Company: The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Phone: 719-275-3559 or 719-371-0848
Address: 1105 N. 10th St., Cañon City, CO 81212
Social Media: Facebook


The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey – December 2001-Present
3011 East Highway 50
Canon City, CO 81212

  • Designed and created winery and tasting room
  • Assisted in design and creation of new logo and packaging for fledgling winery
  • Responsible for all pr and marketing, copy for brochures, press releases & press kits
  • In charge of all winery and related events
  • Responsible for hiring and training of all tasting room hospitality staff
  • Buyer for tasting room
  • Built tasting room VIP program

The Olive Press – September 1996-July 2001
14301 Arnold Drive
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

  • Built successful retail and production facility for world class olive oils
  • Responsible for all pr and marketing, olive oil descriptions, press releases & press kits
  • Worked with local chefs to develop olive oil recipes
  • Ran all special events and classes, ie Community Crush, olive making classes, etc
  • Production-oversaw facility during crush, arranged all bottling and storage of bulk inventory, tracked bulk inventory and scheduling pressing shifts
  • Assisted in the design and construction of web site
  • Designed company brochure: photography, copy and layout
  • Built 10,000 person mailing list
  • Handled tours, tastings and special functions

Talbert Communications-November 1996
80 5th Avenue, Suite 805
New York, NY10011

  • Handled all Chicago PR for the 1996 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau release

Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery – May 1990-September 1996
1460 Niebaum Lane
P.O. Box 208
Rutherford, CA 94573

  • Liaison between Francis Ford Coppola and winery-related press & media persons
  • Hospitality & Events
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Tours, tastings and guest relations
  • Development of custom packages for the Napa Valley Wine Auction

St. Francis Winery – 1985-1990
Kenwood, CA

  • Special events, marketing, bookkeeping

Sonoma Hotel – 1983-1985
Sonoma, CA

  • Cocktail Waitress
  • Hotel management

Zanies Comedy Club – 1983-1985
Nashville, TN

  • Assisted in opening new restaurant and comedy club
  • Hostess, Cocktail Waitress
  • Box Office Manager, bookkeeper

101st Airborne Restaurant – 1982-1983
Nashville, TN

  • Assisted in opening new restaurant
  • Hostess, Cocktail Waitress, bookkeeper

The Trident – 1978-1982
Sausalito, CA

  • Hostess, Cocktail Waitress, bookkeeper


  • Ramekins Cooking School Classes 1998-2002
  • Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA Feb 1998
  • Texas Tech University – B.S.S.-1972-1975
  • Colorado Women’s College – 1970-1972