I am incredibly excited about having figured out my life's passion at a young age. I am extremely dedicated and very used to working hard and using all my skills to create high quality products. I have experience in a variety of fields which I feel makes me a well-rounded candidate for employment. I am no stranger to hard work and am willing to do whatever needs to be done to be a successful Winemaker.
I love making wine! My goal is to work with someone who is as passionate about wine as I am and takes the business of producing a great product seriously. I hope that when you review my work experience and education you will see that I have numerous strengths to draw upon which will be valuable to you and your winery.
2007 - Present
Golf Course Construction Superintendent
Liaison between management and contractors, supervising all phases of construction planning and development, managed multi-million dollar budget of Greg Norman golf course.
2008 - Present
Wine Server/ Sales Associate
Direct customer contact for tastings and product discussions. Sales of wine and wine club memberships.
2008 - Present
Cellar & Winemaking Assistant- Harvest
Involved in all aspects of winemaking. Testing the readiness of the grapes for harvest, crushing, pressing, inoculations, daily log of juice status, lab work, and bottling. Also worked in the tasting room.
2002 - Present
Preparation of a wide variety of hand-made breads for a multi-location gourmet bakery.
2010 - Present
David Hill Winery
Promoted from Cellar Master to Asst. Winemaker in 2010. Given more responsibility in the wine making process. This includes sanitation, filtration set up, bottling line set up and maintenance, ordering of corks, labels, bottles, foils, and cellar supplies. I also train and manage seasonal employees. My time at David Hill has given me a real learning experience and opportunity to develop my skills in all ares of wine making and even some vineyard management.
2009 - 2010
Cellar Master & Sales
Working directly under the Winemaker in a 10,000 case facility which makes 19 different wines, a majority of which are Pinot Noir. Directly involved in all functions of wine making, vineyard maintenance, and cellar operations, including tasting room and festivals. Assist in lab work, blending, filtering, bottling, topping, and all harvest duties (sorting, press, punch downs, etc).
2004 - 2007
Responsibilities include budget management, payroll reporting, irrigation programming and maintenance, daily job assignments for crew of 15, fertilizer and pest control applications, minor equipment maintenance and coordination with golf shop for golf events.
2003 - 2004
Year around management position reporting directly to the superintendent.