Born in Maryland and raised in Florida, I met my husband while he was attending Nuclear Power School with the U.S. Navy in Orlando. Early in our marriage we began the journey to our love of wine as my husband ventured into his next career as a Chef. We began regularly attending educational events at a local wine shop to learn more about wine regions and wine making. This eventually led us to becoming good friends with the owners. I began volunteering for them at events and continued my thirst for more knowledge in the wine industry.
My husband and I eventually made our way to Oregon after vacationing here in 2011. We fell in love with the beauty of Oregon, the food, and, of course, the wine. After 28 years in retail management and business to business sales, I decided to pursue my passion and enthusiasm for wine. I feel fortunate to have landed here at Winderlea.
In my free time I enjoy spending time traveling the world, exploring the Pacific Northwest, checking out restaurants, attending concerts with my husband, as well as lots of reading.