I was born and raised in Sonoma County, California. I studied International Studies and African Studies at Yale and worked as a USAID contractor in East Africa and DC. While I enjoyed international work, I was ready to try something new and get back to my wine roots. So I got my MA in Food Systems from NYU and was like “I want to open a natural wine bar.” And so I did. I loves all things music and books, and my husband too.