I graduated from Augustana College, located in my hometown of Rock Island, Ill, with a B.S. in business administration. Shortly after moving to the Napa Valley in the early 1990’s, I launched my vineyard and winery oriented real estate career and am the founder and president of Wine Country Consultants based in the Napa Valley, CA. I have been assisting the wine industry and investors in acquiring strategic properties for more than 20 years.
My expertise lies in my consensus-building team approach to work with investors on both sides of an acquisition. By employing my intimate knowledge of viticultural areas throughout the United States and abroad and applying my in-depth understanding of the wine industry, I am able to identify key, often overlooked investment opportunities and unlock hidden value. I believe in building a team of industry experts to advise my clients throughout the decision-making process of a transaction which ultimately leads to a well-informed and transparent exchange. Given the increased interest of wine industry investors in the crossover between California, Oregon and Washington viticultural regions, I believe I offer an unparalleled value to my clients by being a licensed broker in all three of these West Coast states. In addition, I am qualified and available to assist on a consulting basis in all 50 states as well as internationally. My long-term industry contacts enable me to play an invaluable role in assisting investors throughout the world.
Twenty years into assisting buyers and sellers of viticulture properties, I have never been more passionate about my career nor more ambitious about my future. Founding Wine Country Consultants in California and becoming affiliated with AgriBusiness Trading Group in Oregon and Washington grew out of my desire to fill the niche of providing world class customer service to buyers and sellers of viticulture properties throughout the West Coast region as well as consulting services worldwide.