I have tread a few different career paths since college, however what they all have in common is helping and connecting with people. As a teacher and coach, I helped students learn and connect to the subject matters which I am an expert. As a writer, I have helped people connect to a sport they love. And as a portfolio manager, I have helped sales representatives become better stewards of our brands. Before moving into wine and spirits sales, I had only a consumer's knowledge of the subject. Since working for SWS, I am no means an expert, but instead a student always, learning as much as I can to better equip myself for my work. I feel that this is essential to my success; the ability to continuously learn and strive for new knowledge.