I moved to Napa three years ago to begin a career in the wine industry. And I haven't disappointed my mama. I am currently National Sales Director for a small wine label owned by a Master Sommelier. I am a Certified Sommelier and am working towards being a Master by 2016. I'm in the process of starting a business with a good friend of mine. We think it's our first multi-million dollar idea. Only time will tell but generally speaking I haven't been wrong about any other professional decisions yet.
I am very active. I love being outdoors. In the winter I ski, snowmobile (when the opportunity arises), ice skate, snowshoe, you name it (haven't done any ice climbing yet though). In the summer you can find me rock climbing, hiking, camping, kayaking, scuba diving, running, day drinking... I'm always down for an adventure.
I am also very close to my family. I have two sisters and two brothers, 7 nephews and 3 nieces. I have five aunts and uncles and countless cousins. I talk to most of them on a weekly basis. Having a family is extremely important to me but I want to reach a few more of my career goals first.
I have a 12 year old Malamut mutt (Asher) and a 1 year old Russian Blue cat (named Kitty). I've always had large, fluffy dogs. Kitty is my first cat but I'm totally convinced that cats can be as great as dogs as companions. And easier to fit on your belly.
I was born in Kentucky and raised on a farm in Vermont. I've lived in Colorado, Utah and California since graduating college. I love barbecue, bourbon and Budweiser, Steve Earle, Iris Dement and 99.9% of every other country artists (sorry Blake Shelton but I'm not sure you fit in this category). I had a tee-pee growing up, endless self-grown organic produce in our fields, and horses to ride bare back. But I like four inch heels, Lily Pulitzer and Grand Cru Chablis. I may be an anomaly or I may be like every other awesome girl you've ever known. That depends on how badass your girl friends are.
I've been accused in the past of having a non-emotive voice when writing about myself. But I promise I'm among the least staid people you've ever had a conversation with. In fact my charisma may be the basis for my success. Most successful leaders are incredibly charismatic. But as Tom Robbins pointed out in Not Another Roadside Attraction: Style is the vehicle for content. Without the substance who cares, right?
I never thought I would fill out an online dating profile - it's very not me...For having a career in sales I don't like talking about myself very much. It's taken me a week to fill this 'about me' section out to a point where I feel like it might accurately describe me. I'm still tweaking it I think.
ALSO - I'm not a smoker but I do love cigars.