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Team

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Adam Kline Web Developer
Adam Kline
Web Developer
Adam has had the good fortune to work at vinSUITE for over thirteen years, making websites for many excellent wineries and working with some very bright, dedicated people. When he's not working, he enjoys listening to music, playing music, or playing music while listening to unrelated music; it's a terrible racket. (Adam has the distinction of being the winner of the 1st Annual All Company Lie Swatting competition!)
Alison Schmidt Web Developer
Alison Schmidt
Web Developer
Alison is a front-end web developer in the Nevada City office, where she has been working and laughing since 2008. In her spare time, she designs and makes jewelry, which she sells locally and on Etsy. Alison also loves reading, chilling, and eating delicious foods. She has a cat that she loves dearly, but she is truly a dog person.
Austin Coombs
Austin Combs
Technical Support Specialist
Austin Combs has been working in the restaurant and tech industry for over 12 years. Originally from SoCal, he now is a Napa Resident, or Napkin if you will. He is a fast learner and welcomes challenges that help him expand his skills. Austin and his wife enjoy reading, ironically watching bad movies, and spending time with their vineyard cat, Harvey
Blake Sinclair It Manager
Blake Sinclair
IT Manager
Blake has been working in IT since the late 1990s with experience focused on servers, networks, hosting, and telecommunications. He's been working with vinSUITE since 2015 with a primary focus on managing the systems that keep vinSUITE and its customers operating smoothly and safely.
Bob Engberg Sales Manager
Bob Engberg
Regional Sales Manager
Bob has been working in the wine industry since 2004. He has experience as tasting room host, winery GM, wine industry consultant, wine industry sales and support team member, and wine maker. Bob enjoys golf, fly fishing, food, and wine in his free time.
Brian Cornell Product Manager POS
Brian Cornell
Product Manager, POS
Brian has been serving vinSUITE customers for over four years through the POS support channel. He enjoys working with new customers and stepping them through the onboarding process for the vinSUITE POS systems. Outside of work, Brian enjoys gaming, movies, and beer tasting. His favorite beer is currently Heretic's Make America Juicy Again.
Carrie-Anne Wood Sales and Marketing Manager
Carrie-Anne Wood
Sales & Marketing Manager
Carrie-Anne is a Bay Area native and has worked in the wine industry for nine years. She has worked in various areas including viticulture, hospitality, and export sales. At vinSUITE, Carrie-Anne oversees sales and marketing initiatives and strategies. Her passion lies in helping people grow their businesses by understanding their needs to help them achieve their goals. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, making family wine, and reading.
Craig Blackmon Technical Support Specialist
Craig Blackmon
Technical Support Specialist
With over 20 years in the wine & food industry, Craig is a Napa Valley native who loves technology and innovation. When he's not helping the wine industry evolve, you can find him with his family, helping his nephews build computers, camping, or watching sports.
Dan Williams Support Operations Manager
Dan Williams
Support Operations Manager
Dan has 20 years of experience working with technology in the wine industry's Direct-to-Consumer wine sales. He is currently overseeing all support teams on a day-to-day basis, ensuring vinSUITE customers continue to receive the best customer service in the industry. Dan and his wife grew up in the Napa Valley, and are proud to still call it home. A father of two wonderful children involved with sports, Dan and his wife are racking up the bleacher time! He enjoys being active outdoors with his family - a man of many hobbies, mountain biking replaces all others.
Danine Norwick Accounting Supervisor
Danine Norwick
Accounting Supervisor
Danine has been working in the wine industry for 12 years, but has lived in Napa for 37 years. She has thoroughly enjoyed living in Napa, and watching this industry and culture grow through the years. It’s hard for her to imagine a more beautiful and peaceful place to live. Danine's favorite things to do are painting, eating great food while sipping wine, and gardening, so she probably lives in the right place.
