Assistant Hospitality Manager
Sari was born and raised in Sonoma County, but it wasn’t until she moved to Utah that she realized how much she had taken her upbringing in wine country for granted. Armed only with the mass-produced wines in an import-restrictive state, she began looking forward to visiting home so she could stash the good stuff in her suitcase on the way back.
While in Utah, Sari fine-tuned her career in high-star and luxury spa hospitality. Sari began her journey as part of the opening team of The Grand Spa at The Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City just prior to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. She was later invited to be the Director of Spa and Retail Operations for the Homestead Resort, where she simultaneously became a Global Educator for Aveda. It was in these roles that she learned the importance of listening and anticipating needs as a quality service model.
The following year, she would be honored with two distinct awards for her management style, and another award granting the Homestead Resort Spa with a Best of State medal. Sari moved into a position as Director of Spa and Retail Operations with Westgate Resort in Park City a few years later, undergoing a complete branding revamp and winning a second Best of State medal.
Her return to California in 2010 gave Sari an opportunity to shift gears away from the spa industry, but still retain a connection with her hospitality roots by working at the Sonoma County Airport as part of the grounds crew for Horizon Airlines, which was the most physically challenging but simultaneously the most amusing job she’s ever had. After one too many cancelled flights, she moved over to Alexander Valley and gained valuable experience as the Wine Club Manager at Stryker Sonoma prior to joining the team at Williams Selyem.
Sari is also a certified Personal and Professional Life Coach, has a knack for bringing positivity to any situation, and can be caught singing poorly in the car. Her two most loved escape routes are hiking the Hanakapi’ai trail on Kauai and getting lost among the culinary and cocktail creativity in San Francisco. As both a cyclist and activist, she is currently in training to ride 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles for AIDS/LifeCycle.
Her first sip of a Williams Selyem Pinot Noir came innocently enough while on a first date. It was that fateful night that she fell in love… with the wine.