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Judge's Biography

Amanda VandenBosch
Senior Judge and Judge Trainer for all Certifications


Certifications: Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter, Fleece, Walking Fleece, Performance

Amanda VandenBosch is a Senior AOA Halter and Fleece Judge and an Alpaca Judge Trainer and Instructor in the United States. Amanda qualified as an International Alpaca Judge trained in Peru at the
International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS ) in 2000. She has judged shows in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Peru gaining an international perspective and true love for the art and science of alpaca judging.

Amanda travels worldwide judging alpacas, instructing, presenting seminars and workshops to breeders and judges. She has been honored with regular appointments as an AOA Senior Instructor and Judge Trainer in both Fleece and Halter in the USA.

Beverly Brehm


Certifications: Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter

Beverly Brehm, her husband Jason, and their two children, Christian and Julia, reside in the beautiful Southern Oregon Rogue Valley. Their alpaca journey began out of necessity as a health condition prevented Christian from participating in various other activities. Julia owns a small herd of three huacaya alpacas as well. Since 2009, Beverly and Jason have built Rogue Suri Alpacas, a nationally recognized quality suri herd of more than 50 alpacas. Additionally, Beverly has been an airport concessionaire since 2005 and currently owns and operates Sky House Bar & Grill inside the Medford Airport.

This business experience has helped develop and create her desire to become an AOA Certified Alpaca Judge. She has also volunteered for various show positions over the years. Beverly enjoys all the wonderful things that the alpaca fiber allows her to create, from spinning to roving, yarn to crochet.

Wade Gease
Senior Halter Judge and Judge Trainer for all Certifications


Certifications: Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter, Fleece, Walking Fleece, Performance

Wade is Walking Fleece Judge for IAFF Show

Wade Gease is an AOA certified senior alpaca judge, judge training instructor, presenter, and consultant/mediator for the worldwide alpaca industry. He has been co- owner of LondonDairy Alpacas and Alpaca Threads gift store since 1998. He now unveils his own product lines and services at www.TheAlpacaGuy.com.

Wade earned an Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, and a Masters Degree in Biochemistry. He is also a Camelid Fibre Sorter certified from Olds College Natural Fibre Centre, Canada. His past has given him experience as a construction worker, certified flight instructor, chemistry instructor, co- owner of a retail gift store, and a sale representative for pharmaceutical companies. He enjoys scuba diving, home improvement projects, and anything related to alpaca fiber!

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