Life is not a straight path and Holly's took several strange turns before ending at the right fit!
Always planning to be a diplomat, she worked in several embassies, NGOs, and even accepted a place for a PhD in international relations at Cambridge before dropping it all to travel and try out sales instead. Taking a position with a Brazilian media firm, Holly spent the first part of her 20s writing country profiles on Korea, Germany, and Switzerland for an economics magazine.
Enjoying the work but needing to go home, she started at a sales and marketing consulting firm working with international clients and worked her way up to the Managing Director role for sales. Knowing this wasn't the right fit and wanting to get back abroad, she started wine education courses, began traveling to find wines and after finding her business partner officially launched her wine importing company.
Holly currently lives in Spain and is sourcing wine from Europe while continually building their brand and advocating for more sustainability in the wine and food industry.
Qualifications & Awards
- WSET Level 3 With Distinction
- Introductory Sommelier from Court of Master Sommeliers
- 10Best Wine Club from USA Today
- Huffington Post Contributor