Growing up in the Napa Valley, I didn’t realize how magical a place it truly is until my family moved to the Philippines while I was in high school. That opened my eyes to many aspects of life and how blessed I was to be born into my family here: not just in the USA, but in the Napa Valley. As the child of a civil servant and a teacher, I didn’t have the wine industry in my scope when choosing my career path. Albeit later than I would now have liked, how fortunate am I that I have finally found Folio Fine Wine Partners to entwine my accounting background with my hometown’s legendary harvest and the Mondavi Family? Not to mention, working with the entire Folio Team has been a rare treat!
My career started in high school working for a CPA firm. I have also worked in a telemarketing firm, resort hotel, fire protection engineering firm, and hot air ballooning company (where I met my husband); finally landing in Folio’s Finance department – all that betwixt and between attending Cottey College, a small women’s college in Missouri operated by the PEO Sisterhood, and CSU Chico.
I share a home with my husband Paul-the-tugboat-captain, son Jesse-the-teenager, and our terrier Barklay. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking and entertaining, reading, traveling (so far: North America, Asia, and Africa), being a PEO, and, of course, drinking wine!