Ed Vargas Senior QA Engineer
Ed Vargas
Senior QA Engineer
Ed has over 20+ years of experience in winery QA, QC, Microbiology Lab and Cellar practices. He started his career at Beringer Vineyards, but moved his focus to the sparkling wine industry three years ago. He joined vinSUITE as a Quality Software Engineer, and has been part of the vinSUITE team ever since. Ed and his wife have a beautiful family of seven kids, and are all proud Disney-holics (they try to visit the parks at least once a year). His sons are excellent soccer players, so hanging out with them on weekends is a favorite family hobby.
Erin Melugin-Davis Enterprise Sales Manager
Erin Melugin-Davis
Enterprise Account Manager
Erin has been working in the wine industry for more than 11 years, with eight of those years in the technology sector. She absolutely loves creating and building relationships with her clients, and doing all she can to make their jobs easier! Erin loves being a mom to her three beautiful kids, and adventuring with them and her amazing husband. Her favorite pastimes include knitting, reading, making music, and lifting heavy things.
Graham Hebert Software Engineer
Graham Hebert
Software Engineer
Graham has worked in the wine industry for 5+ years, with 20+ years in technology as a developer, development manager, and project manager. He likes technology as it is always evolving, and loves the rich history of wine. Graham makes grappa every fall for fun with grapes grown on his property, and hopes to start a proper vineyard in the next couple of years.
Jason Curtis General Manager
Jason Curtis
General Manager
Jason has been in the wine industry for over 20 years. He left a fairly stable job in Texas to move out to the Sonoma wine country to pursue a burgeoning passion for wine. He discovered he was better with numbers than tasting notes (it happens) and found his true calling - helping wineries improve their operations using technology. And enjoying the end-product along the way.
Jeffrey Barron Lead Software Engineer
Jeffrey Barron
Lead Software Engineer
Jeffrey has been working in software engineering for over 15 years, in multiple roles for projects small to large. His tech background demonstrates he is a pragmatic problem solver, using focused research and accelerated iteration to deliver solutions for customers. When he is not slinging code, Jeffrey is addicted to all forms of television. Like Pokemon, he's gotta catch'em all.
Jeremy Horne Technical Support Specialist
Jeremy Horne
Technical Support Specialist
Jeremy loves wine and earned his WSET Level 2 before moving up to Napa from Orange County. He has worked in tasting rooms, and came to the valley to pursue a degree in wine business at Sonoma State University. Cheers!
Johanna Stephan Project Management Lead
Johanna Stephan
Project Management Lead
Johanna has been with vinSUITE for over nine years. The best part of her job is working with a great team and building strong relationships with her clients. After years in wine e-commerce, she recently discovered her love of French rosé. Johanna is a longtime resident of Nevada City with her two daughters, where her perfect day is one spent at the Yuba River or exploring the nearby Sierras. She is also a huge live music fan (Bon Iver!) and usually visits local venues, but will catch a show in the Bay Area whenever possible.
John Seeger Gilman Technical Support Speciliast
John Seeger Gilman
Technical Support Specialist
A former magazine art director and native of New York City, John now lives with his wife and daughter in Nevada City, CA. After years of city life, he loves living by mountains, rivers, and the beauty of Northern California, especially the proximity to so many exciting wine regions. A few years ago, John began transitioning from his previous career to follow his passion for wine. He has completed his intermediate level Sommelier certification in 2009, and has since worked in various positions in the wine industry, from retail sales to marketing, and now his current position with vinSUITE.
Jon Trafton Lead Data Anaylst
Jon Trafton
Lead Data Anaylst
Jon has been working in technology within the wine industry for 11 years. He keeps busy at vinSUITE managing data and integration projects. In his free time, Jon enjoys playing guitar, reading, and exploring the wonders of Napa and Sonoma counties with his wife and son.
Jonathan Handsard Project Manager and Training Specialist
Jonathan Hansard
Project Manager and Training Specialist
Although he loves drinking wine, Jonathan only began working in the wine industry when he joined the team at vinSUITE. After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from Cal State, Long Beach, Jonathan spent many years working in warehouse, logistics and store manager roles. He is very active in both the music and theater communities in Nevada City, and loves spending as much time as possible outdoors.
