Shane was weaned on wine as a kid growing up in Chicago. After completing his second tax season as a young CPA in the ‘Windy City', he moved to the Napa Valley to follow his dreams and begin a career in the wine industry. An opportunity to work the 2000 harvest at Cosentino Winery eventually grew into a GM position. In 2011 Shane earned his sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers while working with Oenotri in Napa, recognized at the time as one of the best Italian restaurants in the country by Food & Wine Magazine. While there, Shane created one of the first successful restaurant based Direct to Consumer wine programs in the country, and in 2013 he became the Director of Sales and Marketing for Crocker & Starr Wines, one of the finest Cabernet Franc producers in the world. Shane joined the Silver Trident team as Vice President of Sales in January 2015.
In addition to his enthusiasm for the wine world, Shane is an accomplished musician and songwriter. He has traveled the country with a rock 'n' roll band, licensed songs for film and has shared the stage with some of the music industry’s top songwriters and performers. You can find Shane at The Silver Trident Home in Yountville, playing locally with his band, The Silverado Pickups, and enjoying Northern California with his family and their dog, Keith Richards.