Laure LevesqueFounder, President, Chief Tasting Officer Wine Ambassador - Pinehurst, NC
Her company’s mission is to connect wine lovers in the US with smaller family-owned estates, producing highly sustainable, authentic wines for generations. She sources, imports, and distributes a curated selection of Gem Wines from a variety of terroirs and appellations, in France, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Argentina, and the US. Laure and her team are dedicated to expanding wine lovers’ palates and helping them create fond memories while experiencing the fruit of these vineyards.
To arrange a tasting with Laure for the Southern Pines/Pinehurst area, please email email@example.com.
Aaron SimmonsWine Ambassador - East Triangle, NC
Aaron loves to help educate customers and expand their horizons, and so joined the team here at Queen of Wines. He enjoys building new relationships, and continuing to grow his knowledge to better assist his customers.
Aaron graduated from Florida State University. In his free time, Aaron likes to explore his new home, try new experiences from restaurants to hiking, and loves being in the kitchen cooking for family and friends.
To set up a tasting with Aaron, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brianna HumphreyAdministrative & Marketing Director
A lover of wine, Brianna has had the pleasure of working with some true wine experts, including her teammates here at Queen of Wines. When not hard at work, Brianna enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with her husband and three stepsons.
For administrative and marketing inquiries, contact Brianna at email@example.com.
Arwen BuchholzOperations & Logistics Manager
As Operations Manager for Queen of Wines her responsibilities are multi-faceted and involve all parts of the company. One of her most exciting roles is to ensure efficiency in importing and distribution of our wines, to bring the best value possible to our customers.
Arwen holds a master’s degree in Building Science and Environmental Technology from Appalachian State University, where she first learned to manage multi-layered projects.
For general Queen of Wines inquiries, contact Arwen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam KirbyWine Ambassador - West Triangle, NC
Sam’s career began with her love of baked goods and pastries, and has evolved over time into a passion for wine, working with some of the top chefs and most talented wine minds in the Triangle area. Through those relationships, Sam has had the wonderful opportunity to build a fantastic foundational education, while gaining exposure to many unique corners of the wine world. She feels every meal can he elevated by the perfect wine pairing, and in that pursuit of that belief attained her Level 1 Sommelier certification.
In her free time, Sam spends time with her husband, in her garden, and with her two bunnies Nation and Gus.
To arrange your tasting with Sam, please email email@example.com.
Delivery ProfessionalsDonovan, Reggie & Kevin
Meet Donovan & Reggie, who deliver all across the Piedmont and Western NC, and Kevin, who you will see in our Coastal regions.
These gentlemen are dedicated to our customer’s satisfaction and success, using all the tools at their disposal to ensure you receive consistently prompt and accurate deliveries.
Thaddeus BowersWine Ambassador - Western NC
Thad takes a listen-first sales approach, recognizing the individuality of each client and tailoring his work to them. He designs and implements staff training sessions, which are as engaging as educational, to help service staff understand what they are selling, and how to sell it with confidence.
Thad graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, and certificate in Markets & Management. His hobbies include travel, playing soccer, and watching college basketball.
To contact Thad and arrange a tasting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Socrates GliarmisWine Ambassador - North Coast, NC
Quincy KoepfWine Ambassador - South Coast, NC
Prior to this, Quincy worked in corporate sales and project management, and taught at George Mason University and American University, where she respectively earned her MA and PhD in Sociology. Quincy incorporates her teaching background into her work with wine, from educational trade presentations, staff training, and curating oenologically themed events with top chefs and wine professionals all along the coast.
A native of the DC Metro area, Quincy now calls the NC coast her home. In her spare time, she can be found close to the ocean or in the mountains. When her wanderlust calls, she likes to get lost in vineyards and historic cities around the globe.
To set up a tasting with Quincy, email email@example.com.