Our People

Our team is the heart and soul of Clif Family and our business thrives when our people thrive. Whether tending to our farm and vineyard, crafting our wine and food, hosting guests in the Tasting Room, packing wine and food shipments or working behind the scenes, our entire team works together to ensure that we are creating exceptional products and experiences in a way that is positive for our people, planet and community.


Antonia Picardi

Antonia Picardi

Wine Educator

Favorite Food Product
Pluot Preserve Lavender Preserves

Favorite Clif Wine
OKD Cabernet Sauvignon

Favorite Adventure
Traveling the world with my boo

Ashley

Ashley Cox

Senior Wine Club Manager

Favorite Food Product
Onion Jam, Pluot Preserve, Chicken Tortilla Soup

Favorite Clif Wine
Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Favorite Adventure
Hiking and ziplining on Catalina Island

Bryan Otero

Bryan Otero

Farm Supervisor

Favorite Food Product
Pomodoro Bruschetta

Favorite Clif Wine
Rose' Of Grenache

Favorite Adventure
Riding My Bike

Candice

Candice Crawford

Sales Manager

Favorite Food Product
Onion Jam and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

Favorite Clif Wine
Rose' Of Grenache, Kit's Killer Cab and Rte Blanc

Favorite Adventure
Hiking, traveling and spending time with family

Carlos Valdez

Carlos Valdez

Hospitality Associate

Favorite Food Product
Pear Ginger Butter (but it's really the dog treats)

Favorite Clif Wine
Viognier

Favorite Adventure
Playing Ultimate (Frisbee) at the beach

Cornelia

Cornelia Connell

Sales Coordinator

Favorite Food Product
Red Wine Jam with Cracked Pepper

Favorite Clif Wine
Gewürztraminer

Favorite Adventure
Scuba diving in the cenotes of the Yucatan

Dana

Dana Pilaczynski

Personal Assistant

Favorite Food Product
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

Favorite Clif Wine
Grenache

Favorite Adventure
Hiking and Camping in Estes Park, Colorado

Sr Accounting & Compliance Manager

Debbie Bawden

Director of Business Operations

Favorite Food Product
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

Favorite Clif Wine
Viognier

Favorite Adventure
Snorkeling in Cozumel

Dulce Noonan

Dulce Noonan

Preserve Production Manager

Favorite Food Product
Plum Preserve, polenta tots and budino

Favorite Clif Wine
Estate Zinfandel

Favorite Adventure
Running, cooking and attending concerts

Efrain Barraga, Clif Family Director Of Digital Marketing

Efrain Barragan

Director Of Digital Marketing

Favorite Food Product
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

Favorite Clif Wine
Kit's Killer Cab, Petite Sirah and Rte Blanc

Favorite Adventure
Cycling, hiking and traveling

Evan

Evan Gammie

Sous Chef

Favorite Food Product
Savory Onion Jam

Favorite Clif Wine
Rose' of Grenache

Favorite Adventure
Hiking with my wife Caroline and my puppy Biscuit

Gary Erickson

Gary Erickson

Co-Owner & C0-Founder

Favorite Food Product
Smoked Spanish Pimenton Almonds

Favorite Clif Wine
Rose of Grenache

Favorite Adventure
Backpacking or Snowshoeing anywhere in the Lake Tahoe Wilderness

Jeremy Marron

Jeremy Maron

Fine Wine Sales Manager

Favorite Food Product
Solar grown cacao honey spread

Favorite Clif Wine
Cold Springs Cabernet Sauvignon

Favorite Adventure
Traveling to any Wine Country (France, Spain, Italy, etc) with my guitar. 

Sr Hospitality Manager, Jessie James Featherstone

Jessie James Featherstone

Sr. Hospitality Manager

Favorite Food Product
Polenta Tots with house made ranch & Aleppo Hot Sauce

Favorite Clif Wine
OKD Cabernet Sauvignon

Favorite Adventure
Any Beach Day

Clif Family Assistant Tasting Room Manager, Jessic Glosier

Jessica Glosier

Assistant Hospitality Manager

Favorite Food Product
All Nut Mixes

Favorite Clif Wine
Rose of Grenache

Favorite Adventure
Back Country Rock Climbing

Katie Henshaw, Clif Family Sales Director

Katie Henshaw

Sales Director

Favorite Food Product
Apple Butter

Favorite Clif Wine
Unoaked Chardonnay

Favorite Adventure
Exploring our National Parks

Katie Taylor, Clif Family Corporate Sales Manager

Katie Taylor

Corporate Sales Manager

Favorite Food Product
Tamari Glazed Mixed Nuts & Sesame Seeds

Favorite Clif Wine
Rose' of Grenache

Favorite Adventure
Cross-Country Road Trips with my husband and dog, Holly. We’ve done Georgia-California 3 times.

Keegan Barrett

Keegan Barrett

Tasting Room Sales Lead

Favorite Food Product
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

Favorite Clif Wine
Croquet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Favorite Adventure
Dirt biking with my boys

Clif Family Co-Owner Kit Crawford

Kit Crawford

Co-Owner & Co-Founder

Favorite Food Product
Pluot Lavender Preserves

Favorite Clif Wine
Bici Red, Oak Knoll Sauvignon Blanc, Kit's Killer Cab

Favorite Adventure
The first multi day bike trip with Gary in the Italian Dolomites in 1998. Just a credit card and a change of clothes. eat sleep ride repeat.

Laura Barrett, Clif Family Winemaker

Laura Barrett

Winemaker

Favorite Food Product
Dark Chocolate Toffee Crunch

Favorite Clif Wine
Croquet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Favorite Adventure
Skiing in Tahoe

Laura Mosley, HR Office Manager

Laura Mosley

HR Office Manager

Favorite Food Product
Maple Curried Cashews &  Peanuts

Favorite Clif Wine
Sonoma Valley Grenache

Favorite Adventure
Rome - everything I ate, drank, and saw was an incredible adventure!

Lilian Sanchez Ramos

Lilian Sanchez Ramos

Hospitality Concierge

Favorite Food Product
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

Favorite Clif Wine
Kit's Killer Cab

Favorite Adventure
Traveling

Linzi Gary, Clif Family General Manager

Linzi Gay

President

Favorite Food Product
Cobanero Chili Hot Honey

Favorite Clif Wine
OKD Sauvignon Blanc

Favorite Adventure
Skiing with my Family

Magnus

Magnus Young

Chef de Cuisine and Culinary Manager

Favorite Food Product
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Favorite Clif Wine
Unoaked Chardonnay

Favorite Adventure
Skateboarding/Snowboarding

Meg

Meg Barkley

Director of Experience Marketing

Favorite Food Product
Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Favorite Clif Wine
Bici Red

Favorite Adventure
Swimming, Peloton, Hiking and Traveling the world for the best Taco

Michael

Michael Gilbert

Wholesale Account Manager

Favorite Food Product
Solar Grown Hot Honey with Cobanero Chili

Favorite Clif Wine
Rte Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc

Favorite Adventure
Backpacking / Any adventure that ends with food

Miles

Miles Davis

Food Truck Sous Chef

Favorite Food Product
Plum Preserves

Favorite Clif Wine
Rose' Of Grenache

Favorite Adventure
Golfing anywhere!

Monica

Monica Castro

Accounting & Compliance Coordinator

Favorite Food Product
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

Favorite Clif Wine
Rte Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc

Favorite Adventure
Traveling

Nelson Larios

Nelson Larios

Property Supervisor

Favorite Food Product
Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

Favorite Clif Wine
The Climber Red Blend

Favorite Adventure
Road Trip to California 101

Oscar Argueta

Oscar Argueta Sr

Farm Assistant

Favorite Food Product
Polenta Tots

Favorite Clif Wine
Rose' Of Grenache

Favorite Adventure
Going to the park with my family

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Samantha Newman

Marketing Manager

Favorite Food Product
All Solar Grown Honeys (especially in cocktails!)

Favorite Clif Wine
Bici Red Blend

Favorite Adventure
Discovering local wines while traveling the world

Sarah Richmond, Director of Operations

Sarah Richmond

Director of Operations

Favorite Food Product
Blueberry Preserves

Favorite Clif Wine
Rte Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc

Favorite Adventure
Running, Hiking, Getting lost in a good book

Sergio Arevalos

Sergio Arevalos

Customer Service & Logistics Coordinator

Favorite Food Product
Persimmon Butter

Favorite Clif Wine
Rose of Grenache

Favorite Adventure
Running

Scott

Scott Vizza

Tasting Room Sales Lead

Favorite Food Product
Pluot Lavendar Preserves

Favorite Clif Wine
OKD Cabernet Sauvignon

Favorite Adventure
Outdoor concerts or music festivals

Tessa Henry

Tessa Henry

Farm Manager

Favorite Food Product
Green Pepper Jam

Favorite Clif Wine
RTE Blanc Sauvignon Blanc

Favorite Adventure
Hikes and road trips with my family

Trevor Antognini

Trevor Antognini

Estate Director

Favorite Food Product
Organic Plum Shiso Preserves

Favorite Clif Wine
Rte Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc

Favorite Adventure
Above the tree line or below the water line

Join Our Team

Happy people create the best companies. Be a part of a team that is dedicated to quality, sustainability and innovative thinking. Our culture, pay, benefits, wellness offerings and dedicated to your career growth are just a few of the reasons to consider a career with Clif Family.

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