I was first introduced to the world of wine and spirits at 19 working at a liquor store in Uptown Minneapolis. At first it was just a great summer job in during my summer breaks from college. Over time it developed a strong passion in me for wine and spirits that after college I became a manager and spirits buyer for the store.
From there I went into wholesale with various distributors where I most recently worked for The Wine Company for three years before taking a supplier job as regional manager for a wine and spirits importer. As a supplier I was able to get more in depth knowledge of the business side as well as sales. Wine has always been my comfort zone, but my work with spirits buyers and brands it quickly became a passion that I wanted to pursue as my primary interest.
This passion for spirits and the cocktail community has led me back to The Wine Company. I am very excited to be bringing my experience back to MN and The Wine Company and to be a part of growing and developing this very exciting portfolio.
When I’m not working I can be found digging through record crates, playing soccer, or travelling with my wife Liz.