Laurie is Wine Club Manager and Tasting Room Associate for Silver Mountain Vineyards (Santa Cruz Mountains).
''I am both a wine enthusiast and a wine professional. My passion for wine began at a very young age. I was born in Germany and spent my early childhood years living in several countries in Europe, including France. During those European years, my dad, who was a wine enthusiast as well, began teaching me about wine. From that time on, I gained an appreciation for and love of all things wine. My lifelong passion for wine was a hobby until I began my wine career. My career in the wine industry began fairly recently, less than a year ago in fact.
I intend to pursue certifications in WSET Level 3, CSW, and Court of Sommeliers Level 1 and 2. My FWS certification has given me confidence in pursuing my wine education, and given me a foundation from which to build. I am very proud of my FWS certification!''