''I am the General Manager and Wine Director at Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant in San Diego, California.
I have always been passionate about the pursuit of knowledge, and obtained a Masters degree in history, thinking I would teach. While working in restaurants to pay my way through school, I developed a passion for wine with the realization that wine IS history. Nowhere is this more apparent than in France, a country which has long been the standard bearer and model for wine culture around the world. So I am still doing what I always planned: teaching history, just in different and more delectable form than I ever imagined!''