Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr.
Proprietor Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. is a businessman, philanthropist, farmer, minister and author of 13 books, including two book-of-the-month-club selections. He has earned degrees in business, economics, accounting, education and theology.
He is President and CEO of the R.B. Pamplin Corporation, a family-owned company with annual sales approaching $700 million, and is the founder of the Portland Tribune newspaper, Columbia Empire Farms, Your NorthWest retail stores and Anne Amie Vineyards.
Dr. Pamplin has served on Presidential and State Commissions, and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for three colleges. He has been the recipient of many honorary degrees and national awards, including the Distinguished Leadership Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, the National Caring Award from the Caring Institute, the Herman W. Lay Memorial Award for being the outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year, and America’s Outstanding Individual Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Most recently, in Oregon, he has been honored with the Governor’s Arts Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, Portland’s First Citizen, and selected by the Business Journal as one of 20 Leaders of Change over the last 20 years.
Sales & Marketing
Director of Sales & Marketing
Kim hails from the rolling hills of Virginia horse country. Raised on Southern Cooking and Sweet Tea, she took her country roots and made them international. Her love of travel and sense of adventure landed her in Stellenbosch, South Africa where she spent three years working in the wine industry. It’s there that her appetite for amazing food and wines began. Kim brings with her deep organizational skills acquired while working 8 years for the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington D.C. While there, Kim was instrumental in designing, implementing, and operating the first Federal entitlement program in over 30 years.
After moving to Portland in 2004, Kim joined the Anne Amie tasting room staff to keep her wine knowledge sharp. She fell for pinot noir and we fell for her and the rest, as they say, is history. Kim oversees our sales and marketing programs and can be found at the winery and events both locally and nationally sharing the wines and good word of Anne Amie Vineyards. In her free time, Kim can be found hiking with her dogs, seeing live music, gardening, and eating all of the delicious food her husband cooks.
National Sales & Marketing Manager
Born in Charleston, SC and raised on low-country cooking, food has always held a special place for Boyd. After attending Clemson University, he moved to Atlanta, GA, where he worked in a restaurant, and while his love for food continued to grow, his passion for wine truly blossomed. Though he switched his restaurant gig to ad agency work, Boyd continued his wine education with sommelier seminars and classes on wine. While it was a Napa Cab that initially turned the key, it was an Oregon Pinot Noir that truly sealed his fate, and Boyd moved to Portland in May 2008.
While working in advertising, Boyd spent his weekends working in tasting rooms around the valley and helping out his favorite producers. Most of his free time was (and still is) spent studying wine, drinking wine or helping out wineries in some capacity. After eight years in advertising and a year and half working tasting rooms, Boyd has found a home at one of his favorite wineries in the valley, Anne Amie.
When not eating out or doing something wine related, Boyd can be found reading books, listening to music, geeking out on the web, watching movies, attending concerts, or obsessing over anything Clemson sports related, generally pairing a glass of wine with each activity.
General Manager/Director of Consumer Sales
William comes to us with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry. He was with the Hard Rock Café, Hotel & Casino for ten years at his former home in Las Vegas, Nevada and was a gaming, nightclub, and restaurant developer with tennis star Andre Agassi and others in several entertainment and restaurant concepts in Las Vegas. He has a passion for wine and food and just loves to throw a good party! (And tell some stories about his exploits in Las Vegas, well some of them) He has been a part of the evolution of the Oregon wine industry over the years and looks forward to being your ambassador and contact for all things at Anne Amie Vineyards and Pamplin Family Wines.
Tasting Room Manager
Kate was born and raised in Golden, Colorado. Although she grew up around breweries, Kate’s family has been involved in the wine industry for a long time and as a result it has always had a special place in Kate’s heart. She likes to joke that wine is quite literally “in her blood”. She has been in Oregon a tad over a decade now and is still in awe of its beautiful wine country. Since growing her palate, Kate has found her favorite red varietals tend to be big and bold, just like her personality! She also enjoys a nice, buttery Chardonnay. While she’s not enjoying wine, Kate spends her time with her amazing family and pursuing photography as a hobby. Kate is beyond excited to share her love of wine and to meet so many wonderful new people at Anne Amie Vineyards!
Lisa joined us in 2015, excited to be part of a small team within the wine industry. She brought her years of experience in operations and small business consulting. She played a major role in a northwest start-up as their Director of Operations for 14 years.
Lisa’s family of origin traveled extensively and even lived in Kathmandu. The experience of the nomadic lifestyle gave her the gift of adaptability and self-reliance. She also has an enduring sense of adventure that leads her to explore novel ideas, new geographical regions and fresh roles for herself.
She has a great passion for the outdoors, is a Master Gardener, Certified Health Coach and has an online business for natural pet products. On her time off, Lisa can be found hiking, riding a motorcycle or mountain bike, relishing the natural beauty of Oregon.
Santiago Garza Jr.