Tim Wispinski- President
Tim has worked in the beverage alcohol industry since 1996. Before founding The Drinks List, he was BC District Manager for over 12 years with a beverage alcohol agency that represented BC brands as well as imports. Prior to that, he had worked as a territory manager for other companies selling wine, beer, spirits, and more. Tim is WSET Level 3 Advanced Certified.
Hannah Santillan - Office and Administration Manager
Hannah has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria and worked in hotel management after graduation. She has also held roles in Marketing and Technical Support for technology companies such as Squirrel Systems. Her most recent role was with the Burnaby School District as an Student Information Systems Operator, so Hannah is skilled with managing data and computer software systems. She has a keen interest in wine and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in this area.
Sandy Hamilton- Portfolio Manager
Metro Vancouver, Whistler/Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast
Sandy earned his Sommelier Diploma with the International Sommelier Guild and has extensive experience in managing and buying wine for on premise accounts including Joe Fortes, Salt Tasting Room, and The Cannery. Sandy won the Vancouver Sommelier challenge in 2010. His most recent work experience has been as a wine buyer and manager with the wine-in-grocery stores owned by The Overwaitea Food Group. His experience in retail and on premise helps him understand the needs of all of his customers.
Simon Cavan Taylor - Portfolio Manager
North Shore, Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley.
Simon has completed his WSET Level 3 with Distinction, but his passion for wine, spirits, and beer has driven him to go far beyond the WSET level in product knowledge. Simon started his career as a wine consultant in the Fraser Valley working with a private liquor store. He has worked as a sales rep in his territory for many years and he has established relationships with the buyers in this area.
Caitlin Thompson - Territory Manager
Vancouver Island, BC
Caitlin grew up in Victoria, but graduated from George Brown College in Toronto from the faculty of Tourism and Hospitality. She has worked and managed in the hospitality industry for many years in Toronto and in Victoria. In between hospitality jobs, Caitlin as worked as an administrative professional so she is well versed in computers and Microsoft applications. Caitlin has worked in sales and merchandising for other beverage alcohol companies on Vancouver Island before joining The Drinks List. Caitlin is well connected to her community and customers.
Carol Andersen - Territory Manager
Okanagan, Thompson Valley, Kootenays, and Northern BC
Carol brings many years of experience to her role. She has worked as a sales representative in the beverage alcohol industry as well as the Director of Food and Beverage for a golf club in Kelowna for 16 years. She has strong ties to her territory and her on premise background makes her exceptional at customer service.
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