Amanda joined Copper Peak in 2019, bringing years of wine industry experience along with her. In fact, Amanda started her career at the age of just 14 when she started her first job working in the call center at a winery in Sonoma. In her role as Account Executive, Amanda supports her clients with her expertise and commitment to outstanding service. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, attending concerts, and traveling the world in search of great food and even better coffee.
Charena is lovingly known as “Mission Control” at Copper Peak. She has manned the phones and kept everyone in line since 2008. She is the resident gift card guru because of her stunning handwriting. Outside work, her kids keep her busy. With her 12 year old son Malik playing football and her 15 year old daughter as a high school cheerleader, she is the ultimate football Mom. But please, don’t tell her you’re not a Oregon Ducks fan. At one year old, her littlest daughter, Genesis, is already showing signs of an aspiring dancer– which Charena will gladly show you videos to prove.
Katiria, known as Kay, has been working with Copper Peak since 2007. She is an integral part of the workings of Copper Peak Logistics, specializing in carrier claims and return processes. Off the clock, she knows how to enjoy life and keeps the adventures coming as a proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Destany and Marriah; and we can’t leave out Mr. Fancy Pants (the family cat).
Mauricio has been an integral part of the CPL team since 2009. You may know him from dropping off product, or picking up Will Calls, as he oversees our Receiving Department. In his off hours, you can find Mauricio on the soccer field playing with his local team, showing off his gourmet cooking skills on the BBQ, and enjoying life with his family.
With the background of running one of the country’s largest wine clubs and call centers, Merilee brings to Copper Peak lots of real world experience and a genuine understanding of her client’s needs. With her expertise in direct to consumer wine shipping, she has helped countless wineries streamline and expand their direct to consumer business. She has seen much over the years and believes life is 10% what happens and 90% how we react to it. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Giants. She also keeps busy keeping up with a one-year-old Siberian Husky named Gonner.
For almost 10 years with the Copper Peak team, Miguel has been (and continues to be) an integral part of daily operations. He can be spotted in the warehouse driving the forklifts and other operating equipment, and he’s also our lead picker and is responsible for inventory control, order packing for club and daily orders, and even making sure our forklifts are in tip-top shape. Not only is he a jack of all trades in the warehouse, he’s also a jack of all trades on the farm where he lives. From raising livestock to most any general construction, he’s a great guy to have around. He also loves all sports and is particularly partial to the San Francisco Giants. Go Giants!!
Mike brings nearly a decade of wine industry experience to his role as Client Service Account Manager at Copper Peak. He’s a people person who loves meeting new clients and strengthening relationships through delivery of white glove service for our existing partnerships. When Mike is away from the office, he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and traveling. He’s also a devoted dad to his two kids, Kai and Kaleb, and newly engaged fiance Nicole. Sushi is his favorite food.
Milton has been with Copper Peak Logistics since it began, providing assistance to the team in California while helping coordinate with the Materialogic location back in Missouri. Milton resides in St. Louis but certainly enjoys his frequent trips to Napa and Sonoma wine country. He says he doesn’t mind rooting for Cardinals baseball, but his heart lies with the St. Louis Blues hockey team. Milton also has roots in the South, as is evidenced by his food and drink preferences, and enjoys gardening, cooking, walks with his Labradors and wife, and seeing his two grown boys start careers of their own.
Scott has been with Copper Peak Logistics since the beginning—but he has specialized in putting things in boxes for much longer. His ability to fix just about everything has come in handy over the years, especially when he set up all the internet and communications for the new office. He says the best day at Copper Peak was the day he went from contact consultant to an actual employee. Outside of work, his amazing girlfriend keeps him sane and his involvement in the local ACLU chapter keeps him interested.
Sharon is one of the longest tenured employees at Materialogic, with over 27 years of services, and has been part of the CPL team since inception. Her experience in Client Services and understanding of warehouse operations has helped her make a smooth transition to the Accounting Team when an opportunity came knocking eight years ago. She works with all of the internal departments so helping everyone comes very natural, but she gets the most satisfaction out of assisting our clients when they have questions. Outside of work Sharon can be found connecting with her two grown children and their fast paced lives. She especially loves camping with her husband and taking care of their fun, loving golden retriever Gunner that patrols their home in the country.
Silvino has been a member of the Copper Peak team since the beginning. He can be found “directing traffic,” receiving and overseeing the warehouse operations. He truly enjoys his work, which is apparent in how often you can hear him singing and dancing to the radio. At home, he loves playing soccer and cooking outdoors with his beautiful wife and three kids.
Stacey started working for the Lane family when Copper Peak was just a twinkle in their eyes. Being able to “hand craft” a company from the ground up, in an industry she cares deeply about, has been one of the best experiences of her life. Stacey loves all the specialty requests that wineries challenge her with, from customized packaging to gift baskets. And she prides herself in her team, which she truly thinks of as family. In her off hours she can be found drinking her husband’s amazing homebrew, cooking, gardening, playing with her 6 year old daughter Ella, dog Leo-da-Flea-o, and can be heard cheering at the top of her lungs LET’S GO OAKLAND!
As Director of Operations, Steve makes sure things run like a Swiss watch and that clients’ needs are being met. Affectionately known by his team as “master chef,” he faithfully brings in homemade dish after dish for his colleagues to sample and enjoy. Feeding his staff and equipping them with everything they need to meet clients’ needs are Steve’s top two priorities. He wants his coworkers, winery owners, industry colleagues and friends to know that any of them can contact him about anything, anytime. When he’s not at work, Steve fishes and enjoys the great outdoors anytime he can.
If it’s being shipped out of a Copper Peak location, Sue knows about it. Since 2014, she has been in charge of the company’s shipping operations. Sue knows every bottle that has been picked, packed, and shipped-and she knows which of her team members helped make it happen. Sue’s energy and willingness to step outside the box also includes rolling up her sleeves and cleaning, decorating, and landscaping, if that’s what is needed. When Sue’s not at work, she’s most likely enjoying a platter of fresh seafood, fishing, or doing both.
Since Vivi’s very first day back in 2017 she had a strong desire to learn every facet of our Operation here at CPL. She started on the production line, quickly moved to daily order packing and order picking, then transferred to the receiving department. Fast forward to today and her in-depth knowledge of all of the process flows in the warehouse made her the perfect person to lead our inventory management team. Outside of work Vivi loves to spend her time with her husband and two children, as well as throwing parties with her large extended family. Vivi is a huge animal lover and has a miniature poodle named Canela. Her favorite drink is an ice cold Bud.