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The Napa Sonoma Chapter of Women for WineSense is the founding chapter, celebrating our 25th anniversary! Demystify wine by presenting educational, insightful and stimulating events in a non-intimidating and fun environment. We provide an opportunity to network among like minded enthusiasts at all levels, who are interested in wine.  We have an exciting line-up of events planned for 2016. Both men and women of legal drinking age are welcome to join Women for WineSense. Member benefits include discounted entry fees to all events, advance notice of upcoming events, and more. Join us Today! JOIN

 Meet Your New Board Members for 2016! 

 
 President   
Sandra Hess, Founder of DTC Wine Workshops 
 Sandra is a direct wine sales and marketing specialist with a 20 year career in strategic sales planning, technology solutions and marketing. Sandra conducts a variety of workshops, speaks at industry events globally and oversees the DTC Consultant Network. Sandra also publishes a blog and serves as a steering committee member for the DTC Wine Symposium. 
 
Vice President  
Jena Domingue, Director of Marketing for Wine Direct
  Jena is a true professional, DtC expert, and sales director for WineDirect | Vin 65. She works with many top tier and small wineries, teaching them best practices for best using their data and technology. 
   
Treasurer  
Keith Wesselschmidt, CFO of V2Wine Group 
Keith is a Finance & Planning Executive for Fortune 50 and start-up companies with broad business background demonstrated through roles in business development, M&A, brand management, and operations as well as finance and strategic planning.  Keith is dedicated to bringing financial discipline to Women for Wine Sense and a strong analytical approach to improving profitability.
   
Secretary
Jennifer Douglas Phillips, lawyer with DP&F
  Jennifer is a Senior Associate with Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty in its Labor and Employment Department. She also acts as the Firm's HR Administrator. Jen has proven skills in the area of recruiting and has an attention for details. She is dedicated to bringing sound record-keeping practices and assisting in creating policies and procedures for WWS while continuing to grow the Napa/Sonoma Chapter's membership base.
   
Programs Director
Dina L. Northcutt, Consultant at DTC Wine Workshops
  As much as I've always loved cooking and wines, my professional experience began in events and marketing as Project Manager and Business Analyst for a wide range of products and services. This gradually 'morphed' into the wine industry. I have the ability to inspire my enthusiasm for wine and the wine business in others. I have been planning wine events over the past several years, and am delighted to work with Women for WineSense.
 
 Roundtables Director
Lisa Bishop Forbes, Winemaker
 As a member and former chairperson of the Winemakers Roundtable, I know what it takes to connect people and foster a collaborative atmosphere. I am conscientious, authentic and dedicated to the industry we love. Organization and logistics are among my strengths. I am excited to be part of such a dynamic organization as Women for Winesense and thank you for your support.
   
Marketing Director  
Thea Dwelle, Technology Consultant and wine writer
A San Francisco native, Thea has been writing about wine on her blog Luscious Lushes since 2008. With 20 years of Sales & Marketing experience in the tech sector, she now consults with wine businesses on effective use of software tools, marketing, and sales strategies. She also serves on the advisory committee for the Wine Blogger Conference, and co-founded the Wine Bloggers Conference Scholarship. A noted speaker on how digital impacts the wine industry, she has spoken at several conferences world wide on digital marketing strategy and wine tourism.
                                                                                      
Membership Director 
Kristina King, Director of Operations at Silverado Vineyards
  Kirstina has a 20 year background in the wine industry serving as Direct Wine Sales Director, Director of Hospitality and Club Manager at several notable wineries. Kristina is currently the Director of Retail Operations at Silverado Vineyards. Kristina is an industry leader and is also a volunteer for the Bay Area Red Cross.
 
Congratulations to each of these capable, forward-looking, and enthusiastic leaders! They make a formidable team, and look forward to working with and for all of you. You’ll be hearing from them very soon.
Karla, Michaela,  Julie, Karen, Tracy Lynne