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About Us

Our Team

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes...

…some carry wine glasses. Meet the squad that brings Alberta’s biggest wine and food festival to life.

Alicia

Public Relations & Event Coordinator

Alicia doesn’t hide the fact that she has a sweet tooth– she is obsessed with all things chocolate and is known for having cookies and doughnuts delivered to the office on a daily basis. We’re not kidding. She’s on a first name basis with the delivery guy.

Britney

Sales & Event Assistant

When Britney is not getting rosé cheeks from playing in the snowy mountains, she is eating her way around the world. This adventure seeking gal is always up for a hike, especially when the views at the top are pitcher perfect.

Cathy

Festival Director

Nothing like a little adventure to work up an appetite for this multi-tasking mom. Cathy once snowshoed up a mountain in Switzerland, to indulge in fondue and Swiss white wines. Sign us up!

Daytanya

Marketing & Human Resources Manager

If good food is the key to happiness, this gal has unlocked the secret. Daytanya once dined at two Michelin-starred restaurants in one day, and buys a Michelin Guide before any of her travels to map out her food adventures!

Jade

Event & Office Assistant

Bio and picture coming soon!

Jamieson

Sales & Event Assistant

This guy has his priorities straight – he’s mastered the art of holding his puppy in one hand and a beer in the other. His favourite food pairing is hot wings and a cold lager, hold the mayo.

Janelle

Senior Event & Marketing Coordinator

Janelle’s passport is a recipe for an appetizing adventure. She’s explored wine in Tuscany, the Okanagan, Oregon and Napa Valley; rum in Central America; and Scotch while touring Scotland. She can also say “cheers” in 8 languages – which is mostly unhelpful when travelling, to be honest.

Katie

Senior Event & Food Coordinator

Ironically, as a food coordinator for the Festival, Katie is not really a magician in the kitchen. Her go-to home-cooked meal is a grilled cheese, which she loves to pair with a nice Pinot Noir because, hey, she’s still sophisticated.

Liz

Project Management & Event Operations Manager

Liz is super smart – she’s discovered that you can go to school and just taste wine all day! Liz is equipped with her WSET Level 1 & 2 and often travels for taste – checking out exciting wine and beer regions, and food scenes. She’s currently obsessed with Riesling; always obsessed with Pinot.

Maria

Senior Marketing & Event Coordinator

Maria’s life essentials include sweet treats and wines. She snacks like it’s part of her job, and you can often find her on hunt for chocolate every day around 2:00pm. She keeps her friends close and her snacks even closer.

Michael

Owner

If Mike could put passion into words, it would be “50 year old Tawny Port & Blue Cheese” – and that’s one combo he will not share. We think he can keep it, although we’d like to taste the Port…

Michelle

Senior Event & Beverage Coordinator

Michelle can often be found wandering where the drinks are stronger than the Wi-Fi signal. She’s travelled to a bunch of far-out places, fueling up on authentic cuisine along the way. Ask her to share her recipe for Tongba – a traditional Nepalese drink – if you’re up for your own adventure.

Nicole

Senior Event & Beverage Coordinator

Nicole is a super-mom who loves to run (with wine) and do yoga (with wine). Her favourite snack is truffle butter popcorn (with wine). Or really, any popcorn, any time, with anything (as long as it’s served after the toddler goes to bed, so she doesn’t have to share).

Stacia

Event Operations & Special Projects Manager

Don’t mez(cal) with anyone that enjoys a drink with worms in it! Our resident Dad-Joke generator, Stacia, loves a good food and drink pairing. Her favourite? Fish tacos with a smoky mezcal.