The first wine event Colleen ever attended was with her mom at Paradise Ridge and she told herself that she wanted to be involved in that world, it was so much fun!
Colleen attended San Francisco State and studied in Recreation, Parks & Tourism with an emphasis on Corporate Tourism. Colleen later joined an internship opportunity with Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards where she started as a Hospitality Coordinator then moved into the Event Manager role. As COVID hit, events were on pause so she began managing the Tasting Room for the last year and a half of the pandemic. She worked a total of 11 years at Gloria Ferrer and says it was a blast! When she heard about the opportunity at Paradise Ridge and Colleen just couldn’t resist throwing her hat in. She had wanted to work at Paradise Ridge for years! As a Santa Rosa native, she finds Paradise Ridge as an iconic facet to the city and its community. Brings it all back full circle to the very first event Colleen attended with her mom and now she looks forward to many more shared together!