I joined the Blue Ribbon Cruise & Travel team in October, 2016, after making my name in the Temecula wine world. My passion for fine wine and the “wine lifestyle” started in 2010, when I started working for Wiens Family Cellars. Since then, I’ve been the Tasting Room and/or the Wine Club Manager at Cougar Vineyards & Winery, Lorenzi Estate Wines, and Europa Village Winery. After going on my first Mediterranean wine group cruise as Europa Village’s representative in early 2016 (a Blue Ribbon voyage hosted by Per Nilsen), my new found love for travel was cemented. Parlaying my wine knowledge and experience into luxury travel has been an easy and natural transition. Since that inaugural sailing from Rome to Barcelona, I’ve hosted or co-hosted group cruises on both the Danube and Rhine rivers, the seasonal NY to Canada Fall cruise, and the California west coast. In just my first 3 years in the travel world, I’ve experienced the finest in luxury cruising via Crystal Cruises, AmaWaterways, Silversea Cruises, and Oceania Cruises. Join one of my groups and let’s see the world together!