Vice President, Communications and Partner
Raised in the premium wine region of McLaren Vale, South Australia, and a graduate of Wine Business from University of Adelaide, I spent 15 years in the Australian wine industry in various sales, marketing, distribution and communication roles before joining Hardy Wine Company (now Constellation Brands) in 2001 and relocating to San Francisco in 2007.
At Constellation Wines I helped develop and lead the largest in-house brand communications and event marketing team in the US wine business, overseeing the US wine portfolio. Here I led brand publicity programming and event marketing, leveraging strategic relationships across wine, culinary, luxury and lifestyle media.
In 2012, I returned to family winemaking, joining national importer Folio Fine Wine Partners – a full-service sales, marketing and communications agency owned by the Michael Mondavi Family as Vice President of Communications.
The inaugural Australian Student Winner of the “Vin de Champagne Award” – given by the Champagne region’s governing body, I have moderated and presented numerous wine Industry speaker panels in the US, Australia and Europe. A guest speaker at Sonoma State University, and University of Bologna, my work has been published in SevenFiftyDaily, Meininger’s Wine Business International magazine and Wine Business Monthly (AU).
I am a 10+ year student of yoga and meditation, with a focus on breath work as a means to manage anxiety, stress, and as a tool to aid clearer communication. I resides in San Francisco and can often be found with yoga mat in hand.