Board & Staff

Board of Directors


Cameron has worked in the Wine and & Hospitality industry since 2004 when he started part-time with a winery near his home town in Northern California. He quickly developed a passion for wine and for the hospitality business. He soon altered hie career focus to learning more about wine and developing his skills as a hospitality professional. For the next 15 years he worked in increasingly more responsible roles in the both the wine and food & beverage (luxury hotel) realms in Napa Valley & Sonoma County, CA. He has been fortunate to work with and be mentored by top professionals, both in business and wine knowledge, throughout his career. In 2021, he was offered the role of General Manager of Tinte Cellars and made the move to Washington State. He strongly believe in the world-class quality of Washington State wines and proudly share this passion whenever possible.

"I look forward to the opportunity to be an active and energetic part of the Woodinville Wine Country community and continuing to build recognition for our wines and the greater wine industry within Woodinville and larger Washington State wine community." - Cameron James

Vice President

Kit Singh has a unique blend of academic achievement, professional experience, and deep-rooted passion for the wine industry. Kit's journey, from Trinidad and Tobago to establishing himself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, is a testament to his adaptability, determination, and commitment to excellence. With a solid foundation in Chemistry and a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Kit brings a scientific perspective to winemaking. His educational background, coupled with viticulture and enology classes at reputable institutions like South Seattle Community College and the University of California at Davis, showcase his dedication to continuous learning and expertise in the field.

Kit has hands-on experience, gained through internships at South Seattle Community College and DeLille Cellars. Not only has he taught wine science at South Seattle Community College, but he also founded Lauren Ashton Cellars in 2009, where he meticulously oversees every aspect of winemaking. His leadership role at Lauren Ashton Cellars, combined with collaborative work in the industry, has honed his skills in establishing valuable connections with distribution channels, sommeliers, wine critics, and publications.

Beyond his individual success, Kit has been actively involved in promoting and marketing Woodinville wineries. His past roles with Woodinville Wine Country, including chairman of the finance committee and leading the search for the Executive Director, demonstrate his commitment to organizational development and strategic planning. Kit's multifaceted contributions to the Washington wine scene extend beyond his own winery. His collaboration with the Washington Wine Commission and Visit Seattle exemplifies his dedication to promoting all Washington Wines, showcasing his capacity to work collaboratively for the greater good of the industry.


Terry Wells's professional experience spans over many years bringing both entrepreneurial and large corporation perspectives. He is currently the owner and winemaker at LOVE THAT RED WINERY. He started LOVE THAT RED WINERY in 2013 after graduating from the hands-on program at NW Wine Academy. Additionally, Terry founded TOWELDRY in 2008, now an international men’s grooming brand in the personal care space and resides as the company’s CEO. Prior to that, Terry spent 16-years climbing the corporate ladder of the largest chemical distribution company in the world with more than 10K employees and $9B in revenues. He had many jobs within that company that included leading several large teams, starting new divisions and ran many regional and national operations with responsibility and oversight for sales & marketing, finance, new acquisitions, vendor and investor relations and corporate quality.

As a current Board Member and serving as your WWC Treasurer, I do my best to bring these passions to our organization: Love of Wine, Beer & Spirits, pride in the great State of Washington and love of our local Woodinville community that includes our WWC membership association. I am focused on strengthening our WWC brand, getting members a ROI on their dues and positioning our non-profit for future success and prosperity. I believe that a board member’s role is to serve each individual member and help guide the collective whole in the right direction. My goal is to regularly listen to and communicate with our members, collecting your ideas and feedback and then bring that back to the board and staff for implementation or proposed change. I love promoting our different district communities and have always worked closely with winery neighbors. I embrace change and support experimentation to find better outcomes. - Terry Wells


A meetings and travel industry expert, Jeannie Mikkelsen is celebrating over 30 years at Hyatt Regency Bellevue as a member of their sales team. Promoted to Associate Director of Sales in 2017,  Jeannie contributes to the development of marketing and social media strategies, and remains a passionate advocate for travel to Seattle’s Eastside when visiting the Pacific Northwest. As a member of the WWC Board of Directors, Jeannie is excited to collaborate with the greater Woodinville community to build brand recognition for Woodinville Wine Country as a premiere destination. Growing up in San Francisco, Jeannie had an early glimpse into the wine community with occasional family outings to Napa Valley and was thrilled to discover Woodinville when relocating to Washington State. On weekends, Jeannie can be found exploring local hiking trails and tasting rooms, hanging out with friends and family, or just relaxing with a good book.

"My passion for wine is the result of my own personal experiences visiting Woodinville as a local so I not only share the dream, I live it! My enthusiasm to promote our destination has been unwavering." - Jeannie Mikkelsen

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As a Washington native whose family has long ties to the wine industry in Eastern Washington. She has nearly two decades of publishing experience having held executive roles with luxury lifestyle magazines including The Robb Report and before launching Sip Publishing in 2009 – publishing house of award-winning magazines Sip and Cidercraft. As the Publisher/CEO, Kristin is involved in all aspects of the business including marketing, design, advertising programs, editorial direction, partnerships and sponsorships. Her extensive knowledge of the beverage industry as a whole gives her a unique perspective and high-level view of everything it takes to create craft products; from agriculture & production to sales & marketing.

