Meet the Team
Trish Langfitt - Director of Consumed Wine
Trish is an independent wine professional with extensive sales experience. She has sixteen years directly in wine sales and marketing, holds wine education certifications as well as sommelier training. She has been friends with Frank and Toni D'Ambrosio for seventeen years and helped them open their first tasting room with Verismo's 2006 vintage. When Trish is not acting as our rock star host and sales manager, she is spending her time with family in the Cayman Islands.
Meg Shea-Chiles - General Manager
Meg followed her passion after 20+ years as a global executive in high tech and transitioned to the Wine Industry bringing with her a proven track record of success in both defining strategy and execution of sales and marketing in Fortune 500 companies (i.e. Salesforce, H.P., IBM, Thomson-Reuters) and in 2,000 to 11,000 case production wineries resulting in significant growth of business. She has worked with a number of ultra premium wineries including Kitchak Cellars, Ilsley Vineyards, Sciandri Vineyards, Rarecat Wines, Krupp Brothers, ADAMVS, Mi Sueño, O’Brien Estate, Hope and Grace and BV.
Meg likes to say that working at Essere Franco is the perfect marriage of her love of business and wine!! She holds a M.S. in Chemistry from SMU in Dallas, a B.S. in Biology from Boston College, WSET Level 2 Certification with Merit, and is enrolled in the Professional winemaking program at University of California at Davis. She loves helping out the production crew whenever she gets a chance.
In her free time, Meg works on her Italian and spends time with her husband of 30 years, her beautiful well travelled daughters and son-in-law, and her grand-puppies.