The Judges


We are proud to present the judges for our show:

Lindajean Grillo
Minden, Nevada, USA

TICA Judge since 1980, TICA Distinguished Judge

Yukimasa Hattori
Higashi Nagoya, Japan

TICA Judge since 1980, TICA Distinguished Judge

Mark Coleman
Newark, Delaware, USA

TICA Judge since 1984, TICA Judge of Merit

Mark Coleman is an Allbreed, Teaching and Training judge with 22 years experience. He has raised and shown several breeds including Maine Coon, Persian, Somali, British Shorthair, Siamese and Oriental Shorthair under the Tails End cattery. Currently, Mark and his wife Julie are raising award winning Bengals under the Bejuled Bengals cattery name and live in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. Mark was on the TICA Board of Directors as the Northeast Regional Director from 1984-1986. Outside the cat fancy, Mark is a professional engineer and works to ensure nuclear power plants are safe and reliable. His other hobbies include fly fishing and cycling.

Don Caruthers
Houston, Texas, USA

TICA Judge since 1985, TICA Judge of Merit

Ellen Crockett
Port Townsend, Washington, USA

TICA Judge since 1986, TICA Judge of Merit


Ellen Crockett has had cats her whole life, starting with childhood "barn cats". She got her first pedigreed cat in 1968 (a Persian), and had been involved in the cat fancy ever since. She has bred Persians, American Shorthairs, Sphynx and Devon Rex.

She was a founding member of TICA in 1979; a charter member of TICA's first club, Commencement Cat Club, and entered the judging program in 1985. She has lived in many places, all over the world, following her husband's military career.

In "real life", Ellen is the Disaster Program Manager for the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross. She manages a satellite office, and trains and deploys volunteers in times of national disaster.

Dewane Barnes
Palatine, Illinois, USA

TICA Judge since 1988

Dewane Barnes started showing in the late 1950s. His first "show cat" was a brown Mackerel Tabby Household Pet named Cleo. She did so well that he decided that he would try his hand at showing a purebred cat so he purchased a Seal Point Siamese. He bred and showed Siamese for several years until he decided to work with Oriental Shorthairs. Dewane owned the first OS Grand Champion in CFA, a tortie Oriental named Justa Foo-Lin. He also showed a Mackerel Tabby OS in ACFA, Black Bart, who was the first OS Grand CH in ACFA. He was also the OS breed chair in ACFA. Dewane has been a TICA judge since 1988 and served on the TICA Board of Directors for 18 years.

Vickie Shields
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

TICA Judge since 1989

Fate Mays
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

TICA Judge since 1991

Adriana Kajon
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

TICA Judge since 1992

Judy Chappetta
Loranger, Louisiana, USA

TICA Judge since 1994

Alexey Shchukin
Isselstein, The Netherlands

TICA Judge since 1997

Harley DeVilbiss

Del Valle, Texas, USA

TICA Judge since 2003