Faculty, Speakers and Staff

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Karen Ross
California Secretary of Agriculture

Sashi Moorman
Owner and Winemaker
Domaine de la Côte

Brenna Quigley
Geologist
Justin Knock MW
Philglas & Swiggot
Nicholas Miller
Miller Family Wines – Bien Nacido
Daniel Daou
Daou Vineyards
Allison Jordan
California Sustainable Winegrowers Alliance
Jason Haas
Tablas Creek
Paul Draper
Ridge Vineyards
Morgan Twain Peterson
Master of Wine
Bedrock Wine Co.
Elaine Chukan Brown
Hawk Waka Waka
Geoff Kruth, MS
GuildSomm.com
Hoby Wedler
Truly Blind Wine Experience
Justin Vallendingham
Truly Blind Wine Experience
Jasmine Hirsch
Hirsch Vineyards
Peter Marks
Master of Wine – Robert Mondavi Winery

Nova Cadamatre MW
Robert Mondavi Winery

Matt Deller MW
TOR
Roger Nabedian
Sr. Vice President and General Manager
E & J Gallo Winery
Stephanie Gallo
Vice President, Marketing
E & J Gallo Winery

Jennifer Jo Wisemann
Vice President
Consumer and Product Insights
E & J Gallo Winery

Scott Kozel
Vice President, Coastal Winemaking
E & J Gallo Winery
Annette Alverez-Peters
Costco
Kelli White
Sr. Staff Writer
GuildSomm.com
Chris Indelicato
Chair
California Wine Institute
Bobby Koch
President and CEO
California Wine Institute
Linsey Gallagher
VP International
California Wine Institute
Nancy Light
VP Communications
California Wine Institute
Steve Burns
Partner
O’donnell lane, llC
Josh Heiser
Partner
O’donnell lane, llC
Rebecca Johnson
Partner
O’donnell lane, llC
Katie Canfield
Partner
O’donnell lane, llC
Jamie Peha
Owner
Peha Promotions
Jackie Arony
Peha Promotions
Jennifer Estevez
Owner/Operator
OMvino
Aubrey Terrazas
Owner/Operator
OMvino
Wendy Shoemaker
Head Sommelier
Californios
Eric Fox
Sommelier
Coi
Gordana Josovic
Wine Director/Instructor
San Francisco Wine School
Woody Van Horn
Owner
WvH Hospitality
Martin Sheehan-Stross
Sommelier
Gary Danko
Mikayla Cohen
Wine Director
Petite Crenn
Beki Miller
Sommelier
La Toque
Thom Talone
Winemaker
Red Hook Winery
Jenna Congdon
Owner/Partner
Côte & Clos

Chris Shackelford
Owner/Partner
Côte & Clos

Cece Ytell
WSET Level 3
Vernan Floranda
Sommelier
MGM Resorts Las Vegas
Jienna Basaldu
Sommelier
The Morris
Tera Herrick
Operations Manager
OMvino
Nick Davis
Sommelier
Medium Plus
Kristi Sanders
Senior Wine Consultant
Massanois Import
Petra Polakovicova
Wine Director
EPIC Steakhouse