Whitney Hollensted-Govert’s love of wine began as a Rotary exchange student in Germany. Her first introduction to wine was from her host family’s extensive library, introducing her to wines from literally all over the world. Whitney spent time in Peru working as the activities director at a girls' orphanage and then graduated from Regent University with a bachelor’s degree in international business. Having now spent five years in the wine industry, including four as DTC manager at the Carlton Winemakers Studio, she loves contributing her energy and positive attitude to the Willamette Valley wine industry. She is passionate about people, community, and planning events for the incredible winemakers at the Studio. Last year she completed the WSET II with Merit and looks forward to furthering her wine education.