Occupation: Executive Director, Rhone Rangers
Description: Responsible for overall direction and activities of this non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of american-grown rhone wines.
Residence: Albion & Palo Alto, CA
Number of Years that You’ve Been Working in this Field: 10
first (wine) job: Executive Director, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association.
How You Got to Where You are Today: I am passionate about wine and food. After a twenty year career in high tech marketing, and with an MBA under my belt, I was able to apply many of the things I’d learned along the way to the wine industry.
That Ah-Ha Moment: After 9/11, I was about to be laid off from my high tech job. I realized there was no time like the present to dive into the world of wine.
Last book read: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Craving For: dark chocolate with espresso beans
Who Do You Get Advice From on Buying Wine? I taste it!
Things You Still Want To Do: Travel to Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and China
Person You Admire Who You Would Most Like to Have Dinner With: Robert Haas, (former) wine importer.