Rich is a certified Sommelier accredited by the Court of Master Sommeliers and the International Sommelier Guild. He has won countless awards for his wine and beverage programs.
He has a Master Certificate in Food and Beverage Management from Cornel University. Rich lives on Galiano Island where he works as the Sommelier at the Galiano Inn, Oceanfront Inn and Spa. When not on Galiano, you can find him in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island sharing his portfolio of local wines or shredding the North Shore trails on his Mountain Bike.