SENIOR HALTER JUDGE AND JUDGE TRAINER FOR ALL CERTIFICATIONS Huacaya Halter, Suri Halter, Fleece, Walking Fleece, Performance Wade Gease has been an AOA Certified Alpaca Judge for the past eleven years and has judged shows throughout the United States and Canada. He is one of the few alpaca judge trainers in both halter and fleece. Wade received his Camelid Fibre Sorter Certification from Olds College Natural Fibre Centre. Presently he serves as President for the Great Lakes Alpaca Association. He is co-owner of LondonDairy Alpacas which is home to over 80 huacaya and suri alpacas. Wade has been very active in the alpaca world which includes speaking for educational events, consulting for auctions, evaluating for private alpacas breeders, and organizing private trips to Peru. Wade has worked to produce one of the nations' first blends of Alpaca and Bamboo fabrics. This has led to developments into the fashion industry with producing finished garments. In his past he has been a certified flight instructor, chemistry instructor, co-owner of a retail gift store, and has worked for pharmaceutical companies. Wade has earned an Associate's Degree in Aeronautical Science, a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, and a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry. Wade likes to bring a personal teaching perspective to his judging because of his past passion of showing and professional educating. As a judge, Wade enjoys giving breeders informative feedback through his halter class oral reasons.
Cheri and her husband Harald have been married for over 20 years and both wanted land in the country and to someday retire there. In 1986 they purchased acreage in West Virginia and started Good Time Ridge Alpaca Farm. Cheri is also a fleece show superintendent and raises miniature silkie fainting goats and Southdown Babydoll Sheep along with many other farm animals.