Vice President of Culture & Talent Development
Nicole re-joined Cakebread Cellars in June of 2014 as the head of Human Resources. She also worked for Cakebread Cellars from 2001-2006 as the first HR Manager for the winery.
Nicole is responsible for leading the activities of the culture, recruitment, selection, talent management, development and implementation of various employee and leadership training, compensation, benefits, employment compliance, safety, business continuity, DEI, sustainability, and talent assessment.
Prior to joining Cakebread Cellars, Nicole worked in financial services from 2007-2014 as the Director of Human Resources and Training. Nicole obtained her Executive MBA from the University of Nebraska, Omaha in 2013. She also graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an emphasis in Human Resources.
She holds the Professional in Human Resources certification, was a recipient of the 40 under 40 award from the Midlands Business Journal, and is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management, Wine Women, Forbes HR Leadership Council, Wines, Vines, and HR, Wine Business Monthly HR Advisory Board, and is the Napa Valley Vintner’s representative for the Napa Valley Vintners on the citizens advisory committee for the Napa Valley Transportation Authority. Nicole resides in Napa with her husband and two children.