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About Us

Pacific South Judging Region

The Pacific South (PAC South) Judging Region was first established in 1955.  We normally judge monthly at four centers within our region: San Marino, San Diego, Long Beach, and Santa Barbara.  We also provide judging services for shows over the entire Southern California area, Arizona, and Southern Nevada, and outreach judging to orchid societies that would like to have a judging during their meeting, upon request. Usually, our events are open to all orchid growers ranging from hobbyists to nursery professionals, but currently, we have limitations on visitors because of the pandemic. Check our Judging Centers and Events sections for the most up-to-date information on judgings.

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A Message from
our region Chair


Hi! I am George Hatfield, Chair of the Pacific South Judging Region. I would like to personally welcome you to a place that I have called home for decades. We invite you to join us at our next judging whether it may be exhibiting a plant or learning how to become a judge. Our doors are open to all. As I always say, "Come for the orchids, stay for the friends". We hope to see you soon!


George Hatfield

Pacific South Judging Region Chair

Pacific South
Center Chairs

Pacific South Judging Center Vice-Chairs, Officers and Directors

Pacific South Members

Accredited Judges

Bryce Augustine

Nancy Augustine

Carol Beule

Gayle Brodie

Linden A. Burzell

Fred Clarke

Cindy Coty

Tim Culbertson

Michelle Dobard

Norman Fang

Arnold Gum

Thamina Haque

George Hatfield

Marlyn Lee

Peter T. Lin

Doug Overstreet

Arthur Pinkers

Phyllis Prestia

Jim Sloniker

Bev Tall

Brandon Tam

Ann Tuskes

Paul Tuskes

Outhay Viengkhou

Associate Judges

Donna Ballard

Lisa Marie Basilio

Gin Gan

Betty Kelepecz

Vinh Huy Nguyen

Lori Rheinberger

Emeritus Judges

Paul Bechtel

Paul Gripp

Norito Hasegawa

Karen Muir

Senior Judges

James Burkey

George Cooper

Maureen Cooper

William Heckeroth

Howard Liebman

David Maurer

Dory Mowlavi

Renate Schmidt

Sandra Tillisch-Svoboda

Student Judges

Vincent Ha

Jose Carlos Lopez

Duy Nguyen

Alex Quinones

Rina Soto

Karla Velasco

Baozhong (Jack) Zhu


Jenifer Chungafung
Kenneth Snauwaert
William Tse

Retired Judges

David Benzo

Stephen Champlin

Jim Kotsybar

Robert Mortenson

James Tatum

Edwin Wise


Eric Goo

Arnold Gum

Arthur Pinkers

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