Dane joined Long Shadows Vintners in January 2005 as vice president of Sales and Marketing and was named president in January 2008. He is responsible for developing and managing the winery’s distributor network of fine wine wholesalers in 41 states as well as overseeing market expansion both in the U.S. and internationally, new product development and marketing.
Prior to his employment with Long Shadows, Dane spent four years with Robert Mondavi Corp. where he served as Northwest Region Manager for their Signature Estates portfolio, including such luxury brands as Opus One, Frescobaldi, Ornellaia and Robert Mondavi Reserves.
Prior to Mondavi, Dane spent four years with Kendall-Jackson Winery, first as a Seattle account manager and later as a regional sales manager.
Dane began his career in wine sales in 1993 with Western Washington Beverage in Seattle. Before joining Western Washington Beverage, Dane worked for HKA Design in California, one of the wine industry’s leading package design firms.
Dane is a graduate of the University of Washington with double bachelor degrees in communications and psychology. He and his wife Sara live in Bellevue, Washington with their son Kyle and daughter Julia.