David Barboza volunteering as a ring steward recognized the process and challenges that livestock judging presented and decided to attend the International Alpaca Judging School in 2001. After returning from Peru he began the AOBA judges training program and completed his certification in both IAJS and AOBA as a halter, fleece and performance judge. He judged his first show in 2006 and has judged over 20 shows both in the US and Canada.
David now works full-time in the Alpaca Industry dividing his time between his ranch, volunteering on the AOBA board and teaching seminars. In 2006 together with his wife Brenda they started ACE, Alpaca Continuing Education, which provides cutting edge training and education for the Alpaca breeder. Today David and Brenda run their ranch, RanchoNC Alpacas, in the foothills of Northern California and devote their full-time attention to the Alpaca Industry.