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2020 Show Judges

Your Judges


VAOBA Expo 2020 Sponsored by Broad Creek Alpacas



Wade Gease is an AOA certified senior alpaca judge, judge training instructor, presenter, designer and

consultant/mediator for the worldwide alpaca industry. He was previous co-owner of LondonDairy Alpacas for 18 years.

He now unveils his own wholesale/retail product line as The Alpaca Guywww.TheAlpacaGuy.com



Walking Fleece 2020

Laurel Shouvlin and her husband Tim have been raising alpacas since 1997 on Bluebird Hills Farm in Springfield, Ohio. Laurel has been fascinated with the camel family since her childhood and has also enjoyed working with natural fibers, learning to weave, knit and spin while in high school.  All facets of the alpaca industry appeal to her including husbandry, veterinary medicine, the breeding and birthing and the show ring. 


VAOBA Derby 2020 Sponsored by Marys Alpaca

Amanda VandenBosch is a Senior AOA Halter and Fleece Judge and an Alpaca Judge Trainer and Instructor in the

United States. Amanda qualified as an International Alpaca Judge trained in Peru at the International Alpaca Judging

School (IAJS ) in 2000. She has judged shows in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia,

Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Peru gaining an international perspective and true love for the art and science of

alpaca judging.