GENERAL SALES MANAGER
My college internship at a country club has proven to be very influential on my life. It is where I was first introduced to great food, fine wine and my future wife. (I had hit the trifecta!) Ultimately graduating with a degree in Hospitality Management, I continued to pursue a career in the restaurant business.
After working my way up through several great casual dining establishments, I found myself managing a wine bar with an extensive list. By this time, I was married for 7 years and had two young daughters and one more on the way! As rewarding as the restaurant business can be; the long hours often make it difficult to raise a family. Seeking a “normal” schedule, I made the decision to pursue a career in wine and spirits distribution. Over the course of the next 15 years I helped to build a dedicated and successful sales team in the competitive Minnesota market.
When I’m not working, I enjoy: biking, hiking, camping, experimental cooking, “working out”, and travel with my family. I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time with the latest edition to the family — a Grandson. (finally a boy!) I’m excited to be working with such a talented and knowledgeable team at The Wine Company.