Frank Family Vineyards has recently launched a new trade section on our website designed with both trade and media members in mind. It now includes a download center where website visitors can access press materials, high-resolution editorial photos, logos and wine assets and collateral. Additionally, viewers can now read through a collection of news coverage about Frank Family Vineyards with archives going back to 2012.
Most importantly, we now have a comprehensive page dedicated to our National Sales Team. Our goal is to make it easier for trade members and fans alike to contact our sales team with any questions they may have about our wine or where to find it.
It’s a pleasure to introduce our National Sales Team, encompassing members from across the country. We invite you to join us at one of our many regional wine dinners throughout the year to meet our outstanding team.
Ed Skupien grew up in the Midwest and joined the United States Air Force while studying for his B.S. in Business Administration. Now based in Sacramento, California, Ed serves as the Vice President of California and Asia Sales at Frank Family Vineyards, bringing with him 19 years of combined experience in the wine trade.
With Frank Family since 2002, Dan Matin worked his way up from Director of Sales to our Vice President of Sales, promoted in 2012. Based in Marin, California, Dan oversees sales in California, Canada, and chain accounts. Dan studied at the University of California at Santa Barbara and has worked in the wine industry ever since graduation. He brings over 40 years of wine sales experience to our National Sales team.
Chris brings a great deal of depth, passion, and experience in his role as Vice President of National Sales at Frank Family Vineyards. A true student of wine and business, Chris studied Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, later returning to receive his MBA from San Diego State University. His formative experience working for industry leading companies paired with leading luxury fine wine companies, provided Chris with the vision and professionalism needed to lead our Regional Sales Managers. Chris is based in Marin, California.
Currently in her third year at Frank Family Vineyards, Liza Gallia has brought more than two decades of wine industry sales experience to her position as Northeast Regional Sales Manager. She has extensive experience as regional manager for California and New York based wine importers and distributors and also earned her Level Three Advanced Sommelier. Liza is based in New York City but also resides on Long Island which easily enables her to travel among the 13 states in her territory.
Elizabeth Parenteau is based in South Florida and is the newest member of the Frank Family National Sales team; becoming our Southeast Regional Sales Manager in 2018. She brings with her a background that includes a B.A. in French Studies from Loyola University of Chicago and well-rounded wine industry experience working for restaurants, retailers and distributors in downtown Chicago as well as two Italian wine importers in the Midwest. Elizabeth completed WSET II and looks forward to pursuing the advanced level.
Megan deZendegui has worked as the North-Central Regional Sales Manager for the past two years. Her primary responsibilities are distributor management, sales and promotion of Frank Family Vineyards throughout her 13-state region. Megan’s varied roles throughout her career in the wine industry include regional management encompassing a variety of territories in California, the Northwest, Central Region and Florida. An Illinois native and a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, Megan lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband and their two sons.\
Michael Sterling lives in Austin, Texas and has been Frank Family’s South-Central Regional Sales Manager since August 2015. He brings more than 20 years of experience in wine distribution in addition to sommelier and restaurant management experience prior to that.
Kelly Kerrigan is the Brand Ambassador at Frank Family Vineyards. Kelly resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and is responsible for sales in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. She has introduced the Frank Family wine collection to many of the finest restaurants and hotels within her three-state territory.