Direct Sales & Hospitality

Taylor Theis,
Direct Sales Manager

Taylor joined the Elk Cove team in February 2018. Her entry into the world of wine was circuitous; dancing professionally across the globe led her sampling wines of the world. A California native, Taylor arrived in Oregon on a Graduate Teaching Fellowship at the University of Oregon. Taylor holds her level I Sommelier certification. When she’s not working, you can find her volunteering as a Yamhill County Master Gardener.

taylor@elkcove.com

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Sabine Edwards,
Direct Sales Coordinator

Sabine has been working in Elk Cove’s tasting room since 2016. After living in Los Angeles for ten years, she spent two years studying Art History in Lugano, Switzerland before falling in love with Oregon. In her off time, she enjoys travelling, cooking and photography.

sabine@elkcove.com

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Anne Nguyen,
Tasting Room Associate

Anne joined the Elk Cove team in March 2015. Hailing from Texas, she developed an interest in the wine industry while studying public health in Atlanta, Georgia and eventually entered into the world of wine retail. Legal studies brought Anne up to Oregon in 2010, and after graduation, she couldn’t resist the siren song of Oregon wine country. You’ll find her in the tasting room on the weekends, and in her spare time, she enjoys cooking, training for and running in marathons, supporting her beloved Arsenal FC, and improving her spins and technique in ballroom and salsa dancing.

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Diane Hutchinson,
Tasting Room Associate

Diane has been at Elk Cove since 2019. She started her career as a naturalist at Big Basin State Park where she led hikes, campfire programs and taught the public about the biodiversity of the redwood forest. Since moving to Forest Grove in 2017 and attaining WSET Level 3, she’s also enjoyed educating the public on the wonders of winemaking and the beautiful wines of the Willamette Valley.

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Charlotte Heesacker,
Tasting Room Associate

Charlotte is originally from Silverdale, Washington, but grew up visiting the Portland area to visit extended family. She first fell in love with wine when studying abroad in Italy – how could she not – so she will always have a soft spot for Chianti. A few years later she decided to join the wine industry to expand her wine knowledge and save up for grad school, leading her to Elk Cove. When not a Elk Cove, Charlotte can be found working on her masters in psychology, hiking, or volunteering at a local equine therapy barn. Side note: if you bring your dog to the winery, she will spoil them!

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Jonah Fry,
Tasting Room Associate

Jonah is a born and raised Oregon native. He grew up in a small farm town in Clackamas County and looked for new adventures throughout the state, he loves to camp, fish, and take long road trips to see and discover new sites and immerse himself in new culture. It was ultimately his sense of adventure that lead him to pursue a career that he was passionate about. Jonah grew up in a French household, which initially sparked his interest in wine. Between his love for culture, adventure, and his family influence, Jonah found himself working for local wineries in the Willamette Valley, eventually finding himself working for Elk Cove in the Spring of 2021. He is currently pursuing a Winemaking degree at Chemeketa Community College to further his knowledge and passion in the Wine Industry.

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Elisabet Spaulding,
Tasting Room Associate

Ellie has been working at Elk Cove since April 2021. She is a native of Barcelona, Spain and a trained pastry chef. After running her own restaurant in Santa Monica, CA for many years, Ellie and her family moved to Portland in 2020. They never looked back. A love of fine wine turned into a career focus when she started the WSET program and joined the Elk Cove team in the tasting room. When she’s not studying the wine regions of the world, you can find Ellie hiking, kayaking or baking Oregon’s amazing fruit into delicious pies.

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Sidney Williams,
Tasting Room Associate/Harvest Crew

Sidney started at Elk Cove in April of 2021. Hired as a cellar intern for the upcoming harvest, she started early to help out in the tasting room because of her tasting room experience. She is a recent Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate with a degree in viticulture. Sidney dabbles in many aspects of the wine industry, having worked in wine sensory companies, labs, cellars, and vineyards. When not working you can catch her at the nearest spin studio working out, thrift shopping, or at a music festival. As a California native, the beach has a special place in her heart, and her favorite past time is doing yoga and meditation by the ocean.

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Zachary Thom CSW (Certified Master of Wine),
Tasting Room Associate/Harvest Crew

Zach grew up in Portland, Oregon before moving to Indiana where he studied organic chemistry and French at Purdue University. He developed a passion for wine during an exchange trip to Alsace, France. After working as a pharmaceutical chemist, Zach decided to pursue his passion for winemaking and joined the Elk Cove team for the 2021 harvest. Zach has been helping us in the tasting room and he will be running the chemistry lab during harvest. In his spare time you will find him outside hiking or painting.