Christina works every day to promote the discovery of Oregon wine and foster community within the Oregon wine industry.
As a part of the OWB team, Christina leads the charge in the on-going development of the Oregon Wine Resource Studio, partnerships with key wine trade organizations, and trade engagement within OWB’s marketing programs. She also serves on the Steering Committee for Assemblage, an annual symposium promoting women and diverse communities in the wine industry.
Christina grew up in Findlay, Ohio and moved to the big city of Chicago to attend university. Upon graduating from DePaul University with a B.S. in Marketing and minors in Community Service Studies and Spanish, she began her career as a marketing manager for a market research firm.
After catching the wine bug, Christina embarked on a circuitous journey through the wine industry which included wholesaler administration, wine retail, restaurant hospitality and production by working the 2014 vintage at Adelsheim Vineyard. During this time she became WSET Level 3 certified and went on several scrappy road trips through Napa Valley, Sonoma, Burgundy, Champagne, the Rhone Valley, Tuscany and Piedmont. In February 2015, Christina was thrilled to merge her wine and marketing experience when she joined the Oregon Wine Board.