• VineSmith Vineyard Services, 1998 to Present: President and Viticultural Consultant serving Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania
  • Cabin Hill Farm, 2004 to Present: Owner and Manager of 100-acre working farm with 1.5-acre vineyard in Mount Jackson, Virginia
  • Chateau Morrisette Winery, 2002-2009: Grower Liaison for 65,000-case winery and the 20 independent vineyard operations across Virginia that supply the winery’s fruit needs each year
  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension, 1997-1998: Extension Associate serving the North Carolina wine industry
  • The Williamsburg Winery, 1986-1989: Vineyard manager in charge of developing and managing 50-acre commercial vineyard in Virginia
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1984-1986: Extension Associate serving the Long Island wine industry


  • Bachelor of Science, Horticulture, Virginia Tech, 1983