Rick grew up in Seattle, WA. He is a graduate of the University of Washington (GO DAWGS!) and completed his graduate work at Utah State University where he earned degrees in City and Environmental Planning. He also has attended viticulture classes at the University of California, Davis and graduated from the Washington State University Viticulture program.
After college Rick worked as a city planner, urban design consultant, and real estate developer. He worked in Utah, Alaska, Nevada and Washington states. Today, Rick manages the Walla Faces vineyard, winemaking and event operations.
Debbie grew up in San Diego, CA. After graduation with a degree in Business Administration, with emphasis in Health Care Administration and Accounting, she continued advanced training in Deming Management Methods and Lean-Toyota Production Systems.
Debbie's career in finance and administration has provided her the opportunity to work in some of the most reputable medical centers along the West Coast including Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, Providence Health Care and Virginia Mason Medical Center. Today, Debbie now works part time with a nationally recognized health care consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. But she far prefers her new day job of leading the hotel and tasting room operations.