Born and raised in Sonoma County, Colette decided early on she wanted to work in the wine industry.
In 1993, she landed her first job on the finance team at Chateau St. Jean. Her next stop was neighboring winery, Kenwood Vineyards. Most recently, she worked at Artesa Winery in Napa, where she spent the last 24 years.
Colette loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel, cook, attend live music events. She is also an active volunteer for the local animal shelter, Pets Lifeline, caring for dogs and working on events for the organization. This is also where she adopted Maddie, a kitten from her first foster group nearly 15 years ago.