John Grant has been appointed chief operating officer for The Hess Collection winery. A longtime wine executive, Grant has previously served as managing director for Treasury Wine Estates’ Beringer portfolio, president of Constellation Wine Australia, and president of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates.

Timothy Admire has joined Willow Creek Wealth Management as operations manager. He has more than eight years of experience in trust operations and portfolio management, most recently serving as operations manager for Exchange Bank’s Trust & Investment Management Group.

Dr. Michael Reinhard has been appointed chief of anesthesiology at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Rosa. He joined Kaiser in 2000 and served several years as the physician operating room director in Santa Rosa, helping to manage the ORs at both the local and regional level. More recently, he served as the department’s technology lead.

Thrace Bromberger has joined Walt Wines as manager of its Sonoma tasting room. Previously she was co-owner of GustavoThrace, a boutique Napa Valley winery, and worked as tasting room manager at Villa San-Juliette in San Miguel and Charles Creek in Sonoma.

Jeff Shaeffer has joined Benovia Winery as manager of direct-to-consumer sales. Previously, he worked at Siduri Wines, where he started as a production assistant and was promoted through several positions, ending as sales and hospitality manager.

Edie Robbins has been named project manager at Lescure Engineers’ office in Santa Rosa. She has more than 25 years experience as a water utilities engineer, most recently working as water resources consultant assisting public agencies with water facilities design and permits.

Epoch Consulting Group has moved into the Waterfall Towers building in Santa Rosa. The company, founded by Rick Tasker, provides pension consulting services to retirement plans and private wealth management services to individuals. For information, visit

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