Board of Advisors

Kevin Kester serves on the Curious Plot Board of Advisors.

Kevin Kester


Kevin and his wife, June, own a 22,000-acre ranch, where they manage a cow/calf operation his family founded in 1867 and produce wine grapes for local winemakers as Bear Valley Ranch & Vineyards. Kevin is a former president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and was an advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative under the Obama and Trump administrations, where he assisted with developing trade agreements with numerous countries.

Kevin has a degree in ag management from California Polytechnic State University and worked in law enforcement, real estate and the family’s mercantile retail business for several years before taking over the family ranch.

Board of Advisors

The Curious Plot Board of Advisors is unique among marketing services agencies, consisting of nine extraordinary leaders in the agriculture, food and animal care markets, providing seasoned counsel, insights and strategic guidance to agency team members and clients.