Kelli Silva, CSW, CSS
Kelli Silva has worked in the alcohol beverage industry for over nine years. She has worked as a multi-faceted trade relations specialist for Trinchero Family Estates in Saint Helena, California for the last six years. Her position there is unique as she is the only employee that wears the many hats of an Events Captain, Wine Educator, and Hospitality Administrator. She is one of the company’s Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructors as well. Before coming to Trinchero, Kelli was a distributor sales representative for Southern Wine & Spirits and a supplier sales representative for C. Mondavi & Sons. She is also a Certified Specialist of Wine and Certified Specialist of Spirits through the Society of Wine Educators. Kelli has a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Development Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and she has just begun classes for the Global Executive MBA in Wine Business program at Sonoma State University. Kelli repeatedly shows her greater commitment to improving the quality of her work, her commitment to people in general, her innate ability to always want to help educate and show compassion, and her enthusiasm for being the best person she can be.
“I am tremendously honored and grateful to receive the Fuel Your Dreams Scholarship Award. This award is providing much needed financial assistance for my Global Executive MBA in Wine Business program at Sonoma State University. I cannot thank the Women of the Vine & Spirits organization and the E. & J. Gallo Winery “Women Behind the Wine” Educational Fund enough for helping so many women advance in the alcohol beverage industry and for helping me reach my lifelong academic and professional dreams.”