Ag – Management Team 2018-01-18T09:17:16+00:00

Ag Management Team


Fred Lagomarsino


Tel: 559.735.9700
Fax: 559.735.9705

Fred is owner of the Lagomarsino Group, which encompasses several real estate investment, management and farming companies. The Lagomarsino Group companies are owners, part owners or developers of numerous multi-tenant office buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, retail and residential properties and ranch lands throughout the western U.S. Fred is actively involved in master-planning and developing projects in the Southern San Joaquin Valley area, including the 600-acre “Del Lago” community in Tulare. Fred is part of a farming family operating in Tulare County since 1889. He is a graduate of the University of California at Davis with a bachelor’s degree in fermentation science. For the past 35 years, Fred, as an owner and manager of the Lagomarsino Group’s farming operations, engaged in growing numerous commodities, including table grapes, wine grapes, cherries, blueberries, pluots and almonds.

Fred has presided over and served on the board of directors of many agricultural organizations, including the California Table Grape Commission, the California Apple Commission, the California Association of Winegrape Growers and the California Cherry Growers Association. Fred is a member of the Government Relations Committee for the California Grape and Tree Fruit League as is a past member of the Agricultural Task Force for Resource Conservation and Economic Growth in the San Joaquin Valley.

Fred is a graduate of Class XIX of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, and is a past president and director of the Agricultural Leadership Alumni. He is the past chairman of the board of the Agricultural Education Foundation, which funds and administers the California Agricultural Leadership Program. In his community, Fred is a past president of the Tulare County Economic Development Corporation, and past president for each Visalia County Center Rotary, Visalia Education Foundation, and College of Sequoias Foundation.


Matt Wamerdam

Chief Financial Officer

Tel: 559.735.9700
Fax: 559.735.9705

Matt is the Chief Financial Officer for the Lagomarsino Group and is responsible for the financial accounting, management, and reporting of all its agricultural activities. Matt graduated magna cum laude while earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting at California State University, Fresno, and is a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Matt is a 30 year Certified Public Accountant who began his professional career with Arthur Young and Company, at the time one of the “Big 8” international accounting firms. He then served as the controller for a large, diversified farming operation based on the San Joaquin Valley’s “Westside” that was a grower, packer and shipper of fresh produce as well as a producer of row crops and dairy. Next, he served as the CFO/controller of a vertically integrated fresh fruit grower/packer/shipper in Fresno County prior to joining the Lagomarsino Group in 1996. Matt is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

web_brianalagomarsinoBriana Lagomarsino

Director of Ag Operations

Tel: 559.735.9700
Fax: 559.735.9705

Briana directs the employee and food safety programs for the company’s farming and packing operations. She is directly involved in the Blueberry packing operation along with the Niabell Grape packing and selling.

Briana is the 5th generation of her family to work for The Lagomarsino Group and started working for the family business at the age of 16. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, and joined the firm full time in 2007.

Blake Ueki

Farm manager

Tel: 559.735.9700
Fax: 559.688.7323

Blake is responsible for managing the day-to-day farming operations of the Lagomarsino Group, including overseeing production on managed properties. He has spent his life working on diversified farming operations, with over 20 years’ experience specializing in stone fruit and pome fruit.

Blake is a licensed PCA with a degree in agricultural business from California State University, Fresno. He came to the Lagomarsino Group in 2000 after serving as farm and operating manager at the University of California Kearney Research and Extension Center. Blake has extensive experience with young tree development and high-density fruit plantings. His expertise in crop production and labor management is invaluable to the diversified Lagomarsino Group. Blake is a Board Member of the Consolidated Central Valley Table Grape Pest and Disease Control District.

Jeff Beck


Tel: 559.735.9700
Fax: 559.735.9705

Jeff is responsible for the day to day processing of financial transactions and financial reporting for the farming operations. He prepares the annual farming budgets, manages the farming payroll and assists with tax return preparation of the farming entities.

Jeff was born and raised in Tulare, CA and is part of a family with a long and rich history in the area. He attended Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, CA and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both Accounting and Finance. Jeff began his career in public accounting and later became the controller for a farming/trucking operation located in Corcoran, CA. He most recently worked for an alternative energy startup entity producing ethanol out of Goshen, CA before joining the Lagomarsino Group in 2008.

Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Boys & Girls Club of the Sequoias, which serves all of Tulare County, and also serves on the board of St. Aloysius School.