A bit about




Executive Director

An East Coast native, Heather traversed numerous states and careers before settling in Portland 15 years ago.  She finds her past legal career helpful to her work at CWA, and is proud to  impact the lives of children and families by working with so many generous winemakers, chefs, donors, and volunteers since 2004.  In her spare time, Heather enjoys traveling and staying active while spending time with her husband and two sons.

Favorite wine: Bubbly!


Assistant Director

Kristy’s favorite part of working at CWA is the diversity in her responsibilities and the numerous hats she is challenged with wearing. Her small business / entrepreneurship degree is proving useful, as her last 20 years have been in small nonprofits. In her downtime, she enjoys camping with her pup, watching the Ducks play football and trying out new appetizer recipes.

Favorite wine: Oregon pinot noir


Marketing & Communications Director

With two decades of experience in nonprofit marketing, Julie has honed her skills in communications, design and outreach, working mostly with events and arts-based organizations. She comes to Portland by way of Napa, CA, where she developed a passion for wine. In her free time, she can often be found exploring the Pacific Northwest wine country and traveling to wine regions throughout the world. 

Favorite wine: Pinot noir from California's Russian River Valley. 

Top 3 Photos: Andie Petkus at SE Wine Collective

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