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. 

I also currently serve as the President of Women in Wine Oregon, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating the voice and place of women in the wine and beverage industry. Our 2022 event is coming up July 19. 

 

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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Professional 
experience
Willamette Valley Wineries Association
Membership + Sponsorship Manager
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

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

Volunteer Work

Women in Wine - Oregon

President, Board Member, Marketing Committee Chair 

April 2020 - present

Forbes.com Feature

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

Pittock Mansion
Portland, OR

Docent / tour guide
Feb 2016 – present

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