BA, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiâna, Brazil.
Independent wine consultant, sommelier, and wine educator. U.S. Ambassador, Vini Portugal, San Francisco, CA. Ambassador-Partner, Esprit de Champagne, Sherman Oaks, CA. Consulting Wine Director, Black Cat Restaurant and Jazz Club, San Francisco. Director of Wine Studies, San Francisco Cooking School. Brand Ambassador, Ernest Vineyards, Windsor, CA. Wine Consultant, MyPrivateSomm.com. Consulting Sommelier, Full Circle Wine Solutions, Inc., San Mateo, CA. Wine Director, Jardiniére, San Francisco; Eos Restaurant & Wine Bar, San Francisco. Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, CA. Wine Consultant, Coco500, San Francisco; Bar Jules, San Francisco; Citizen Cake, San Francisco; Orson, San Francisco; Manzanita, The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, Truckee, CA. Assistant Wine Buyer, Ashbury Market, San Francisco. Public relations professional, Number One Restaurant Group.
Sommelier of the Year, Sunset magazine, 2010.