Christine Clair served as the social marketing coordinator for Willamette Valley Vineyards while finishing up her business degree at Oregon State University in 2010. Three years later, she was hired back as winery director for the publicly traded company. (Photo by CWK Photography / Courtesy of Willamette Valley Vineyards)
About Eric Degerman
Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.