Bruce Sonnen is an import to Oregon from rural Idaho farm country. He moved to Salem, Oregon with his soon to be wife in 1995, started a family, and is the proud father of two beautiful grown children. In his first seven years in Oregon, he was employed by a large landscape company in the Portland area installing trees, shrubs, lawns, wetlands, etc. In January 2002 his agriculture roots transitioned him to vineyard managing and sustainable farming, with LIVE being an integral part of how a property should be treated and farmed. He was the fourth person to graduate the Chemeketa Community College Viticulture degree program and is currently Vineyard Manager at Van Duzer Vineyards and Winery in Dallas, OR.
Vineyard Operations Manager at Van Duzer Vineyards