Michael Haas: A few years into working as a Marketing Consultant for a Fortune 100 client, Michael was introduced to the world of great wine by a bottle of 1991 Martha Vineyard Cabernet from Heitz Cellars. Before the glass was empty he had sold everything he owned and moved to the Napa Valley, where he teamed up with premium Napa wineries such as Clos Du Val, Raymond, and Robert Mondavi on sales and marketing campaigns. Now back in the Pacific Northwest, he utilizes what he learned in Napa for WineRelay’s clients.
Holly Aguiar: Two months into a study abroad trip to Italy, Holly picked up a bottle of Santa Cristina Toscana Rosso from a train station in Florence, and it was there that the love of wine blossomed. After returning stateside she threw herself into studying the world of wine, and now continues to learn by working in the wine section of a national neighborhood grocery chain in addition to her client work with WineRelay. Every day is a new experience, from chatting with customers about wine pairings, to pouring wine at weekly wine tastings. Holly’s relationship with wine continues to grow, and she speaks about wine with a signature confidence and charismatic flair.
Will Oberst: Just 9 short years before selling his successful beer magazine, Will was blown away by the 2006 Marechal Foch from his home town Airlie winery in Oregon. By the end of the night he’d developed a severe thirst for the camaraderie and adventure that the right glass can bring forth. He now satiates that thirst by helping build startups, working with non profits, and supporting early artists.