I am the newest manager here at Colonial. I come from a diverse background including wholesale warehouse experience in management, as well as running and owning a restaurant. I am a lifelong resident of Orchard Park where I reside with my wife and two children. Come on in and say "hi" and let me help you with your wine and spirit needs.
My love of wine had me apply for a job here in 2004. It is a fun industry to work in, and I have met many interesting people. The people I interact with professionally—salespeople, winemakers and winery owners—have enriched my experience here: I have learned so much about wine and spirits from them. Please stop by our Colonial store, meet our staff and let us put our knowledge to work for you!
I originally started in the wine and liquor business back in 1995. I helped manage a store in Colorado and fell in love with wine there! For the next ten years, my life revolved around wine, people and food. I hosted many wine tastings at restaurants and charity events throughout the area. When I moved back to Buffalo in 2006 I was lucky enough to find employment at Colonial. I remember walking into the store for the first time and feeling that this was the place for me. The passion the employees have and the willingness to do what was necessary to make the customers happy mirrored my own thoughts on customer service. The most exciting thing about my job is meeting and talking to people and sharing my wine and liquor knowledge with them. My goal is to bring my passion and enthusiasm to the customers and hopefully make their shopping experience enjoyable.