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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.

Leadership

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.

Rachel Jensen

COO

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.

Jacob Harkins

VP of Global 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.

Jessica Blais

VP of Global Sales

As a teenage beauty queen, Jessica Blais grew up in Parker Colorado and learned the power of public speaking and sales early on. After a 10-year stint in Idaho and Utah Jessica and her husband, Tim, moved back home to raise their three girls closer to her family. When she is not motivating and mentoring her sales team, Jessica enjoys reading, speaking to groups on turning marketing dollars into revenue for companies and attending her daughters’ all-star cheer competitions around the US.

Caryn Winkler

Facilities/HR Manager

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.

Erynne Reardon

Senior Manager of Accounting

Erynne comes to VintageView with many years of accounting and finance experience from a variety of industries. Although raised around the world in a military family, she has called Colorado home since high school. Erynne is an avid traveler, foodie, wine enthusiast, and Disney addict. When not working you can usually find her planning her next trip to a beach or a food & wine festival.

Doug McCain

Founder (retired)

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.

Logistics & Customer Service

Megan Wawrzyniecki

Operations Manager

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.

Kaitlyn Thomas

Operations Lead

Kaitlyn was born and raised in Sandwich, IL. She received a bachelors degree in Marketing from Iowa State University. While there, she met her fiancé, Jason, a Colorado native. Kaitlyn is excited to part of the VintageView team and looks forward to the days when there are dogs in the office (since she doesn’t have one of her own). When she isn’t at work, you can find her at home curled up with a good book, or at a Colorado Rockies game with her family. No matter what she’s doing, there’s always a smile on her face!

Heidi Thorpe

Data Specialist

Heidi lived in Florida for much of her life, earning her bachelor’s in education at the University of North Florida, until she continued her journey up north to Brooklyn, New York. There she worked in a variety of events-related positions which required a lot of travel. In 2018, she craved a change of pace, so she picked up and moved to Denver, Colorado. Although she still travels quite a bit, she spends most of her free time enjoying the Colorado sunshine and hiking with her dog.

Kryss Bennett

Senior Accountant

Kryss was born and raised in Arvada, Colorado and is a proud native. She has a double major in Accounting and Business Management and has been in the accounting field for a little over 4 years in industries such as reproductive medicine and REO management. She loves spending time with her husband and dog Mucho, going hiking, skiing, off-roading, working on cars, napping, or reading with a nice glass of wine.

Joleen Patterson

Admin Assistant

Born and raised in Colorado, Joleen has brings more than 10 years of customer service to the world leader in wine rack design. She's worked in a variety of industries, including veterinary and pet services, putting her associates' degree in veterinary medicine to good use. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and trying different types of food.

Eric Spaulding

Warehouse Manager

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.

Felicia Maitzen

Warehouse Lead

Felicia is excited to be a part of a team that is inclusive and cares about their employees' growth and development. She is a Colorado native who enjoys playing with her dog, working on cars, and hanging out with friends and family.

Rico Hernandez

Materials Handler

Gabby Turnbill

Materials Handler

Gabby is a Colorado native that grew up in Colorado Springs. She has lived in California, Hawaii, and New York City where she worked as a full time volunteer in an inner city school in the South Bronx. She enjoys snowboarding, hiking, going to concerts, and exploring Denver. She cant wait to have her own dog, but until then she enjoys all the doggies in the office.

Sales & Marketing

Katie Betsworth

Account Development Mgr, Lead

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 three rescue dogs, Heidi, Roadie, and Roz.

Renee Krull

Account Development Mgr, Lead

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 husband, 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.

Sam Brown

Account Development Mgr

Born in San Diego and a Colorado resident since 1994, Sam graduated from UCCS with a finance degree. He brings experience from various areas of the luxury real estate and travel industry where he worked in banking, sales, operations, and finance. Sam has been involved in athletics for most of his life including competitive swimming, boxing, and weight lifting. Currently, these activities are an excellent attempt at offsetting the food and wine he tends to enjoy.

Chancey Hebert

Account Development Mgr

Chancey moved to Colorado in 2011 after graduating college. Italy called and she left for two years to live there, then recently moved back in April 2018. Chancey has been working in customer service since she was 14 years old, and is passionate about developing relationships. She loves to travel, hike, and paddle board, along with spending time with her husband and two huskies, Lyla and Quinn.

Marcy Sturm

Strategic Partnership Specialist

Born and raised in Colorado, Marcy grew up helping her father run his landscaping business and from that point on has continued to work in sales and customer service bringing over 15 years of experience to the table. When not working, you can catch Marcy outside exploring new trails and mountain ranges, fishing, camping, snowboarding, kayaking or simply enjoying time outside with her furry companion Dynamite.

Natalie Storey

Wine Cellar Specialist

Natalie moved to Colorado from Iowa in 2011. Before joining VintageView, she was a Nanny for five pretty awesome kids. Her own kids are of the four-legged kind. A 14 lb goofball named Boyle and the sweetest boy ever, pittie Opie. She loves going to concerts in beautiful CO venues, hiking, and cooking/food in general.

Ashley Rogers

Sales Coordinator

Ashley, a people lover, has been in the customer service industry for 10+ years. Her track record shows that she truly believes people are amazing. For the past 5 years she’s managed an optical shop. Her outlook on customer service is to not just provide for people, but to provide an experience. On her weekends if she’s not spending 4+ hours playing D&D then she’s binging 4+ hours of whatever video game she’s hacking away at until completion. This doesn’t mean she doesn’t enjoy getting some sun with her dogs. She considers herself a sun worshiper. A day spent laying in the sun with dogs while reading is a day well spent. When she’s not busy enjoying the sun with her dogs, she’s busy tending to her 100+ lung snails and 30 house plants.

Dana Dodrill

Social Media Manager

Dana has been crushing it in the digital marketing space for 8 years. Fascinated with the instant feedback from digital ads, she strives to assess and improve the outcome of ads in real time. Outside of work, Dana spends time outdoors with her husband and pup, going hiking, off-roading, and kayaking.

Design

Katie Swoboda

Design Manager

Katie comes to the wine cellar design world with experience working on a diverse portfolio of projects including model homes, corporate offices, and sports arenas and stadiums. She holds an Interior Design degree from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln). When she's not designing your wine cellar, you can find Katie teach barre class (and recruiting her VintageView colleagues to take classes), spending time with her family (husband, daughter and two dogs), exploring local breweries, and watching Cornhusker football.

Natasha Molina

Design Coordinator

Natasha was born in Southern California, but raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. With years of experience in the hospitality industry, she comes to VintageView with the aspiration to learn everything she can about the wine rack industry. When not working she loves to spend time with family and friends, snowboard and explore the world with her pup, Lucy, by her side.

Thomas Bianco

Cellar Designer

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.

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