MEET THE WINE + DINE TEAM
RE: LY ON OUR WINE+DINE TEAM
WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE! Consider our individual areas of expertise and the theme becomes clear: commitment to service, passion for the pleasures of the table, and a relentless pursuit of quality.
"Chief Evolution Officer"
Shelle joined Wine & Dine Events in 1995, and purchased the company from founder, David Mitchel, in 2003. With a zest for wine, food and travel, a flair for the creative, and three decades of solid success in the “biz,” Shelle is a natural when it comes to the delights and details of Wine Country event planning and management.
"Director of Vivaciousness"
Ellen Comes to us with over two decades of hospitality experience and a distinctive grasp of luxury service. As manager of our Leisure Department, Ellen combines a lifelong focus on food and wine and a keen eye for detail with an unwavering commitment to her customers’ enjoyment.
BRITT VAN GIESEN
Britt's task is to understand, articulate, develop and work miracles with your program objectives. His thorough immersion into your corporate culture and goals will assist you in developing a seamless, one-of-a-kind event. Britt's combination of charm, humor and eons of event experience keeps everyone on their toes.
"Lady of Logical Logistics"
Lisa brings event experience, enthusiasm, and notable expertise to her role in Wine & Dine. A bit of a Renaissance Woman, she is a trained architect, former museum director, home winemaker and brewmeister.
"The Idea Guy"
Need a brilliant idea for a particular client? Ron can weave together a clever plan in no time. His ingenuity and innate curiosity make him the “go-to-guy” with the perpetual light bulb over his head.
"The Duchess of Details"
Julie Crawford brings over two decades of all things hospitality experience to our team. With nearly a decade working at luxury hotels, followed by managing large scale event productions and overseeing complex event designs all over Wine Country, Julie is able to meld her invaluable knowledge, veteran tricks and endless creativity into delivering stellar travel programs for both leisure and corporate travelers alike.
RE: NOWNED FOR OUR SERVICE AND EXPERTISE ~ MEET OUR TOUR HOSTS AND EXPERT GUIDES
At Your Service! We love what we do – and we do it with style, sophistication and a healthy dose of humor.
Dave Meagher is a local’s local… he knows the Wine Country inside out and provides a unique insider’s experience. Referred to by some as the “most interesting man in the Valley,” Dave’s company is both insightful and delightfully entertaining.
Eva is from Hawaii, where she owned a Bed & Breakfast. Serving food daily, she developed a passion for it and decided to try her hand at cooking… soon becoming Chef/Owner of a catering company. She now lives in Sonoma.
Television Producer and Restaurant Owner were Natalie’s early careers, then decided to leave her native San Francisco to travel the world. Now she has returned, happily jumping back into the world of hospitality, working with chefs, leading tours, and managing events.
Having been completely immersed in the wine industry for the last couple of decades, Marilyn brings oodles of joy and knowledge of the Wine Country scene to her roll as a Guide.
"With Shelle at the helm and Ellen manning the tiller you charted exactly the course we were looking for. Thank you for the perfect execution and all the wonderful Napa memories."
Frank ~ Executive / SAS