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.

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Direct Sales & Hospitality

Shelby Miller Murphy,
Wine Club & Events 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.

shelby@elkcove.com

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Shane Farnor,
Wine Educator

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.

shane@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.

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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

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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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

Molly Snyder,
Harvest Crew/Tasting Room Associate

Molly fulfilled a longtime dream of working a wine harvest by joining the 2020 Harvest Intern team at Elk Cove and later rejoined the Elk Cove team in the spring of 2022. Originally born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Molly moved north to attend the University of Oregon for her International Studies degree, studied abroad in Spain, and spent four seasons in Alaska’s backcountry, guiding rafting and hiking trips and even obtaining a Coast Guard license to operate small vessels. Molly loves chatting over charcuterie, eating gourmet sandwiches on hard hikes, and prefers the ocean but is learning to love lakes.

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Kohl Humphrey,
Tasting Room Associate

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

Erica Strickland,
Tasting Room Associate

Erica joined the Elk Cove team May 2022. She has a passion for wine and had always been interested in pursuing that professionally! In her free time, you can find Erica enjoying time with loved ones and her dog, Ellie. Erica also loves to hike as well as cooking and baking.

Direct Sales & Hospitality

Gabriela Jasso,
Kitchen Staff

Gabby grew up in Santa Ana, California and moved to Oregon in 2017. She has been working in the kitchen at Elk Cove since 2019. Her favorite wine is the La Bohème Sparkling Brut Rosé. She enjoys going to concerts and traveling.