In 2014, Brandye became Rombauer’s first marketing director in the winery’s history. With a bachelor’s in journalism, she began her career as a writer and editor. Her love of storytelling has been well-suited to her work in wine, which has included positions in hospitality and retail sales, as well as marketing roles for several prominent California wineries. Brandye graduated from Sonoma State University’s Wine Intensive Executive MBA program in 2013. A former Peace Corps volunteer, she’s a seasoned traveler whose passport is her favorite possession.