Since 2008 when I became a home-based travel agent for a wine marketing and sales company and first joined Facebook and Twitter, I have been interested in travel, wine, and social media. This interest led to the creation of a travel and wine website in 2011, Traveling Wine Chick, and my successful completion of three Wine & Spirit Education Trust wine certification courses between 2012 and 2014. This, combined with extensive travel to wine regions such as the Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Charlottesville (Virginia), Woodinville (Washington), Finger Lakes (New York), Okanagan Valley (British Columbia), Mendoza (Argentina), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Santa Barbara County (California), Tri-Valley and Livermore (California), Monterey County (California) upper Hudson Valley (New York), Lodi (California), Amador County (California), El Dorado County (California), and Placer County (California), is why I founded Vine Journey, the culmination of my passion for writing, wine tourism, marketing, and social media.
As I build my business, I am a membership and social media manager for a winery in the Napa Valley. I also contribute articles and reviews to basil & salt magazine and Snooth. I hold bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in French education.