Jess Zander

President

Jessica Zander, owner of Upper Left Craft Co, is passionate about direct to consumer relations and sales in the wine and craft beverage industry. She began her professional life in education, taking wine courses for fun. Her initial leap from the classroom landed Jessica in fine dining and events, where she learned that every detail
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Wade Wolfe

Treasurer - Finance Committee Chair

Dr Wade Wolfe Thurston Wolfe Winery Thurston Wolfe is a small family winery owned by Wade Wolfe and Becky Yeaman, specializing in unique red & white table and dessert wines. Grapes are sourced from growers located in the Horse Heaven Hills and Yakima Valley at sites best suited to the varieties produced. These sites and
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Ryan Pennington

Government Affairs Committee Chair

Ryan is Director of Communications for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Prior to joining the company, he served for five years as Communications Director for the Washington State Wine Commission. Prior to serving at the Commission, he was Director of Public Affairs in the Seattle office of MWW Group, one of the nation’s largest public relations
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Martin Clubb

Past President

Marty is Managing Winemaker and Co-Owner of L’Ecole N° 41 with his wife Megan and children, Riley and Rebecca.  Marty assumed the operation of the winery from Megan’s parents, Jean and Baker Ferguson, in 1989, six years after the winery’s founding. Today Marty’s primary focus is a hands-on approach to the winery’s viticulture operation.  Along
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Beau Hickman

Membership & Marketing Committee Chair

Beau Hickman is the Director of Operations for Figgins Family Wine Estates in Walla Walla.  Prior to moving to Washington, Beau was a Liquor Operations Manager for various municipalities in Minnesota.  He has over fifteen years of experience working within the three-tier distribution and has great passion for the wine industry.  Beau received his Master’s
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Emily Fergestrom

Fortuity Cellars Some call it Chance. We call it Fortuity. Little did Lee and Emily know that a chance meeting on a cold and rainy December afternoon in Seattle would profoundly change the rest of their lives. Fast forward to today — the two are married, living in the Yakima Valley and embarking on the
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Craig Leuthold

A Business graduate from Washington State University who has an entrepreneurial spirit & passion for wine.  Originally hailing from Spokane, WA, Craig and Vicki Leuthold cashed in their corporate careers and followed their dream of starting a winery to Goldendale, WA. Located at the southern tip of the Columbia Valley appellation, the area is not
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Kristina van Löben Sels

    Arbor Crest Wine Cellars In the early 1980s, Harold and Marcia Mielke began a venture that would transform the inventor’s estate into our region’s premier destination winery. After purchasing a winery in California, they relocated operations to Spokane Valley to take advantage of the budding Washington wine industry, establishing Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
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Tom Dugan

Tom joined DeLille as General Manager in 2014 and became CEO in 2017.  Under his leadership DeLille has expanded production and sales, with distribution in nearly all 50 states and over 10 countries.  In 2019, DeLille repurposed the iconic former Redhook Brewery in Woodinville and built a new three-story tasting room.  Tom has also helped
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