Direct Sales & Hospitality

Shelby Miller Murphy,
Direct Sales Manager

Shelby joined the Elk Cove team in November 2021. Originally from Michigan, she relocated to Oregon in the summer of 2021 after having spent five years managing a wine bar and retail shop in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. When not working Shelby enjoys spending time with her husband and two pit bulls, traveling, and enjoying Portland’s food scene.

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Direct Sales & Hospitality

Sabine Edwards,
Wine Club & Shipping Manager

Sabine joined the team in July 2016. Originally from New York City & Los Angeles, Sabine moved to Oregon in 2012 to finish her degree at Oregon State University after studying Art History in Lugano, Switzerland. Sabine has always loved wine and started working in the wine industry right out of university. When Sabine is not working, she enjoys traveling, spending quality time with her husband, cats and Bernedoodle, cooking, or enjoying a nice glass of wine.

sabine@elkcove.com

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Shane Farnor,
Tasting Room Manager

Originally from the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee, Shane moved from the Mojave Desert to join the team in August 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and spent years working in conservation. He started his wine career by obtaining both the Level 2 Award in Wine from Wine and Spirits Education Trust and the Oregon Wine Expert certification from Napa Valley Wine Academy. When not listening to wine podcasts, reading books about wine, or tasting local wines, Shane can be found hiking, biking, paddling, or spending quality time with his boyfriend.

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Direct Sales & Hospitality

Kohl Humphrey,
Tasting Room Lead

Kohl joined the Elk Cove team in February 2022. He is from Bakersfield California and recently graduated from Linfield University where he majored in Environmental Science and Wine Studies and was a member of the men’s soccer team. Before joining Elk Cove, Kohl worked for a vineyard management company. In his free time, he can be found playing soccer with friends and college teammates or fishing on a local waterway.

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Chloe Wilkinson,
Tasting Room Lead

Chloe joined the Tasting Room in February 2023. She hails originally from Northern California, but moved up to Oregon to finish college at George Fox University where she obtained a double degree in General Biology and Art History. Chloe fell into the wine industry, quite by accident, in the beginning of 2019 while still in college and realized she loved the community and camaraderie of this Willamette Valley. In her spare time, you can find her reading, camping and working out – if not enjoying a glass of wine!

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.

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Direct Sales & Hospitality

Phyllis Hayes,
Tasting Room Associate

Phyllis moved out of Portland to the Willamette Valley with her husband and pets for a new adventure and the possibility of working for a winery made the big move more enticing. She has been with our sister winery Pike Road since early in 2016 and at Elk Cove since Spring 2021. According to Phyllis “the views at the Winery Estate are beautiful and the wine is exquisite; it’s the people I work for and the customers I serve that I love best! Elk Cove is a wonderful place to be whether you’re visiting, sipping, or shopping!”

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Direct Sales & Hospitality

Cristy Verant,
Tasting Room Associate

Cristy has been working at Elk Cove off and on for the past 17 years working harvest, tasting room, and now at our table side service.  She graduated in 2003 from Pacific University in Forest Grove. Her favorite wines at Elk Cove are Pinot Gris and Roosevelt Pinot Noir. Christy is also a Kindergarten teacher who watches her daughter ride horses and volunteers at the local food pantry in her spare time.
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Direct Sales & Hospitality

Shelby Houser,
Tasting Room Associate

Shelby joined the Elk Cove Team in February of 2023. Originally from Kansas, after venturing around Maryland and Florida, she moved to Oregon to pursue her dream of being a Technical Designer at Nike. Shelby has a deep love for wine, and by happy accident, fell into the wine industry after visiting Elk Cove for a tasting. In her spare time, you can find her out walking her dog, exploring the state of Oregon with her significant other, and of course, having a glass of wine.

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Becca Hersh,
Tasting Room Associate

Becca joined the Elk Cove team in summer 2016, blending her love of wine with her passion for marketing and events. After graduating from Oregon State University with degrees in marketing and business management, she settled in Portland where she enjoys exploring the city’s vibrant food and drink scene in her free time.

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