakersfield. “I’ve worked here all my life,” he says. “My favorite part of this job is watching the vines go from dormant to growing to picking every season, getting to see all of the hard work pay off.”
Born and raised in Bakersfield, Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Plant and Soil Science from Oklahoma State University. His prior work history with a fertilizer and chemical company helped prepare him for his Pretty Lady career. When Kevin is not keeping our vines healthy, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, particularly when he gets to enjoy the occasional round of golf. His favorite part of working for Pretty Lady Grapes is the camaraderie and teamwork of his peers, “I enjoy how every employee at Pretty Lady works with each other and helps one another,” he says.
Porter attended Brigham Young University where he received his BS in Electrical Engineering and currently resides where he was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Earlier in his career, Porter worked as a controls engineer with Wonderful Pistachios and a Repair Manager with PLC Programming. Though all of the Pretty Lady Grapes hold a special place in his heart, if he had to choose a favorite, it would be the Autumn Crisp. In his free time, Porter enjoys spending time with his wonderful family and cooking them dinner on his favorite Traeger smoker barbecue.
Export Sales Coordinator
Betty has over two dozen years’ experience working in the farming industry, across a wide variety of important roles. At Pretty Lady, she is the resident expert is exports and sales. Originally from Richgrove, CA, Betty now lives in Delano. She enjoys spending time with her family when she’s off work, particularly if that means getting the opportunity to be out having fun in nature. Her favorite Pretty Lady Grape is the Green Emerald. Betty says, “I enjoy working as a team to fulfill customers’ expectations. My favorite part of my job is making customers happy.”