Thousand Islands WineryStaff

Sean Barr

Sales Representative
Employee Since: 2013
Favorite Wine: Gewürztraminer
- Associate in Applied Science - Cayuga Community College
- 8 years background in marketing and sales
- Food and wine pairing specialist

Aaron Beebe

Tasting Room Attendant
Employee Since: 2014
Favorite Wine: Marquette
- Education in Criminal Justice and Sports and Events Management
- 6 years experience in Retail Education

Heidi Bock

Tasting Room Manager
Employee Since: 2011
Favorite Wine: Frontenac
- 10 years in Retail Management
- Food Safe Certified
- Leadership Certification - Target

Erika Conaway

Treasurer, Comptroller, Owner
Employee Since: 2003
Favorite Wine: Marquette
- Bachelor of Arts - Accounting, St. Martin’s College
- NYS Notary Public
- 20 years experience in accounting/bookkeeping

Heidi Costello

Brand Ambassador
Employee Since: 2011
Favorite Wine: Frontenac
- Associate of Science - Business, Granite State College
- 20 Years in Customer Service

Kevin DeRue

Laboratory Technician
Employee Since: 2013
Favorite Wine: Marquette
- Bachelor of Science - Environmental Bio, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
- Associate of Science - Biotech
- V.E.S.T.A. Wine Sensory Analysis Course

BJ Donithan

Tasting Room Attendant
Employee Since: 2011
Favorite Wine: Wellesley Island White
- 10 years in Retails Sales & Manufacturing

Robert Fasshauer

Maintenance Manager
Employee Since: 2014
Favorite Wine: Niagara
- ASE Certified for Automotive Repair
- NY State Inspection License
- Refrigerant Recovery Certified
- 10 years, Maintenance and Repair

Michelle Gaeta

Executive Assistant/Management
Employee Since: 2014
Favorite Wine: Vignoles
- Associate of Applied Science - Advertising Design, SUNY Rockland
- over 20 years experience in Office Management

Vito Genovese

Delivery Driver
Employee Since: 2013
Favorite Wine: Gewürztraminer
- 20 years, Culinary Arts

Keri Hunneyman

Wholesale Manager
Employee Since: 2012
Favorite Wine: Wellesley Island White
- 20 years, Sales and Office Management

Joey Jeffers

Markets Manager
Employee Since: 2011
Favorite Wine: Marquette
- Multiple Certifications in Business, Administration and Graphic Design

Glenn Latta

Maintenance
Employee Since: 2014
Favorite Wine: Riesling
- Associate of Applied Science - Restaurant Management, SUNY Cobleskill
- Member of CWA local 1128

Hope Marshall

Assistant Manager of Markets
Employee Since: 2015
Favorite Wine: Riva Ridge Red
- 25 years experience in Retail and Non-profit Administration

Ron Megan

Maintenance
Employee Since: 2014
Favorite Wine: Saint Lawrence Red
- 4 years Professional Hockey
- Physical Education Studies, Bowling Green State University
- 10 years, Maintenance and Construction

Mike Montgomery

Vineyard Manager
Employee Since: 2007
Favorite Wine: Frontenac
- 7 years in Vineyard Operations

Modesta Mott

Tasting Room Attendant
Employee Since: 2014
Favorite Wine: Riesling
- Associate of Applied Science - Hospitality and Tourism,  Jefferson Community College

Howard Parker

Sales Representative
Employee Since: 2011
Favorite Wine: Frontenac
- Associate of Applied Science - Education & Training, Community College of the Air Force

Melissa Potrikus

Accounting / Human Resources / Events Coordinator
Employee Since: 2007
Favorite Wine: Marquette
- Bachelor of Science - Tourism Administration, Bowling Green State University

James Radcliffe

Wine Maker
Employee Since: 2009
Favorite Wine: Chardonnay
- Bachelors of Science - Agricultural Science,  Oenology University of Adelaide
- 18 Years in Winemaking

Nicholas Shanley

Assistant Winemaker
Employee Since: 2011
Favorite Wine: Chardonnay
- Multiple certifications in Winemaking and Computer Information

Steve Taddia

Sales Representative
Employee Since: 2008
Favorite Wine: Gewürztraminer
- 20 years in Colonial Home Renovation
- 7 years in Wine Industry

Richard Tuper

Cellar Master
Employee Since: 2009
Favorite Wine: Saint Lawrence Red
- 6 years service in Reserves.
- Certifications in Information Technology
- 5 years in winemaking

Maryellen Weiskotten

Housekeeping
Employee Since: 2014
Favorite Wine: Alexandria Bay Rosé
- 17 years experience in Manufacturing and Production Oversight

Sarah Vokey

Merchandise Manager
Employee Since: 2014
Favorite Wine: Gewürztraminer
- Bachelor of Arts - Communication, University of Hartford
- Associates of Science - General Studies, Asnuntuck Community College

April Anne Young

Marketing Director
Employee Since: 2014
Favorite Wine: Marquette
- Associate of Science - Computer Science,  Jefferson Community College
- Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design, Rochester Institute of Technology