Donna Leverenz, Board Secretary
The majority of Donna’s career was spent in the realm of Marketing. Her positions included Director of Advertising and Public Relations for Gucci, Fendi, and Mark Cross Accessories in the United States and Canada; Director of Marketing for Rod McClellan, one of the world’s largest orchid growers; and Marketing Manager, Editor-in-Chief, and Partner in Foghorn Press, publisher of outdoor recreation guidebooks, including the national Dog Lover’s Companion series. Her move to Napa Valley in 1997 led to a shift to a career in food and wine, two of Donna’s passions. She was the Wine Buyer and Wine Education Director for Meadowood Napa Valley and is currently the Manager of Sherwin Family Vineyards. She and her husband, John, share their home with two rescued Border Collies and five rescued kitties.