Kate Goudschaal, Communications and Event Coordinator
Emily Nichols, Executive Team and Office Assistant
Classic Wines Auction Doubles Staff Size Ahead of 2015 Event
Kate Goudschaal hired as new Communications and Event Coordinator, and Emily Nichols, as the Executive Team and Office Assistant
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Classic Wines Auction (CWA), consistently recognized as one of the top 10 charity wine auctions in the United States, announced that the nonprofit recently hired Kate Goudschaal as its Communications and Event Coordinator, and Emily Nichols as its new Executive Team and Office Assistant. The addition of the two women doubles the nonprofit’s staff size to four.
Kate Goudschaal has more than nine years of marketing, public relations and integrated communications experience. Most recently, Goudschaal served as the director of marketing for an all-natural gourmet snack company based in Vancouver, Wash., and as the director of marketing and communications for DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland. She has a Master of Education degree from the University of Arizona, where she also received a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Emily Nichols was hired as the new executive team and office assistant. Most recently, Nichols worked as research manager and lead content curator for Land of Opportunity, a web platform that explores postcrisis community rebuilding in America. Prior to that, she spent eight years as an executive assistant for a pediatrics dental office in Portland. She holds a Master of Science degree in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans and Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Iowa.
“I’m so thrilled to have two new outstanding, community-minded women as part of our team at CWA,” said Heather Martin, Executive Director for Classic Wines Auction. “Both Kate and Emily bring valuable skills that will help us with continued growth and success in our mission to help Portland-area children and families in need,” Martin added.
For more information about the Classic Wines Auction and each of its annual fundraising events, visit www.classicwinesauction.com or call (503) 972-0194.
More about the Classic Wines Auction
Consistently recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator Magazine since 2001, the Classic Wines Auction has raised nearly $33 million for Portland-area charities since its inception in 1982. Based in Portland, Ore., Classic Wines Auction, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing the Classic Wines Auction and related food and wine events to raise funds for local charities benefiting children and families, including: Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.