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Our Team

We love wine. We love good design. Most importantly, we love helping you through the entire process of planning your home or restaurant wine cellar, from planning to the day your modern wine racks arrive onsite.

Charles Malek

CEO

Charles has been involved in and around the beverage industry his entire career. He graduated from the University of Colorado and began his career at the E. & J. Gallo Winery in its Management Development Program working in California and Japan. While based in Tokyo for six years, Charles developed a passion for ramen, riding the high-speed bullet trains and occasional gazes at Mt. Fuji.

Charles is active in the Colorado Chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. He and his wife are the proud parents of twin boys and a daughter who keep them moving and grooving.

Doug McCain

Founder

With a background in real estate investing and construction, Doug McCain founded VintageView in 2001 out of his garage in Castle Rock, Colorado. The first display system, which held over 3,000 bottles, was installed in his personal wine cellar and word quickly spread about the innovative wine display he had created. Soon friends and family began requesting their own label-forward racks and Doug began producing and selling them out of his garage, laying the groundwork for VintageView to become an award-winning, household name in the wine industry. Doug is an avid fly fisherman and car enthusiast. He enjoys traveling all over the world with his wife Sally. One of their favorite places to visit is Africa, where he likes to go on safaris and photograph the wildlife.

Dave Elliott

VP of Sales & Design

Dave was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has worked in the wine cellar industry since 2004. He has a degree in Civil Engineering and in Business Management. In 2013, he and beloved dog relocated to Denver to be closer to VintageView’s main office. He comes from a large family of four brothers and two sisters and loves to spend time with his nieces and nephews. Outside of the office, Dave enjoys playing sand volleyball and is always up for a trip to the mountains or beach.

Rachel Jensen

Vice President of Operations

Rachel was born in Boulder, Colorado on leap day. She got her foot in the world of logistics 17 years ago and has spent the last 8 of those years working with VintageView. In her free time, Rachel enjoys listening and collecting music and tending to her vegetable garden. She is the proud owner of a 6 year old mini Labradoodle named Oski, who brings lots of joy and teaches her patience.

Logistics & Customer Service

Caryn Winkler

Office Manager, AP/AR

Caryn, Vintageview’s first employee, is a fourth generation Colorado Native who loves to camp and spend time with her family. She takes classes in Tai Chi, Qigong and rides a cherry red Vespa.

Laura Gonzalez

Dealer Services Guru

Laura is a Denver native raised by her amazing father. After exploring Las Vegas and San Diego for seven years, she returned home in 2014. She brings a strong administrative background to VintageView, having worked for the state of Colorado assisting developmentally disabled teens in seeking employment. Laura has held customer relations positions in pro sports including within the San Diego Padres ticket office and our beloved Denver Broncos (a current, weekend position). In her personal life she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and fiancé. She has two furry babies, Vincenzo and Jimi Hendrix. The beach is her happy place, and she lives for concerts. You can find her at just about every Red Rocks show during the summer.

Megan Wawrzyniecki

Administrative Assistant

Megan was born and raised in Arvada, Colorado. She obtained a bachelors degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Megan loves spending time with her husband and two children. In her free time, Megan takes pleasure in volunteering at her children's elementary school, taking road trips with her family, and scrapbooking.

Shanna Sweet

Direct Sales Support

Shanna was born and raised in Billings, Montana. She earned her degree in history from Metropolitan State University while staying home with her two sons. Prior to that, Shanna gained significant previous experience in retail and management. She enjoys playing board games, camping, and hiking with her sons and husband.

Eric Spaulding

Warehouse Supervisor

A Colorado native, Eric spent most of his youth on the West Coast before returning to Denver in 1987. For nearly 20 years, he served in increasing warehousing capacities at Albertsons distribution center. In total, he has nearly 25 years of experience in logistics and warehouse management. Eric has an 8-year-old Shiba Inu named Sienna, who he takes to the mountains whenever possible. He is also an avid skier and loves to travel to New England to visit family.

Nicholas Iten

Shop Lead

Born and raised in Longmont, he brings an extensive background in customer service and sales to our logistics team. He’s also a part-time musician, singer, and songwriter, and he is studying to be a certified addictions counselor.

