Market Sales Manager, Southern California
I am a London-born, LA-raised wine lover with a travel addiction. Wine has always been a big part of my life. I can remember running through the vineyards of Bordeaux as a small child, tasting wine for the first time as an inquisitive youngster, and learning from my parents as they collected bottles from around the world. During my college years at The University of San Francisco, the wine bug well and truly bit me hard. I would regularly make trips out to Napa and Sonoma and I became fascinated by the culture of wine and how it brings people, art, science history, geography, culture and family together. Upon graduation, I moved back to London, where regular trips to France, Italy and Spain further cemented my love for the grape. In 2013, after a four year stint in the music industry, I made a leap of faith and decided to turn my passion for wine into a career. It was a life-changing decision, and one that I haven’t regretted for a second. I currently hold the WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits, and have my sights set on attainting the prestigious Master of Wine title. Prior to joining FFWP, I worked as Sommelier and Fine Wine Specialist at Wally’s Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. After two years on the floor, I can boast that I’ve tried some of the most beloved and sought after wines in the world. The taste of 1979 Krug Clos du Mesnil still haunts my palate to this day.
I proudly joined Folio in January 2017, and am excited for the opportunities, experiences and challenges that lie ahead. Working with such an incredible portfolio of family-owned wineries is my proudest career achievement to date.
I live in Los Angeles with my husband and our two rescue kitties, Nelson and Poppy. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, hiking, helping animals in need and drinking great wine with family and friends.