Phil Handley General ManagerComing soon.
Travis Green Head WinemakerGrowing up in the North Georgia mountains, Travis always had a deep appreciation for the tastes and smells of his home - from wild honeysuckles and muscadines to his grandmother’s cooking. After a few years in Boston and abroad filled with Irish literature, travel, and public radio, Travis returned home in 2011 to open a 7-acre vineyard and winery in the Georgia mountains committed to showcasing the area's unique terroir. As the winery grew, garnering awards from regional and national wine competitions, Travis began consulting as a winemaker for other Georgia wineries. He is deeply involved with the Georgia wine industry, serving as the membership chair of the Winegrower’s Association of Georgia and helping to establish Georgia’s first American Viticultural Area, the Upper Hiwassee Highlands. While always a country boy at heart, Travis fell in love with Atlanta and lives in Kirkwood with his wife and three cats. He loves Cabernet Franc and soccer, though rarely at the same time. When not crafting wines in City Winery’s cellar, Travis is puttering in the garden, tending his beehives, or planning his next trip.
Rodney Stammel Program DirectorRodney has become a well-known and highly-respected professional in the music industry over his career, starting in artist management for bands like Sister Hazel and spending the last 12 years creating artist and guest experiences for music festivals like The Rock Boat Cayamo on cruise ships. Having been introduced to the City Winery experience in 2013, Rodney felt immediately drawn to the unique and intimate experience of the venue and leadership's vision for growth. Rodney has called Atlanta home for more than 20 years, and so is especially excited to join City Winery as talent buyer, bringing his expertise in booking shows and creativity in delivering unique guest experiences to the Atlanta team. When he is not in work mode, you will probably find Rodney hanging with his two daughters or hacking away on the nearest golf course.
Jim Ethridge Marketing DirectorJim grew up in Memphis, Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock n Roll. A love of those roots and a deep love of music brought him to City Winery as the marketing director for Atlanta. Before City Winery, Jim was the Publicity Director for Allied Integrated Marketing. Highlights there included 12 awards for the 40th anniversary of the “Save the Fox” campaign, a yearlong campaign for the Fox Theatre to thank the theater’s hometown. Prior to Allied, Jim spearheaded communications projects for Fortune 500 brands (Expedia, Nabisco, etc.) and celebrity talent. Yes, he worked with CeeLo on a Meow Mix project, in case you were wondering. And before that, he worked at Vanguard Records on albums for many City Winery artists. Furthermore, Jim’s presented at conferences such as Digital Impact and has been published regarding the future of marketing. He received his Master’s in communication from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), where he was a Screening Judge for the Peabody Awards. If he’s not seeing live music, he’s talking about music. Or thinking about music. Or playing music. Music.
Paula Benoit Event DirectorComing soon.
Lauren Ordonio Event Manager
Lauren lives and breathes events. Born in Rhode Island, Lauren grew up in Virginia with a love for track and field, and now she runs around keeping clients happy. Entering the hospitality field to help pay for college, Lauren instantly fell in love creating memorable dining experiences for guests. Working various positions at Kiku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushibar and MF Sushibar, she soon took on management roles that helped prepare her for the world of events. Lauren ultimately found her calling as an Events Manager at City Winery Atlanta where she's gracefully handled events ranging from 9 to 900 guests. From walking guests through creating their dream private event to overseeing all aspects of giving clients a memorable experience, she successfully juggles many tasks on a daily basis. When Lauren isn't attending to her guests, she has got her hands full with 3 beautiful boys.
Justin Dye Box Office ManagerJustin’s love of music started at 14 years old upon receiving his first guitar for Christmas. In and out of hard rock bands through college, he later made the shift towards singer/songwriter. Throughout the years, Justin self-released a number of albums and played countless shows in Orlando, FL. As much as he loves music, he also has a love for Business Management. He spent over 10 years in Hospitality and Tourism Management, working for companies such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and even serving as General Manager of Gator Adventure Productions, a conservation focused on helping endangered crocodiles, alligators, and snakes. Seeking to blend his two passions together, Justin joined the team at City Winery Atlanta. In his time away from work, Justin is recording his newest album, collecting vinyl, and soaking up the amazing culture in his new home.
Celeste Carson Graphic DesignerCeleste is a Georgia native who started filling up sketchbooks at an early age. Her love of art evolved into a passion for design and there’s rarely a moment when she’s not creating something. She joined the City Winery Atlanta team in March of 2016 following a position as head designer of an Atlanta-based accessories company, C4 Belts. She received her BFA from the University of Georgia with a concentration in Interior Design, but her design focus now lies in marketing, branding, and creative direction. When not designing, she enjoys playing D&D for her podcast, sewing costumes, and photography.
Jacquelyn Mosley Business ManagerJacquelyn has been in the hospitality industry for almost 20 years. She has seen nearly all facets of the restaurant, holding every position from busser to bartender at a four-star restaurant and everything in between for many years. Jacquelyn also has a passion for good food, especially dessert! While attending culinary arts school, she excelled in the pastry program, graduating in 2004. While baking for Guckenheimer, her sweet creations were instrumental in securing the food account with Google. In her free time, she enjoys creating cakes, running with The Boss’Man (her dog), and spending as much time at the beach as possible.
Kenneth Cunningham Venue Manager
Ken’s true passion is music and wine. And what better place to pursue those loves? Ken has been with City Winery Atlanta since the beginning and is a big part of the success of the operations team. Ken has a major in Accounting from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and he holds Series 3 and 5 certifications. While finance has given him a strong business foundation, Ken’s love for the hospitality industry holds his heart. That love shines through in the way he approaches all guests who come through the venue. Ken makes sure that their needs are met, and it shows.
Keandra Brown Service DirectorKeandra attended Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in sports, entertainment, and event management. Starting at Emeril Lagasse's E2 Eatery as a hostess and server, she moved to Queen City Catering in Charlotte where she managed everything from weddings to corporate events. She made her way down to Atlanta to continue pursuing her passion for the hospitality industry. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her son, going to the park, and traveling.