2008 / present
Owner/Winemaker, Kale Wines, Napa Valley
Focused on the vast and varied characters of Rhône blends from unique terroirs across California.
2012 / 2016
Director of Winemaking, Pahlmeyer Winery, Napa Valley
Brought all vineyard management in house and moved winery to new custom crush facility.
2005 / 2012
Assistant Winemaker, Associate Winemaker, Winemaker, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Stags Leap District
Worked closely with construction team to launch the state of the art winery and caves.
2003 / 2004
Assistant Winemaker, Terra Valentine Winery, Spring Mountain District
Responsibilities in the cellar, winery, lab, vineyard, office, and tasting room.
2002 / 2003
Intern, Colgin Cellars, Napa Valley
First intern at Colgin Cellars' Pritchard Hill Estate.
1997 / 2002
University of California, Davis
B.S. Viticulture and Enology. Murphy Plant Physiology Lab, Department of Plant Biology. Research focused on DNA repair in plants.