Franklin Wesley

Materials Handler

Born and raised in Denver, Franklin brings significant materials and customer service experience to our logistics team. After living in Texas for several years, he relocated back to Colorado where he loves to hunt and fish with his family.

Sales

David Vogel

Sr. Account Manager

With almost 20 years of sales experience working with architects, designers, builders, and contractors, Dave brings a diverse background ranging from account management, retail development, and sales implementation through local, regional, and national levels. On the weekends, you can find him on the hill snowboarding with his wife and three kids in the winter, or trailside on the mountain bike in the summer. If there is an activity to pursue, count him in.

Betsy O'Day

Western Region Sales

Betsy was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Northern California, but has called Colorado home since 1997. She received a degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in History from Metro State University of Denver. She worked in the steel industry for more than eight years before joining VintageView’s business development team. When not running after two young children and keeping them fed and entertained, she enjoys hiking, reading, concerts, watching the Denver Broncos and landscaping.

Katie Betsworth

NE Region Sales

Since moving to Denver in 2010, Katie has worked in customer service and management roles in the pet industry. While her love of animals certainly didn’t wane, she joined VintageView for the challenge of expanding our service along the East Coast (and in Iowa). Away from the job, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, and their two rescue dogs, Heidi and Roadie.

Renee Hunt

SE Region Sales

Although born in Traverse City, Mich., Renee has been in Colorado long enough to be easily be confused with a native. She brings a strong background in manufacturing and construction sales, management, and interior design acumen to her role at VintageView. Outside the office, Renee enjoys spending time with her fiancé, two teenage boys, and friends. You can also find her traveling to tropical regions, attending concerts, shopping, enjoying Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine, remodeling her home — or just binge-watching HGTV.

Christie Spilsted

Sales Support

Christie grew up in South Florida, moving to Boulder to pursue an MBA from the University of Colorado. She brings an extensive background in sales, account management, and business development from the high tech/telecom sector, briefly taking a leave from the corporate world to work as a home-based career coach while starting a family with David, her Aussie husband. She fell in love with VintageView's wine racks while designing her own wine closet — then bugged us for a few months to get a job here.  Outside of work, Christie enjoys traveling, hiking and skiing with David, the kids and their mini Labradoodle, Ozzie.  

Marketing & Design

Jacob Harkins

Director of Marketing

A New England transplant, Jacob has called Colorado home since ’98 when he moved west to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder. Following an award-winning career in journalism, he transitioned to the ad agency world, simultaneously earning his sommelier certification and becoming an advocate for Colorado wine (naturally, his modest 100-bottle wine closet features several Grand Valley, Colorado, selections resting on VintageView racks). Jacob is also an avid skier and backpacker, who thru-hiked more than 1,400 miles of the Appalachian Trail and is working his way toward climbing Colorado’s 54 14ers.

Matthew Howze

Associate Designer

Matthew grew up in Washington state before following his family to Colorado in 2004. He holds an associate’s degree in applied science and drafting in design technology from ITT Technical Institute. He has significant experience designing in programs such as CAD and Revit. In his free time he enjoys hiking, cycling, and exploring Colorado's outdoors.

Office Dogs

Maggy McPickles

Chief Relaxation Officer

Maggy loves to roam the office and warehouse, making sure everyone is calm and happy. She loves tummy rubs and is considered one of the early adopters of label-forward racking. Always a cheerful bark when asked to put together an estimate. Her dad is Charles.

Panda Bear

Chief Barking Officer

Panda loves to share kisses but barks first and asks questions later — especially in front of the men in the office. She can usually be found curled up under a desk in the marketing department on Fridays. In her spare time she chases tennis balls and is known as the fastest dog in Jefferson Park. Her dad is Jacob.

Iris

Chief Office Dog (In memoriam)

Iris was Dave's loyal companion for more than 17 years. She could always be found napping next to her dad's desk in the sales department. At nearly 18, she was sent to Doggie Heaven in June 2016. Her beloved dad Dave Elliott could not have had a better companion throughout the years.

VintageView is better than a wine rack. It’s a contemporary wine storage and display system.
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