John (Jack) Aldridge is a retired veterinarian, now operating Vignes de Jacques, a hobby farm, cheesemaking venture, winery and vineyard outside of Iowa City. He has been making wine since 1983, primarily in California, before moving to Iowa. A former member of an international competitive wine tasting team, Jack has extensively studied the wines of California and Europe. He recently completed certificate courses at Kirkwood Community College on Vineyard Management and Wine Making & Winery Facility Management. He has lately been producing a variety of aged and fresh cheeses with milk from the family Jersey cow.
Teresa Boston, RN, is an adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College and is also employed full-time at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. She also works as a school nurse at St. Pius X Elementary School and teaches CPR/First-Aid for Think Safe. A graduate of Kirkwood, Teresa has been working as a nurse for the last nine years and was previously in elementary education for 17 years. She currently lives in Cedar Rapids and loves spending free time traveling, antiquing, scrapbooking and spending time with family.