Wine Industry Network

Wine Industry Network (WIN) is THE leading business to business resource for the North American wine industry providing a collection of services, subscriptions, and events designed to keep industry professionals informed about current trends and industry news, as well as the latest products, services, jobs, and innovations in the production, viticulture, sales, marketing, and management categories.

Meet the WIN Team

George Christie President & CEO

George Christie settled in Sonoma County in 1991 where he quickly realized that the wine industry was where he wanted to concentrate his efforts. Since that time, he has been involved in nearly every aspect of the wine industry, from vineyard operations and grower relations to distributor realignments and national marketing campaigns.

Tami Christie Vice President

Tami was raised in Healdsburg, California and graduated with a BA in Communications and Public Relations. She spent the first 10 years of her career working in the Telecommunications Industry for DSC Communications and Alcatel/Lucent as a Marketing Communications professional.

Nick Young Senior Director of Operations

Born and raised on his family’s ranch in Alexander Valley, Nick has an extremely versatile background in online marketing, database management and web design.

Kim Badenfort Director of Marketing Services & Membership

Kim Badenfort comes to the Wine Industry Network with a professional and academic background in communications with a focus on online multimedia content creation and management.

Buffy Schaezlein Director of Marketing

Buffy’s expertise is primarily in marketing & design, but she also brings a tremendous amount of experience in content marketing, graphic, web and mobile design, digital research & metrics and social media marketing & optimization to the program.

Samantha Stephey Project & Events Coordinator

Samantha was raised in Sonoma Valley and has a background in Sales and Customer Service. She started her career as the Operations Manager of a Sonoma County wholesale company, where she learned most of her skills in business marketing, project management, sales, customer service and general business operations.

Elizabeth 'E' Slater Co-Founder of WIN

A recognized expert in the fields of direct marketing and sales in the wine marketplace. Slater has taught more wineries and winery associations how to create and improve the effectiveness of their direct marketing programs and to make the most of each customer's potential than anyone in the wine industry today.

Kimberly Pascale Membership Coordinator

Raised in Sonoma County, Kimberly has an extensive background in executive administration, marketing and customer service. When not working, Kimberly enjoys photography and planning for the next adventure with her husband and kids.

Stephanie Lozinto Membership Coordinator

Stephanie was raised in Healdsburg and graduated from Sonoma State University studying Wine Business and Marketing. She has years of experience in customer service and membership sales. After falling in love with wine, Stephanie decided to get into the industry to learn as much as she can.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, swimming, wine tasting and hanging out with her family.

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