Born in Colorado and raised in Lakewood, I graduated CU Boulder with degrees in molecular biology and biochemistry. I began buying and selling beer, wine, and spirits professionally and have been doing so since 2008. I now have certifications from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and the Cicerone Certification Program. After traveling the country extensively on brewery tours from coast to coast and opening grocery stores in many states I would love to talk about beverage and food choices in local or regionally specific terms.
When I was a child...I wanted to be a rocket ship. Somewhere along the way, I found out that this would likely be impossible. While I could not achieve this dream of traveling to the Moon, I have been able to spend a good portion of my life traveling to Europe. It was there, in the Wachau Valley of Austria that I found the beauty of the endless vineyards along the Danube, as well as the deliciously cheap Gruner Veltliner that inspired me to make wine a central part of my life. With guidance in education from friends in Napa Valley and the encouragement of a wife who loves all things beer/wine/cocktail, I have been able to achieve this new dream…while still waiting for Ol’ Musky to figure out a way to get me to the Moon.
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