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About Us

Parallel 45 exists to represent, promote, improve and sustain the Northwest Michigan vineyard and winery industry. Through education and research, P45 provides support in vineyard and winery establishment, operations, and marketing. P45 hosts events throughout the year on many topics relevant to our members’ needs.

Consider joining now. Membership benefits include discounts on events, networking opportunities with other P45 members and access to great information.  Your membership is used to support speakers, wine grape research, mailings and other activities.


Meet the Board

Tony Jacobson - President

Appointed in 2023 & again in 2024

Maddie (FKA) Vint - Vice President

First term as VEEP

Barry O'Brien - Scribe

Newly appointed to manage our minutes

Ethan Baker - Social Media Comms

Is this thing on?

Michael Call - Newsletter Board Member

He tells us what's happening, and does it well

Blake Lougheed - Board Member

Runs the google

Peter Rigan - Board Member

He's got ideas and gives them appropriately

Emily Goodell - Treasurer

The stoic nonvoting keeper of the purse

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