Certified Wine Educator, Certified Sommelier, American Wine Expert, Director of Education with Culinary Wine Institute
A love of travel, different cultures, world history and wine, is what led me to pursue my passion of all things wine.
Moving from California’s Monterey Bay area to Utah in 1998, I began working first at Snowbird, then Deer Valley Resort. This led to many travel opportunities, where I always found myself near wine regions. Upon exploring this fascination for what goes into the bottle a new passion was ignited, and I’ve never looked back. Sharing my love of wine with others has led me to pursue more education, more travel and a more in depth love of the vine and wine.
I received my Intro Sommelier with the Court of the Masters and became a Certified Sommelier with International Wine Guild in 2011, followed by Certified Specialist of Wine – CSW in 2015 through the Society of Wine Educators, and in 2018 obtained Certified Wine Educator – CWE, only shared by 443 others in the world, which allows me to teach anywhere on the planet. In June of 2020, during the COVID lockdown I was able to pass the American Wine Expert course with honors!
I founded Park City Wine Club in 2012 to bring wine tasting, pairing and fun to our community, showcasing menu items from many local restaurants and tasting wines from all over the world. In addition, I am the state educator for the employees of Utah Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control, a Professor since 2011 with Fox School of Wine and the Director of Education with the Culinary Wine Institute.
Rather a novice or enthusiast there is something for everyone in the world of wine!