Melissa was raised in the Willamette Valley and, after completing her BS degree, studied winemaking at Chemeketa and fermentation science at OSU. She came to Stoller in 2003 after working as a harvest hand at several local wineries and as the production winemaker at Cooper Mountain for three harvests.
Melissa enjoys the creative and natural
process of winemaking and appreciates
that Oregon's wine industry is constantly evolving, pushing
her to learn more about her craft.
Email: Melissa Burr
Noah Bieszczad joined Stoller in winter of 2007. He is happy to combine his many interests into a career working with wine, thriving on the diversity and challenges the wine business presents. From Ohio, Noah has worked at wineries in France, Germany, Michigan, and Washington. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, walking, and exploring Oregon.
Email: Noah Bieszczad
Gary Mortensen joined Stoller in March 2012 to oversee the winery, vineyard and business operations. Mortensen has 25 years of operations, business development and sales and marketing experience in the information technology and wine industries. He most recently served as President of FonWallet, a unified mobile payment and transaction facilitator. Prior posts include Vice President of Operations for Sokol Blosser Winery and Senior Vice President of Business Development for Qsent. Mortensen is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films "This is War: Memories of Iraq" and "Shepherds of Helmand" are featured on the Discovery Channel.
Email: Gary Mortensen
Cory Davis has been Stoller's national
sales manager since the fall of 2005. Cory came to love Pinot Noir during
three years in France and moved to Oregon in the mid-90s, drawn by the natural
beauty and burgeoning potential of the Pacific Northwest wine scene.
Prior to joining Stoller, he worked as a distributor of some of the great wines
of the world, broadening his palate and his curiosity.
Email: Cory Davis
Emily came to Stoller Family Estate in early Spring, 2009, with sincere enthusiasm to advance her career in the local wine industry. She brings with her knowledge of wine and food through extensive travels and personal research in the finest viticulture regions. Emily lives in Newberg with her husband, Paul, and their three cats Taco, Caper and Lilly. You will most certainly see her smiling face upon entering the Tasting Room.
Email: Emily Bachand
Shani is a native of Montana who followed her heart to Oregon in 2002. Moving from a restaurant wine background, she sought a wine industry position "at the source" and chose Oregon for its beauty, culture and Pinot Noir. Shani now has a decade of hospitality experience in the Oregon wine industry managing tasting rooms, wine clubs and winery events. She loves sharing her knowledge and appreciation of wine with others and interacting with Stoller's close-knit club members.
Email: Shani Hodge
Steve joined the Stoller team in January 2013 as the Accounting & Administration Manager. He is a native Oregonian who was born in Portland, raised in Salem, and graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. As a CPA, Steve has experience in both public accounting and in the private sector, most recently as the CFO at Willamette Valley Vineyards. He enjoys golfing, traveling with his wife in their motor home and attending OSU football games.
Email: Steve Caldwell