She has spent the last 13 years promoting the expansive beverage industry in our region. Her close working relationships with winery associations across the Northwest gives her invaluable insights to share on the challenges each face and what it takes to find that special something that will help individually define each area as their own world class wine destination. Kristin’s experience and passion for our industry positions her to be a strong advocate for Woodinville Wine Country.

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Prior to joining the SMWE team, Tim spent two years at Procter & Gamble, leading the Costco Customer Marketing team.  However, he spent the majority of my career in the wine industry.  In 2006, he joined the E&J Gallo winery as a Marketing Manager.  During his 15 year tenure at Gallo he worked in a number of different roles, including: leading the Barefoot wine brand as the Brand Director, he also worked in new brand innovation and launched successful new brands like Apothic and Leftie Wines. In his most recent role at Gallo, he helped lead the marketing integration and repositioning work supporting nearly 30 top national wine brands brands acquired from Constellation brands.  Prior to Gallo he worked for Diamond Foods, a grower owned nut cooperative in the Central Valley of California.  At Diamond Foods, he was able to gain valuable experience with the launch of the Emerald Nuts brand.  This experience included national TV advertising during the Super Bowl and major event sponsorships with the SF Giants, the Emerald Nuts Bowl and major marathon sponsorships including the NY, LA and Boston marathons.

"I look forward to the opportunity to work with the team in supporting the ongoing growth of the Woodinville area and assisting in building the awareness and reputation of the area as renown destination to visit."

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Rich has been a part of the Woodinville wine community as a customer since the early days of the winery warehouse evolution and the Dinner Train stops at Columbia Winery. He started volunteering for Gorman and Two Vintners in 2010 and then become an employee at Piccola Cellars in 2012.  His experience includes production, Tasting room associate, outside sales, events, and spearheading tastings at Farmers Markets.

In 2015 he joined Alexandria Nicole cellars to build a new program within their business model, wine on tap. He grew this program from a startup to the equivalent of about 5000 cases in 4 years. In 2019 he took on the role of project manager as ANC built out of two new tasting rooms, additional one in Woodinville and one in downtown Seattle. Taking on more of a GM role in the last few years has rounded out his experience in the industry.

"The Woodinville Wine community has a great opportunity to become renowned as a destination that has it all. We have some great restaurants now, Lodging is getting better, and the options for Wine, Beer and Spirits is top notch. We have grown from a wine first community to a hospitality region, I would like help to contribute to this new direction."   -Rich Janshen

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Woodinville Wine Country Staff

Executive Director

Adam Acampora comes to Woodinville Wine Country with over 16 years of Marketing and Business Development experience. Having worked for such iconic companies such as Jack Daniel’s and Gibson Guitar. He has been responsible for defining and evangelizing brands across the globe utilizing grassroots techniques, focusing on product and lifestyle consumer engagement. His journey into the wine world began in 2015, with a boutique Tennessee winery, Natchez Hills Vineyards. There he managed sales, marketing, and brand development initiatives. Most recently he has served as the first Executive Director for the Tennessee Wine Industry, where he has spent the past 3 and a half years spearheading the industry's legislative initiatives, fostered strategic partnerships, building workforce education & certification programs, creating consumer marketing campaigns, and securing support and funding from the State for the industry. Currently, he is a Wine and Spirit Educational Trust (WSET) Diploma student and hopes to one day pursue his Master of Wine.

Membership Engagement

Lindsey is a California native who made Washington home in 2020. With over 9 years in the wine, beer and spirits industry she brings a range of expertise from production and operations, to all things hospitality. Believing whole-heartedly in fostering collaboration and bringing people together, Lindsey is looking forward to furthering hospitality tourism in Woodinville and beyond by supporting our members, and developing meaningful connections across multiple industries.

Administrative Coordinator

Laura Hackenbracht grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from Western Washington University. Laura has over ten years of experience working in education organizations in various human resources and operational roles. She prides herself on her accomplishments helping organizations create processes and procedures that are effective, efficient, and customer service focused to better support employees and the community. When not at work, Laura enjoys hiking with her dog, rock climbing with her husband, dance parties with her toddler, and relaxing with a glass of wine or a cocktail. Laura is excited to bring her skills and enthusiasm to the administrative coordinator position with Woodinville Wine Country and contribute to making a positive impact on the region.

Digital Marketing Specialist

Introducing Benjamin Hampton, a seasoned professional with a passion for crafting compelling narratives and driving impactful campaigns. With a solid foundation in video production and a keen eye for detail, they bring a wealth of creative expertise to the table. Hailing from the beautiful state of Washington, they infuse their work with the natural beauty and innovative spirit of their surroundings. A true storyteller at heart, they excel at engaging audiences and delivering results that resonate.

"Woodinville Wine Country" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 13590 NE Village Square Dr. STE1030 Woodinville, WA 98072
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