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EXPERIENCE

Julie profile
Summary

Over the past two decades, I've worked with a variety of businesses and organizations to shape impactful marketing initiatives and communications strategies. Now I focus my efforts full-time on membership relations for Oregon's Willamette Valley Wineries Association. 

 

Much of my career has focused on promoting and producing high-level events of every size, from intimate winemaker dinners to multi-million dollar Gala fundraisers and, most recently, virtual events. In addition to traditional marketing expertise, I bring a well-rounded skill set, which includes graphic and web design, digital communications, social media, and event production. 

I pride myself on being a highly organized, fast-paced, goal-oriented marketing professional with a passion for wine and a genuine desire to create lasting connections and memorable moments.

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Certifications

Society of Wine Educators
Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET)
Level 3 Award in Wines with merit

Level 2 Award in Wines & Sprits with distinction

Oregon Wine Expert 
Napa Valley Wine Academy

Volunteer Work
Professional 
experience
Willamette Valley Wineries Association
Director of Membership & Partnerships
July 2021 - present
>> September 2020 - July 2021: Pandemic detour to work on a contract basis with wineries and small businesses.
Classic Wines Auction
Marketing & Communications Director
July 2017 - September 2020 (position eliminated due to COVID-19)

Legacy Health, Office of Philanthropy
Communications Specialist

​July 2016 - July 2017

 

Do It For the Love Foundation
Outreach Director

​July 2014 - July 2016

 

Napa Chamber of Commerce
Director of Communications and Marketing
July 2013 - July 2014

Napa Valley Opera House
Director of Marketing
March 2009 – June 2013

Diablo Regional Arts Association
Director of Marketing
July 2006 – March 2009
More detail on LinkedIn

Women in Wine - Oregon

Past President, Board Member, Marketing Committee Chair 

April 2020 - present

Forbes.com Feature

Pittock Mansion
Portland, OR

Development Committee

Docent / tour guide
Feb 2016 – present

Friends of the Children, Portland - Steering Committee, FriendRaiser 2021

American Cancer Society Portland, OR

Hope Ball marketing and event committees

2015 - 2017

Peacock Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

Marketing and design support

Jan 2015 - Jan 2019

 

Napa County Historical Society

Napa, CA

Board Member and Past President
2009 – 2015

From Napa to Iwanuma Fundraiser co-chair
March 2011

 

Diablo Valley Young Executives 
Walnut Creek, CA

Board Member and Marketing Committee Chair
2008 – 2010

Skills
Education
St. Mary's College of California

​2006 - 2009

 

Master of Arts in humanities / liberal arts

Thesis: "The Living Fringe": Promoting and Preserving Literary Legacies

 

 

University of California, Davis

1994-1998

 

Bachelor of Arts in English 

Bachelor of Arts in History

News & Publications:

Publications
  • Marketing leadership

  • Communications strategy

  • Project management

  • Event planning and implementation (virtual and traditional)

  • Digital communications 

  • Graphic design (print + web)

  • Social media

  • Fundraising

  • Public relations

Technical skills:

  • Adobe Design Suite (Creative Cloud) including: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

  • Google Docs + Analytics

  • Various CRM and donor database systems 

  • E-marketing platforms including MailChimp and Constant Contact

  • Website content management systems including Wix and Wordpress

  • Zoom

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