I entered the wine industry about three years ago as a part time bar associate with the Texas winery Messina Hof. My full time gig at the time was in academia, and I found that I loved going to the winery so much it sometimes didn’t even full like work. During my tenure with them, I transitioned to full time and was promoted to tasting room/bar manager within less than a year.
I dove into wine study and completed the WSET Level 2 in Wine and Spirits, and not far after passed the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine with Merit. Post the shutdowns in 2020, I transitioned into a new role as the Wine Steward with Market Street. Prior to the wine industry, I worked in administrative and customer service roles in different industries as varied as a jewelry store, a mortgage company, and Space Camp.
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of North Texas, and a Master’s in Archaeology from the University of Liverpool, and my ongoing mission is to find new ways to combine my interest in wine and history.