Chief Executive Officer
Originally from Massachusetts, Sarah Pearson has been living on the West Coast for over 20 years. Her curiosity about wine started while living in France and grew during her time spent living in close proximity to Napa/Sonoma, California wine country. Pearson is multi-lingual in Spanish, French and Hebrew, and is a certified Spanish Wine Educator, granted by the Spanish Wine Academy in San Francisco. She holds the WSET Level 2 from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, and the Basic Certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Sarah’s worked at numerous wine companies during her 15 year tenure in the wine industry and her love for wine has not wavered. Sarah joined Dobbes Family Estate as VP of Marketing and Sales in fall 2018 and moved her family from California to Oregon. In her free time, Sarah enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband, two daughters and dog, and exploring new restaurants and craft cocktails.
Controller & Human Resources
Cellar Technician & Vineyard Liaison
Senior Cellar Technician
Danielle grew up in Southern Oregon where she cultivated her love for everything outdoors like rafting, hiking, and camping. In 2007, Danielle moved to Portland to pursue a degree in Community Development at Portland State University. She had been happily employed at Jake’s Grill in downtown Portland while in school and during that time developed a keen interest for wine. Danielle graduated in 2012 and worked for two years at a non-profit called, The Street Trust, that advocates for bicycle and pedestrian safety throughout Oregon and Southwestern Washington. Danielle decided to take her wine education further by taking the intro level test through the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2013 . It was not until then when she decided she wanted to go back to school for wine making and viticulture. She made some small batch wine in her apartment and went back to school for two years. Danielle received her degree from Chemeketa Community College in 2018 and quickly jumped into the wine industry in the Willamette Valley!
Sales Operations Manager
Before coming to Dobbes Family Estate/Wine By Joe, Michelle graduated from the University of Oregon in 2005 with a business degree. After graduation, she started her career as a real estate agent who focused on selling vineyard properties. Michelle’s early exposure to the beauty of Oregon’s vineyards and its equally beautiful wines helped her realize her deep passion for the Oregon wine industry.
Michelle was born and raised in Newberg, Oregon and currently lives with her husband on the property she grew up on. In her free time, you can find her riding ATVs, playing with her furry children, drinking wine and spending time with her family.
Direct Sales Manager
Wine Club & Event Manager
Tasting Room Manager
Assistant Marketing Manager
Born into the wine industry as Joe Dobbes’ daughter, Amelia Rose developed a passion for wine before she knew what it was. Growing up running through vineyards, hunting for bungs in the cellar, and sniffing out of her dad’s wine glass inevitably lead her to find her own joy in wine. She has been part of the Dobbes team since day one helping with everything from cleaning drains, bottling, crushing grapes during our 2017 harvest, and spreading her love for the juice in the tasting room. Amelia received her bachelor's degree in Marketing and International Business from Oregon State University. After school, traveling abroad, and working in distribution, Amelia joined the Dobbes team in 2018. Catch her traveling, snowboarding, and spending time outside in the Willamette Valley when she isn't sipping on Pinot.
Wine Educator & Member Ambassador
Elyssa was born and raised in New Jersey, moved to Ohio, then onto Providence, Rhode Island to attend Johnson and Wales University with dreams of becoming a pastry chef. After realizing she had Celiac Disease her career shifted from the pastry world into the beverage world. The first wine tasting she attended drove her passion into wine; each glass has a unique story. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Restaurant Food and Beverage Management, an Associates in Baking and Pastry Arts and a Minor in Sommelier Management. After graduation Elyssa attended Gastronomisches Bildungszentrum: an intense wine program in Koblenz, Germany. Soon after, she received her WSET Level 2 and is currently studying for Level 3. In January of 2019 Elyssa moved to the Willamette Valley and quickly found a home at Dobbes Family Estate. If she is not pouring wine, studying wine, or drinking wine, you can find Elyssa cooking, hiking and exploring new places.
Winery Sales Ambassador
Kendra grew up here in the Willamette Valley, but didn’t develop an appreciation for Oregon wine until she put her communications and journalism degree to work covering various aspects of this industry. Interest sparked, she made the change from tasting and writing to pouring and educating in the Eola-Amity Hills at St. Innocent Winery. After five years there making friends, selling wine and assisting with marketing, she decided to pursue a philanthropic gig at a local non-profit. However, the appeal of the wine business drew her back less than two years later. She’s now our tasting room ambassador who also oversees all donation requests: the perfect blend of her experience! When not busy here, Kendra enjoys cooking, baking, practicing yoga and searching for vintage treasures.