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Tim Parsons

Vineyard Manager

Tim moved to the Okanagan from Vancouver Island in 2000 and has been working in the wine industry since 2002. Starting out in sales and retail he quickly gravitated to the vineyard and began to study viticulture both locally and internationally. His passion for wine extends beyond grape growing and he has earned his WSET Level 3 with distinction and spent many holidays travelling the worlds greater and lesser known wine regions with his wife. Excited by the opportunity that O’Rourke Family Vineyards presented, he jumped at the chance to become part of the team in 2018, as it allowed the perfect opportunity to pursue his love of both the Central Okanagan and the classic Burgundian varietals!

GO BROWNS!

Tanja Martell

Guest Experience Manager

Tanja joined our team June 2020. She has previously managed tasting rooms at Sandhill Wines and CedarCreek Estate Winery. With 9 years of experience in the industry in various roles from tasting rooms to events and touring she brings with her a wealth of knowledge in customer service, management and marketing. Originally from Ontario, Tanja moved to the Okanagan after graduating from Western University with a business degree. Shortly after settling in Kelowna she discovered her love for wine and pursued her WSET3 designation. She loves sharing her passion for wine with others and enjoys every opportunity to learn and teach on the topic.

Monique May

Wine Club Coordinator

Monique and her husband vacationed to the Okanagan for many years and made the transition to the Okanagan from Edmonton 6 years ago.  This is her 3rd season working with Peak Cellars.  Monique started out as a wine educator and transitioned to our Wine Club Concierge in the fall of 2019.

Monique has 30 plus years in the customer service industry.  Her passion is building relationships and creating elevated experiences for our wine club members.  She has her WSET Level 1 and is expanding her wine knowledge constantly.  When she is not at the winery handling the needs of the wine club members you can find her enjoying the weather and hitting a round of golf.

Kathryn & Carlos

Concierge

Kathryn joins the O’Rourke’s Team from Vancouver, BC. With a vast background of Events and Hospitality. Kathryn joins the Lake Country team with energy and a passion for exceptional service. Coming with a breadth of experience in the Hotel, Attraction and Events Industry, Kathryn is excited to join the team and grow with the exciting O’Rourke’s brand.

Carlos joins our team from Vancouver, B.C. Born and raised in Mexico, Carlos moved to Canada in 2008 and started his work experience in the hospitality industry as a cook at Goldies Pizza in Vancouver. In 2010 he joined the Vancouver Convention Centre as a Setup Attendant. During his 11 years at the Centre Carlos worked and participated on the planning and execution of a variety of events such as, TED Talks, multiple editions of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, Vancouver International AutoShow and many others. Carlos performed different roles at the Centre, from Ambassador of Guest Experience to Facility Setup Manager. 

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