Junior Chester Development Manager
Junior Chester
Development Manager
Junior was born in Hawaii but makes Dallas his home now. He has been working in tech since back in the day, supporting Windows 3.11. He has a diverse background with companies and industries ranging from Boeing, Microsoft, health, biofuel, and much more. Junior helps drive our solution forward by bringing a variety of interest, curiosity, and passion to our team.
Lauren Lasko Technical Writer and Release Coordinator
Lauren Lasko
Technical Writer and Release Coordinator
Lauren graduated from the University of Iowa, double majoring in English and Cinema. Moving out to California from the Midwest, she has been working as a Technical Writer for the past three years. Lauren is an avid reader, enjoys writing, and spends her weekends with her husband, traveling or playing board games.
Marcus Collar
Marcus Collar
New Sales Representative
Marcus has worked in Napa Valley for over 20 years, in hospitality, shipping, as well in restaurants, and as a concierge. He has worked around wine for over 15 years from bottling to shipping and sales. Marcus grew up around the Robert Mondavi wine family and has been exposed to wine, food, and the arts his entire life. In his free time, he is an accomplished artist and illustrator and has shown art in the Napa Valley as well as presented his comic books at several conventions in the bay area. He loves the Napa Valley and spending time with his two children.

Michael Gatto
Senior Software Engineer
Michael has been a web developer since Netscape was the new big thing. He loves making people's business run better through well-crafted software, and enjoys building up his team into software craftspersons. He reads heavily and is an amateur historian on the Middle East. Bicycling and Mediterranean cooking are Michael's daily hobbies.

Michael Rosano
Professional Services Manager
Michael has been with the vinSUITE for nearly 8 years. He started working in technical support on the POS side, moved into implementations, and then into management. He loves working in the wine industry and helping wineries solve their DTC problems with our solutions. He is married to the love of his life and has three beautiful kids. Michael is also a big fan of the Raiders and A’s!
Molly Spurgin Marketing Coordinator
Molly Spurgin
Marketing Coordinator
As a native Mid-westerner in search of warmer weather, Molly headed to the West Coast, where she has worked in the specialty food industry for over five years. She has a love for design and analytics and found her passion for marketing. Her goal is to help businesses grow by improving their branding and digital presence. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, listening to music and podcasts, and exploring California.
Nick Heggem Sales Manager
Nick Heggem
Regional Sales Manager
Nick has a long history of account management, customer service, and tech. He takes pride in looking out for his customers and doing his best to be their advocate at all times. Nick's hobbies are a bit of a contradiction, loving both the outdoors and all things techie. Variety is the spice of life!
Preston Williams Product Manager WineWare
Preston Williams
Product Manager, WineWare
Preston has worked at vinSUITE for the past 4 years, but has an additional 12 years of experience in the POS industry, and over 15 years in support. Supporting customers is his passion. There are very few things that make him as happy as helping a customer solve an issue that has been giving them trouble. Preston is also a proud father of three, and dedicates all of his spare time to enjoying every minute with his children.
Rachel Gicker Product Manager eCommerce
Rachel Gicker
Product Manager, eCommerce
"Not to be ministered unto, but to minister," the Wellesley College motto, sums up Rachel's personal and career motto too. She is the mother of three kids and spends a lot of her time administering sippy cups, cheese sticks, rides to various activities, and generally doing her best to be empathetic and supportive. She has worked at eWinery Solutions/vinSUITE for over seven years in a few different roles, the last being the Technical Support Escalations Manager, and the latest as Product Manager.
Reggie Baker Software Engineer
Reggie Baker
Software Engineer
Reggie grew up in Sonoma County and has always been interested in agriculture, food production, and engineering. He is excited to combine his passion for technology with the local wine industry. In his free time, Reggie enjoys sailing and rock climbing.
Rob DeMallac Technical Support Specialist
Rob DeMallac
Technical Support Specialist
Rob has been working in the IT industry for over 25 years, with the last three at vinSUITE. When not helping people use computers to sell wine, he enjoys music, movies, fine dining, and tinkering with little robots that make lights and sounds.
Val Wahlstrom Senior Web Developer
Val Wahlstrom
Senior Web Developer
Val has 20 years in tech, with 10 years in wine e-commerce. He loves music and nature.
 
 
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