Freelance Writing and Photos
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International Business Development - Wineries, Winemaking Equipment, - Brand strategy, market strategy, pricing, marketing, CRM
Consulting for Small-Group Custom Culinary/Wine Vacations in Italy, Spain and France
Nationwide network of importers, distributors, restaurants and retail shops
Social Marketing for Food/Beverage/Travel
Wine Placement Consulting
Translation from French to English
My background is in wine importation/distribution sales, buying and marketing, pricing, inventory, social media...
The story of my visit to beautiful La Toricella, an agriturismo in Piemonte
Fun and instructional ways to improve your beer knowledge.
My Edible Hawaiian Islands interview of Doni Chong, farmer and philanthropist at Happy...
My exchange with Randall Grahm on his use of oak chips in winemaking
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• r Consulting
2010 - Present
Create Custom Culinary/Wine Vacations
Manage Social Media Marketing campaigns for Wine, Food, Spirits, Travel
Advise on market/brand strategy
Offer freelance writing and images, wine brokerage...
Trade Advisor - Wine/Spirits/Winemaking Equipment
2012 - 2013
International business development. Brand strategy. Market strategy. Pricing. B2B meetings. Trade shows. Develop importation and distribution relationships for French wine and spirits businesses in...
PALATE PRESS: The online wine magazine
Advertising Sales Manager
2011 - 2011
Promoting the largest dedicated wine, wine products, and wine services advertising network in the world.
Wine Country Travel Consultant | Partner
2011 - 2011
Vineyard Adventures is a wine & culinary tour company with the philosophy that small production wineries and food producers are best celebrated and supported through travel and personal experiences.
Williams Corner Wine
Sales Manager - New Markets
2009 - 2010
Established new territories in Northern VA by identification of appropriate accounts,
developing trusted relationships resulting in sales, and developing existing accounts.
Developed and conducted...
New York Life
2008 - 2009
Prospected for new clients using established and non-traditional methods creating leads.
Created long-term financial plans using a thorough, consultative customer service
2007 - 2008
Created pricing for health insurance for businesses between 200-5000 employees.
Utilized complex financial models, consultation and personal discretion to forecast
pricing for medical, pharmacy,...
Savour Wine Tastings
2006 - 2008
Founded small business to provide private wine tastings to the Chattanooga area.
Developed and implemented business plan and marketing strategy to promote and grow
2005 - 2006
Managed all aspects of new and used car inventory.
Facilitated payroll, payables, receivables, general ledger, cost accounting and pricing.
2003 - 2005
Collaborated with teams of colleagues to research and analyze contracts and medical information to determine payment of long-term disability claims.
Provided outstanding customer service to both...
Solomon Wood Financial Group
2001 - 2003
Created complex financial plans, asset allocations, client account reviews, rebalancing of
investments, recommendations on insurance, compliance assurance.
1999 - 2001
Sold 5% of the annual sales for our $10,000,000.00 store in Atlanta, offering highlypersonalized
customer service to clients.
Int'l Gourmet Corp
2000 - 2000
Provided French Wine sales and customer service to Wine Distributors in GA and TN through marketing, education, seminars, training on French wines.
TN World Trade Center
Asst. to Chairman
1998 - 1999
Researched trade leads for international clients using the World Trade Center Association
Université de Paris IV - La Sorbonne
Certificat de Langue
Arizona State University