LRCA Officers

The LRCA has a group of directors which represent various areas of the country. They express the areas concerns at executive meetings and share any pertinent news with the rest of the LRCA. Please feel free to contact your Zone Director, or any LRCA Officer.

President

Kyle Adams

(262) 581-3918
Hello Lop fans, My name is Kyle, your 2020-2022 LRCA president. Billy and I have been raising English Lops for about 14 years together. The barn has had French Lops in it as well. We hail from the good old cheese state of WI. We have been able to make amazing friends in this hobby. If you have questions or are interested in the LRCA please reach out.

Vice-President

Todd Pinkerton-Riegel

(217) 433-0320

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Secretary

Jennifer Burr

30 Morey Rd
West Monroe, NY 13167
(315) 529-7860
Fellow Lop Breeders, My name is Jennifer Burr and I’m the current Secretary for the Lop Rabbit Club of America. I’ve owned and shown English Lops for over 20 years (wow – that makes me feel old) and have served on the Board of Directors for the LRCA since 2010. In the fall of 2020, I was lucky enough to be inducted into the LRCA’s Hall of Fame. So, let me stop and back up to tell you a little bit about myself. I’ve always had rabbits. When I was a young child a family member stopped over with a rabbit in a box (a mixed breed lop eared rabbit) and said it was a birthday present for me. I named my new pet Patches, and I just fell in love with the lop-eared weirdo’s. Once Patches passed away, I was able to get another pet rabbit, this time with upright ears; Sweet Cocoa. She was another mut and I adored her, but as she aged, I told my parents that I wanted to get another lop eared rabbit. Somewhere in my house I have a picture of my dad when he was a teenager – long hair with a bandana holding it back while holding this big black rabbit that I learned to be a French Lop. I told my parents that I wanted a French Lop when I was roughly 12, and my dad said “you don’t want a French Lop – you can’t speak their language. You want an English Lop! And if we’re going to do this, we going to do it right and get some pedigreed purebreds.” I started doing my research, I received the breeder’s guide from the American Rabbit Breeders Association and wrote letters to Charlotte Bowley and Susan McCarthy (two great English Lop breeders in New York State) telling them of my desire to obtain and show English Lops. Susan wrote me back and said that unfortunately she did not have anything available at this time but recommended I contact Charlotte Bowley. Within a week I heard back from Charlotte as well, she wrote to me on what appeared to be a type writer (I’m dating myself now) saying that she did have English Lops and some available that I could look at. Better yet, she offered Youth and 4Hers a ½ price discount on her rabbits. I called Charlotte and set up a time for myself and my parents in early 2001 to drive out and see her set up all while picking out a couple of rabbits. At this time, Charlotte’s barn was full of black torts and fawns – that’s it. I fell in love with a broken black tort buck (that I named Sir William) and a solid black tort doe (later named Lady Penelope). The rest is history. I began showing in the New York show circuit in 2001, always in open as there was no youth English Lop exhibitors, and attended my first ARBA Convention in 2004 – Providence, Rhode Island. It’s here that I met members of the Lop Rabbit Club of America such as Dave and Trina Carlson and Mary Crawford. Little did I know that I would be meeting people I now consider family. In 2009 I was at a show in Fulton, New York when I saw Charlotte Bowley going around receiving signatures on a form. She came over to me and told me to sign – which I did. Little did I know that this was my original petition to run for Zone 1 Director of the LRCA (back when Zone 1 consisted of just New York and Ontario, Canada). My first general membership meeting with the LRCA as a BOD member was Spring on 2010 in Perry Georgia. Since that time, I have seen the club go through many changes, highs and lows, and overall growth. New breeders entering the club while others depart for “retirement” and vacation plans. Even now, we see changes happening due to COVID-19 and RHDv2. Outside of the rabbit world I spend a lot of time with my fur-kid, Walter. He’s a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and basically glued to my side at all times. He also loves the rabbits (although they aren’t sure of him) so it’s a win-win for me.

Treasurer

Melissa McMullen

(530) 633-4898
Currently serving for LRCA: Treasurer Constitution Committee Previously served: Zone 9 Director Other Service: Currently serving as a Northern California Lop Rabbit Club Director Previously served as Northern California Lop Rabbit Club President, Secretary and Treasurer My background with livestock started with FFA and 4H. It was while I was in high school that I was introduced to rabbits, market lambs, veal, and poultry. I participated in the fair system and won FFA Reserve Grand Champion Veal my senior year. loved the livestock judging competitions, Parliamentary Procedure Debate competitions, and serving in various leadership positions. I continued to mentor in 4H in later years and to serve on several officer teams locally and nationally. My husband, David, and I have been married since 1989 and we traveled across the country while he served in the Air Force. After moving back to California, I started my rabbitry, K2M’s Hare Force Rabbitry, with my young daughters in 2002. We’ve had several breeds in and out of the barn, but French Lops have been my main passion. After winning Best of Breed at ARBA Convention in Portland, Oregon in 2015, I brought in the sable gene for fun. I’ve been diligently working on genetics, development, and improvement in all aspects of the breed. I enjoy the behind-the-scenes aspect of the organization and administration in club function so that other members can enjoy the social aspect of the club. It has been an honor to serve the Lop Rabbit Club of America, Inc.

LRCA Zone Directors

Zone 1

Ken Nesbitt

New York, Ontario, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New Brunswick, Quebec
(585) 455-5929

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Zone 2

Helen Wartman

Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina
(850) 490-9583

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Zone 3

Laura Ferrie

Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
(732) 616-2169

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Zone 4

Candie Glasscock

Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky
(859) 612-1012

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Zone 5

Melissa Wist

North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Saskatchewan
(785) 742-2497

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Zone 6

Andy Root

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Manitoba
(217) 473-6342

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Zone 7

Janet Lorenz

Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Mexico
(832) 622-6682

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Zone 8

Dara Gribi (Temporary)

Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia
(408) 391-8990

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Zone 9

Dara Gribi

California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii
(408) 391-8990

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Your Officers and Zone Directors would appreciate it if you would please always be certain to note the time zone to which you are calling from and to. Although it may be 8:00 AM on the East Coast, it may be 'quite early' in other parts of the Country. This would be the same for on the West Coast. It may be 8:30 PM there, but it can be 'much later' in the evening elsewhere. As a courtesy, please remember to check your time zone, and that of the person you wish to contact, before making your call.

Thank You!!