Well, it all goes back to those Texas days and growing up on a ranch. Appreciation for the land I guess. Grandma Posey always kept a garden so I was constantly harvesting fresh foods for lunch and looking for horned toads. A side of the family runs a vineyard outside of San Antonio where I used to search for arrowheads. After University in Texas I went east. Ran a cafe outside of New York City for some years then on to Vermont in 94’. Met up with some German au pairs and that took me north of Hamburg for a few years. Living in Deuschtland on the Baltic sea. Opa Bechetel owned a vineyard on the Mosel river so we had a constant supply of good German wein. This is where I had my first introduction to ice wine. After traveling abroad for a few years, I moved to San Francisco where I worked for a family with a vineyard in Napa. One of the first organic vineyards in California. After a year in San Francisco it was back to Vermont in 98’. I first started working for a small Vermont start up food company that has now gone global and helping a local wine merchant deliver around the state. I discovered Shelburne Vineyard in 02’ and have not looked back. Great times and experiences. I have been a year round employee since 05’. I focus on marketing, sales and outreach and will soon add cellar work to my duties. I have enjoyed helping grow the company and being involved in many facets.