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 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.
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.
Dan joined the Wine Industry Network in 2010 with 20 years in the wine industry and 30 years of expertise in sales & marketing as the Director of Membership Development.
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’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 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.
Born and raised in a small farming community in the Central Valley, Sydnie grew up as an active member of the FFA and whose passion lies in agriculture. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Public Relations, with a minor in Fashion Merchandising.
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.