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Kim Badenfort

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Kim Badenfort serves as editor and writer for the Wine Industry Advisor. He joined the Wine Industry Network (WIN) in 2012 and brought a professional and academic background in communications with a focus on online multimedia content creation and management.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and a certificate in Web Graphics Production from the Santa Rosa Junior College.

Before joining WIN he designed websites and administrated content for a number of small businesses and non-profits, in addition to writing and editing copy for blogs and other social media contracts.

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Dawn Dolan

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Offering a well-rounded view of the wine industry, Dawn Dolan transitioned from doing administration for the University of Michigan, to spending six years as both Marketing and Wholesale Manager for the Wilson Artisan Wineries group, where she learned the ins and outs of the wine industry.  Dolan describes herself as a newbie grape grower who has also been an amateur wine maker for ten years, learning from classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College and the professional winemakers with whom she has worked.  With this multi-faceted experience in the wine world, she brings a consideration of different viewpoints to her work.

Dolan started as senior editor of her high school yearbook. While studying in Provence, France, she fell in love with inexpensive Côtes du Rhone wines.  After teaching for ten years, and earning a Master’s degree, she was back at the marketing end, using her skills to help establish the newly minted National Board of Habitat for Humanity-Costa Rica.

Dolan is now a private marketing consultant for family wineries, and senior consultant for VingDirect.  She has been contributing to Wine Industry Advisor since 2015.

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Elizabeth Hans McCrone

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Elizabeth has been a contributing writer for the Wine Industry Network’s Supplier Spotlight and Wine Industry Advisor since May, 2011.

She has an extensive background in media and public relations and has worked in radio, television, for print publications and in higher education. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon and a Master’s degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University.

In 2009 she began to pursue her life-long passion for wine and earned a Certificate in Wine Studies from Santa Rosa Junior College. She also became employed at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, first as a Tasting Room Associate, then Trade Tour Host and is now a full-time Associate in the company’s Wine Family department.

In addition to full-time work and independent writing, Elizabeth is studying for the Certified Specialist of Wine exam, which she hopes to take in spring, 2015.

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Elizabeth “E” Slater, In Short Direct Marketing

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A recognized expert in the fields of direct marketing and sales in the wine marketplace. Slater has taught more wineries and winery associations how to create and improve the effectiveness of their direct marketing programs and to make the most of each customer’s potential than anyone in the wine industry today.

Quick-witted and original, Slater is a sought after speaker on winery sales, marketing, customer service, advertising and management topics. Wineries listen because she has the experience and creativity in the wine trenches to support her words.

As the owner of the wine industry-consulting firm, In Short Direct Marketing, Slater has created marketing programs and events for the Russian River Wine Road including Winter Wineland and Wine & Food Affair. Under her direction, Passport to the Dry Creek Valley became one of the most popular, sought after and acclaimed events in the industry.

Follow E on twitter @esavant and facebook.

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