From establishing the St. Louis Wine Clinic in 2004 to his years as a sommelier at The French Laundry, Chris Hoel has built a legacy of trust and experience in servicing his premium clientele.
Bringing a discerning taste from 20+ years in the wine and hospitality sector, Chris Hoel founded Harper's Club in 2016 and has developed some of the world’s most incredible wine collections along the way.
In addition, he sits on the board of advisors for SommCon and is resident Sommelier for the Martha Stewart Wine Company.
With 20+ years of experience in fine and rare wine, Christina has built a track record of professionalism and integrity and built relationships with partners who do business the same way.
She works with our close and trusted partners in the wine trade both in the US and in Europe, and directly with selected producers in California. Christina also oversees the safe and controlled transit of our stock to our warehouse.
A transplant from her New Zealand home, she loves all wine that is made honestly and tells the story of its place and time.
Natosha brings over 20 years of accounting experience working in various industries, including public and private sector companies. She holds an MBA from Texas A&M Commerce and is skilled in team building, strategic planning, and company collaboration.
As a highly motivated individual who always looks for new challenges and ways to improve her skills and knowledge, she is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Business.
Natosha currently resides east of downtown Dallas, in Rockwall, TX.
A seventeen-year veteran of the restaurant & hospitality business, Kate Green cut her teeth under Chef Nancy Silverton, where she worked her way up from answering the phones to Director of Communications for the Mozza Restaurant Group.
A fixture in the food and wine scene around Los Angeles, Kate produces a unique pop-up event, Vinyl & Vino which pairs local DJ’s and winemakers to showcase their talents.
In her off time, you will likely find Kate with a glass of great Champagne in her hand, and a Los Angeles Dodgers ball cap hat on her head.
Michael Smith is a Certified Sommelier and is currently studying for the Advanced Sommelier exam.
Originally from the Central Coast of California, he started his wine career at the young age of eighteen, working a harvest in Paso Robles. After putting a few other harvests under his belt, Michael shifted gears and started his Sommelier path at a wine shop and bar in Templeton Ca. He then found himself in Los Angeles working at one Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza as a sommelier.
Before joining the Harper's Club team, he most recently relocated to San Francisco, where he went on to work at both three Michelin-starred Atelier Crenn and Quince.
Born in San Jose, California, Dave's formative years were filled with skateboarding, guitar, and a strong bent towards education. His college courses started at 15 and he earned acceptance to several Universities, but ultimately decided to start out with community college. After taking one music theory class, he was instantly hooked, avidly taking on roles in any musical capacity he could.
He then pursued his master’s degree in education and a teaching credential to become a math teacher.
A friend from college was working with the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group which landed him a job at Ad Hoc in Yountville. He has been with Harper's Club since 2021.
After starting his working life in early childhood education, Travis ventured into restaurants and hospitality in 2014. He quickly moved up the ranks and by 2018, he was an experienced server/bartender overseeing many large events such as weddings and large golf tournaments.
Travis carefully and attentively handles all wines in our warehouse as well as all shipments, ensuring that every bottle is shipped safely to the client. His care in treating wine bottles with respect is one of the most important tenets of Harper’s Club.