Jill has spent many years in California helping to brand and market consumer products, wineries, hospitality and real estate businesses, in addition to Pro-Bono work for the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet and the Napa Valley Wine Auction and Grace Cathedral. Jill fell in love with Healdsburg and the Dry Creek Valley and in 2007 she and her husband, Jay, purchased their home on West Dry Creek Road.
Jill’s experience has included virtually everything involved in the creation and implementation of marketing and promotional programs. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati, in addition to a full fellowship from Yale School of Music and Art and she was also awarded the Wilder Traveling Scholarship for studies in Europe.
Gardening and growing Sauvignon Blanc is a passion for Jill. In addition to serving on the DCVA Outreach and Valley Protection Committee, she also was a Raven Theatre board member for 3 years. She has been a guest lecturer for the Academy of Art and the University of San Francisco. Jill was Vice President of San Francisco’s Fort Mason Community Garden for nine years. She is an equestrian and a member of the Hannovarian Society since 1978, raising and breeding Hanovarians. She is an active member of the California Water Color Association and has exhibited in museums and numerous local and national juried show.