Hospitality & Sales Specialist
I was raised on the scenic Santa Cruz Coastline, surrounded by the natural beauty of Chardonnay Vineyards & Pinot Noir Vineyards. My parents, both avid wine enthusiasts, taught me an appreciation for the hard work of turning grapes into the nectar of the gods. My dad carried a love for the old world wines of France while my mother embraced the local pinot noir producers. Growing up, there was always a bottle of one or the other on the dining room table. Little did I know, this simple act of setting a bottle on the table was setting me on a path.
It was a windy path, one that even left the mainland. It was while living and working on the beautiful island of Oahu, focusing on a career in mixology, I was reintroduced to the passion for wine that once filled my home. After a few years of studying and saving, my path returned me to the mainland, and a few more twists and turns found me in the Napa Valley.
I began my wine career in earnest at a small family owned and operated winery called Judd’s Hill, at the base of the Silverado Trail. After a handful of years, I worked my way up from Tasting Room Associate to Director of Hospitality. Along the way, I learned many lessons including my personal favorite, “Life’s too short for bad wine.” — a philosophy I stand by to this day.
With over a decade of experience hosting guests in the Historical Napa Valley, I strive to give every guest a “white glove” customer experience. As Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
When I am not hard at work curating experiences for guests, you’ll find me procuring local produce from the Farmers Market to whip up a decadent meal to share with family and friends. I can’t wait to share the amazing Michael Mondavi Family Estate Wines with customers from both near and far.