Summary

  • Multiculturally well-versed, I embrace  refined individuality and encourage curiosity.
  • My creative insight is a weave-work of sublime design aesthetics, fluidity in schematics and strong team values with one unifying purpose.
  • Effervescently engaged in ideation, culture shaping and random thinking, I am currently in Manila bridging meaningful experiences and cultivating positive relationships.

Experience 

Work History
Jul 2012 - Present

Founder

Vino Venture SF
  • ViNOVentureSF is a San Francisco based wine exploration group focusing on wine event curation and production, consumer knowledge and industry collaboration. VVSF cultivates a new breed of consumers and enthusiasts.
  • Develop an effective wine program for startups, private dining events and top San Francisco Chefs and educators.
  • Engineer food and wine pairing menus tailored for high profile clients from Corporate, Tech and Retail industries.
  • Coaching a FOH team for immediate solution in creating valuable change.
Jun 2013 - Present

Creative Director

Winestock SF
  • Conceived and Produced the Inaugural event with the first female Master of Wine in the US West Coast.
  • Meticulously curated 35 premiere wineries and artisans for 800 attendees.
  • Encouraged and led a team to ensure smooth operation and fluid schematics.
  • Communicated seamlessly with industry leaders, event partners and Major Sponsors.
  • Engaged with all internal/external affairs to create a visionary and memorable event.
  • Developed rapport with key players in related industries.
  • Designed subliminal event aesthetics for effective branding and visibility.
Jan 2007 - Mar 2011

Chief Executive Assistant

Signal to Noise and Agency.com
  • Provided dynamic support to the CEO and Chief Creative Director.
  • Impeccably managed calendar activity, scheduling, internal & external communications.
  • Worked closely with external C-Level Executives and Administrators to coordinate complex meeting logistics.
  • Seamlessly arranged international travels for C-Level Officers providing appropriate information, visas, agendas and country protocols.
  • Launched digital and traditional marketing campaigns for top industry players and high profile clients such as Nike, EBAY, Apple iTunes, Ask.com and E*Trade.
  • Designed and prepared new business proposals and RFP timely and effectively.
  • Led strategic planning for various organizational projects from content development, talent resourcing to community shaping.
  • Developed a platform for continuous talent enhancement and company growth.

Skills

Skills

Food and Wine Consulting, Program Development

Industry training and Coaching, Branding, Food and Wine Menu Engineering,, Front of House Management, Cellar Building, Wine Service Intro 

Public Relations & Collaboration Catalyst

 Client / Vendor Relations, Quality Improvement and Development, Talent Spotting and Acquisition, Front of House Training and Skill Enhancement, Culture Shaping, Core Values Reiteration and Implementation, Event Design and Strategy, Sponsorship Negotiations and Contract Management.

Education

Education
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

WSET Intermediate Level 2 Certification

Wine and Sprits Education Trust
In depth knowledge in systemic approach in tasting, wine regions, viticulture, vinification, storage and service. 
Sep 1999 - Jun 2003

Bachelor of Science in International Business 

San Francisco State University
  • Business fundamentals  
  • Global economy both microeconomics and macroeconomics. 
  • International finance and marketing
  • Cultural communications
  • American foreign policy
  • Financial management and accounting
  • International business laws