Kimberly is a consummate hospitality industry professional, event design luminary, and avant-garde wine-lover flourishing as Director of Business Development at the trendy but unpretentious Lauren Ashton Cellars and Tasting Studio.
Ms. Ellertson graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Kimberly fell in love with the tourism and hospitality industry while reigning as the Program Designer, Sales Coordinator and Sales Representative for SH Worldwide, Catering Sales Manager for Lisa Dupar Catering and Business Development Manager, Member Service Manager and Senior Account Executive for Visit Seattle. Managing production and sponsorship efforts for 20something and Taste Washington, she gleaned a unique foray into events, marketing the world of Washington wine.
Piercing the burgeoning Woodinville wine circuit, Kimberly was thrilled to be invited to join the Lauren Ashton Cellars team after meeting Kit Singh while enjoying his 2009 Cuvee Arlette. Kimberly is skilled at creating the ultimate sense of excitement surrounding the services, milestones and events at Lauren Ashton Cellars.
Kimberly is the mother of two active young boys, a wife to an adventure-seeking husband and enjoys wakeboarding, golfing, snow skiing, crafting and drinking Washington wines – of course!