National Accounts Director, Off-Premise
I grew up in a family with a love for great food and wine. My mother had a cooking school and my parents operated a cheese and gourmet food store while I was in high school. My passion for wine and food developed from there.
I attended James Madison University in Virginia and graduated with a degree in hotel/restaurant management. After a few years in the restaurant business and moves to several different states, I ended up in Southern California where a chance meeting led me to the Wine and Spirits Business.
One of my favorite quotes is, “Life is what happens while you’re planning other things”. This has been a welcome theme throughout my life.
My career has been extremely rewarding and diverse. I started with Young’s Market Company in California, transitioned into supplier positions with Trinchero Family Estates and Constellation, and then became the Retail Wine Buyer for HEB grocery stores. I have since worked in sales and management positions with several wineries including Banfi Vintners and most recently with Fetzer Vineyards.
I am thrilled to have joined the Team at Folio Fine Wine Partners as Director of National Accounts for the Off-Premise Channel. The people here are so passionate about what they do. The core values at Folio are curiosity, integrity, accountability, mutual success and community support, and the Folio team embraces these values in all they do. The portfolio of Wines and the Families that we represent exemplify quality, heritage and character. It is a true privilege to be working here.
On a personal note I live in The Woodlands, Texas with my twin daughters, Megan and Madison, and two rescue dogs. We love to cook, travel, entertain and enjoy time outdoors. We are blessed with great friends and a happy life.