I first came to Steamboat to be a ski bum and think I accomplished that. I started working at Harwigs on Valentine’s Day 1987.  Four people called in sick and Jamie called and asked If I could help open up bottles. That is where my story with L’Apogee/Harwigs began. I have been selling wine and teaching wine ever since. I am now a Master Sommelier and I have mentored 41 other Master Somm’s at some point in their journey. Giving back is important to me, just as it is for Harwigs.