Meet the Scholarship Committee

IMG_8465Thea Dwelle – Co -Founder / Scholarship Chair / Ambassador

Thea is a software professional by day, currently working on transforming the wine industry with technology and killer database skills.  She is an avid wine blogger and wine lover by night and any other time she can.  She is actively involved in the blogging community, as well as several wine trade associations and events.  She strives to continue learning about wine, wine regions and the industry by creating dialog with as many industry professionals and consumers as possible via her blog and twitter.  In addition to her blog, running the Scholarship, and her day job, Thea speaks at wine related events, freelances for trade journals, and is also busy consulting on technology and CRM solutions for wineries.  You can read her work at Luscious Lushes.

Twitter:  @luscious_lushes (wine), @wbc_scholarship, @winebratsf  (personal)

 

20111223 IMG_9737-2 Cindy Rynning – Committee Member

Cindy has been writing her blog, Grape Experiences, since the fall of 2011.  She has passed the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Advanced Level with Merit and continues her wine journey with trips, seminars, wine dinners,  trade tastings, and as many social gatherings as possible with friends and her favorite wines.  A teacher by day and a wine lover at all times, Cindy contributes articles to other wine blogs and sites.

 Twitter: @GrapeExp_Cindy

 

Foreigner MelMelanie Ofenloch – Dallas Wine Chick

Dallas Wine Chick, a website focused on the experience of wine, was founded in 2010 by wine lover and collector, Melanie Ofenloch, who is always looking for a glass half full. Ofenloch is not a wine expert – just an everyday person with a love for the grape, a few annual Pilgrimages to wine regions and at the end of each year, an ugly Visa summary to prove it.

  Twitter:  @dallaswinechick

Jana Setzer – Merlot Mommy

Merlot Mommy is a lifestyle and travel blog. Whether we’re traveling or enjoying our time at home, you’ll find something here about our travels or our life between trips. We feature stories related to travel destinations, beverages (wine/beer/cocktails), food, parenting, tech gear, entertainment news, home, DIY, crafts, green living, travel gear, fitness/health, children, and more. Our next adventure is just around the corner.

She’s a wine and food girl. She owns a marketing/communications and graphic design firm, and is a freelance photographer. She sure does love her mommy time. Formerly, she’s a Thirsty Girl (chapter head in Vermont).

  Twitter:  @merlotmommy

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/607996994154426369/eRkAB4Ps_400x400.jpgKristina Manning – CA Wine Club

Merlot Mommy is a lifestyle and travel blog. Whether we’re traveling or enjoying our time at home, you’ll find something here about our travels or our life between trips. We feature stories related to travel destinations, beverages (wine/beer/cocktails), food, parenting, tech gear, entertainment news, home, DIY, crafts, green living, travel gear, fitness/health, children, and more. Our next adventure is just around the corner.

She’s a wine and food girl. She owns a marketing/communications and graphic design firm, and is a freelance photographer. She sure does love her mommy time. Formerly, she’s a Thirsty Girl (chapter head in Vermont).

  Twitter:  @thewineclubgal

Kristina Manning

Christine Campbell

Mary Cressler – Vindulge

Justin Khoury

Joshua Decolongon – Josh Likes Wine

Frank Morgan

2 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *