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Our Team

 

 

Chad Yetka
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Chad has always been passionate about wine, and now he is finally pursuing his dream of becoming a vintner. Since 2002, Chad has held the position of Chief Operating Officer for two multi-billion market cap organizations. Prior to his line management positions, he had considerable experience crafting business strategies and implementing operational improvements as a Consultant and Senior Implementation Manager with McKinsey and Company, in the USA and abroad. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategy and Finance from the Booth School, University of Chicago, along with a Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Chad is the owner of 3 patents and is currently earning his Certificate in Winemaking through the internationally acclaimed UC Davis Extension Program. 

Marla Yetka
Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer

Marla is a versatile professional with nearly 20 years of experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, event management and strategic planning. Her hands-on approach in both the profit and non-profit sectors has enabled her to develop creative opportunities that deliver results. Marla’s passion for wine is only second to her love for animals and her belief in the therapeutic benefits of the human-animal bond. She and her golden retriever therapy dog, Snickers, volunteer at a variety of facilities in the Denver-metro area helping those in need. 

Logan Yetka

Co-Founder & Winery Assistant

When Logan isn't at school or creating apps and video in his free time, you'll see him around the winery helping dad, cleaning tanks, organizing the office and charming guests.  

 


Cassie Moskowitz
Director of Sales & Events

Cassie started her career in marketing and special events at the corporate level, working for law firms in Houston and Denver.  After staying home with her children for several years, she decided to return to event planning and marketing focusing on the hospitality industry.  She joined Troy Guard’s TAG Restaurant Group as the Director of Marketing & Events, overseeing events at TAG and Guard & Grace and focusing on marketing efforts for his 6 concepts.  Since then, she has worked with other well respected restaurant groups in Denver including Richard Sandoval Restaurants, Brunson Concepts, Breckenridge Wynkoop and PunchBowl Social.

Anthony Smith

Executive Chef

Anthony grew up in Pennysylvania and began his career at the age of 4 as Sous Chef for his French-American mother.  Over the years, his boyhood love of the kitchen developed into his professional passion. He attended the Pittsburgh Culinary Arts Institute and receied additional training at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in France and Greenbrier Resort in America.  He has worked in numerous restaurants on the East Coast and managed some of Denver's best restaurants as CDC and Executive Chef.  Anthony's decade in Colorado has led him to embrace all aspects of what the state has to offer.  He enjoys working with local purveyors to provide fresh and sustainable ingredients, drawing on his roots to prepare wonderful American, European, and Mediterranean cuisine that will be exciting, unexpected and constantly evolving.

Matt Strauch

Service & Sales Manager / Sommelier

Matt is a Colorado native with over a decade of experience in restaurants, hospitaility and the performing arts.  As Service & Sales Manager, Matt is respnsible for creating and implementing all FOH staff training programs for wine, food and overall customer service.  He also coordinates outside sales of events, blending session experiences, tastings, blinds and tours, and represents the winery in the community.  Matt holds a BA from Colorado State University and completed his graduate work in Geographic Information Science at the University of Denver. Recognized by the Court of Master Sommeliers as a Certified Sommelier, Matt enjoys sharing his love and passion for wine in a straight-forward, approachable manner. Matt's local work experience includes working with ChoLon Restaurant Concepts and Beckon | Call in RiNo.