General Manager

"I would pick a glass of bubbles any day."

Favorite Wine:
Billecart-Salmon "Sous Bois" Champagne

Patricia O’Connor

Sales Manager and Assistant Buyer

"I love the way that wine integrates science, business, history, biology, and an appreciation for the natural world."

Favorite Wine:
2017 Carbone by Favia Red Blend

Winthrop Piper

Sales Lead

“I haven't met many beverages I have not liked, not sure if that's good or bad.”

Favorite Wine:
NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne

MegHan “Tray” Tracey

Director of Urban Affairs

"I enjoy sharing a glass of Champagne or Beaujolais with my husband and two dogs, though the dogs prefer not to drink alcohol."

Favorite Wine:
2018 Vignoble du Reveur Gewurtztraminer

Lydia Gill

Urban Affairs Coordinator

"With a last name like Champagne, my destiny was written in the stars. I'm looking forward to leading you in an Urban Grape virtual tasting!"

Favorite Wine:
Champagne Krug "Grande Cuvée 168ème Edition"

Alyssa Champagne

Sales Associate

"From Rioja and Mexican wine to the artistic signs that welcome you, I love to bring my unique style to The Urban Grape!"

Favorite Wine:
2016 Marqués de Murrieta "Dalmau" Reserva Rioja

Meredith Araiza

Sales Associate

"Traveling the world to learn about wine is my passion, and I'm excited to help you explore new regions!"

Favorite Wine:
Uncle Nearest "!856" Whiskey

Siena Nagel-Thompson

Sales Associate

"I'm so excited to learn and grow my knowledge here at the wonderfully unique Urban Grape."

Favorite Wine:
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Single Malt Scotch

Alex Gillah

Sales Associate

"I'm thrilled to be back in a hospitality focused setting surrounded by wine and people who love it!"

Favorite Wine:
2012 Le Mesnil "Sublime" Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Rachel Sholtes

Sales Associate

"I’m excited to have recently passed the Society of Wine Educators Certified Specialist of Wine exam, and absolutely honored to be part of The Urban Grape team!"

Favorite Wine:
2015 Giacomo Borgogno e Figli "No Name" Langhe

Carly Chinitz

UG Wine Studies Award Intern

"From chocolate to wine with a few important stops along the way, I'm happy to find myself at UG as the first Wine Studies Award recipient!"

Favorite Wine:
2015 Mount Peak Winery "Rattlesnake" Zinfandel

Suhayl Ramirez


Two words: Yogi's dad.

Favorite Wine:
Cantera Negra "Silver" Tequila

Rakim McNair-Turner


Randy never forgets a birthday, and we love him for it!

Favorite Wine:
Macallan 12 Year Single Malt

Randy Streeter


"I'm bringing the laughs, and the wine, right to your door!"

Favorite Wine:
Plantation "Stiggin's Extra Fancy" Pineapple Rum

Ted Pettingell

Founder and CEO

Wine buyer, head sales guy, lightbulb changer extraordinaire.

Learn more about TJ!

Favorite Wine:
2017 Continuum Proprietary Red

TJ Douglas

Founder and CMO

Marketing schemes and Instagram dreams.

Learn more about Hadley!

Favorite Wine:
The 2006 Lenny Kravitz Dom Perignon Rosé, of course.

Hadley Douglas

Floofiest Good Boy

Lover of head rubs, bully sticks, oomie zoomies, swimming in ponds and pools, long walks, and naps by the fire. Can be found sleeping on beds when he's not supposed to be.

Favorite Wine:
2018 Eugenio Bocchino "Tom" Barbera d'Alba

Zeus Douglas