Wine & Food Entrepreneur


Research & Experience

  • Traveled 25+ countries exploring various wine regions, studying wine styles and researching winemaking practices from around the world.
  • Wine judge for upcoming International Wine Challenge in London (April 2020) and International Canned Wine Competition (2019).
  • Owns and manages online wine and food retail store specializing in USA made goods and gifts: www.spotsonaleopard.com
  • Owns and manages small vineyard and farm in Benicia, California. Learn more: www.fallenfruitfarms.com
  • Former broadcast television news reporter, strategic communications professional and political campaign consultant.


University of California, Davis

Continuing and Professional Education

Small Vineyard Management II (2020)

Advanced Tasting & Sensory Evaluation (2019)

Establishing & Managing a Small Vineyard (2019)

OIV Wine Marketing Program (2018)

Sensory Evaluation of Wine (2018)

Successful Home Winemaking (2018, 2019)

Court of Master Sommeliers

Passed Introductory Course Examination (2017)

University of California, Berkeley

Mass Communications B.A. (2009)

Legal Studies B.A. (2009)