Direct Sales & Hospitality

Elissa Fenske,
Guest Services Manager

Elissa joined the Elk Cove team in March 2017. Her interest in wine started in 2007, her last year at Linfield College, when she started taking care of a small vineyard outside Hillsboro and making wine from that year’s harvest. Since then Elissa has worked in Sales and Hospitality at Adelsheim Vineyard, Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Blizzard Wines. She is a born and raised Oregonian who enjoys hiking the Pacific Northwest, exploring the Oregon coast and enjoying the food, beverages and urban setting of Portland.

elissa@elkcove.com

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!