Team & Coaches

Our Team

The WISE core group of coaches are each leaders in their field of expertise. Like WISE’s founder, they are dedicated to raising the bar for consumer direct and management excellence in the wine industry.

Lesley Berglund

Co-Founder & Chairman, WISE

Jennifer Warrington

The Glue, WISE

Liz Mercer

Judd’s Hill GM WISE Coach & Content Developer
Tristyle Brindle

Tristyne Brindle

Air Traffic Controller, WISE

Monica Mitarotondo

Swiss Army Knife, WISE

Coaches at WISE

Our courses are led by highly qualified coaches; each an expert is his or her own subject matter.

  • Lesley Berglund, Co-Founder & Chairman, WISE | Learn More
  • Susan DeMatei, Owner, WineGlass Marketing | Learn More 
  • Kristine Bono, Tasting Room Management Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech | Learn More
  • Dave Johnson, Wine Industry DTC Professional | Learn More
  • Rob Lorenz, Director of Hospitality & DTC, Notre Vue Estate| Learn More
  • Liz Mercer, General Manager, Judd’s Hill Winery | Learn More
  • Chris Puppione, Regional Key Account Manager , Coravin | Learn More
  • Jennifer Warrington, The Glue, WISE | Learn More
  • Geni Whitehouse, CPA | Learn More
  • LaQuita Cleare, CEO, Clear Communication Academy | Learn More

Remote, Core Team at WISE:

  • Tristyne Brindle, Air Traffic Controller | Learn More
  • Monica Mitarotondo, Swiss Army Knife | Learn More
  • Liz Mercer, Content Development & Coach | Learn More
  • Lesley Berglund, Co-Founder & Chairman | Learn More