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The Winks Team

Heather Thomas - Founder/Marketing Director

Heather Thomas

Founder/Marketing Director

“Come on over for some wine.” “Let’s meet for a glass of wine.” “Let’s workout and grab a glass of wine later.” “I’ve earned this glass of wine.”So many invitations, so little time to find the right gift. After years of struggling to find the "perfect" gift for any occasion, I decided to take my years of wine drinking, (a lot) my sales and marketing background and built Wine Winks. Wine Winks offers witty and unique wine-inspired gifts.

When I’m not sipping wine or working it off, I’m spending time with my two amazing girls, my loving husband, and Charlie our puppy in Minneapolis. I also enjoy traveling as much as possible for inspiration and relaxation. I’m always up for a glass of wine and a great story. I would love to hear yours, let’s raise a glass and make some memories. All my best, Heather

Beth Kuchera - Creative Director

Beth Kuchera

Creative Director

Beth is a graphic designer based in Minneapolis, MN who specializes in print and digital, hand lettering, advertising, branding and of course, wine drinking.

When she's not designing, she's either reading articles, taking online courses, or looking at books about design. She loves creating modern stylish graphics for our products and creative collaboration with the Winks team. You can see more of her amazing work at bethkuchera.com

Michelle Schmidt - Web Designer and Digital Marketing Guru

Michelle Schmidt

Web Designer and Digital Marketing Guru

Michelle is our girl who's responsible for making our website look pretty and online ordering a breeze. While some might get tipsy after a few glasses of wine, for Michelle, it just takes SEO and Google Analytics.

When Michelle isn't working the Winks team she is salsa dancing, building her own dance wear line and can sew some wicked outfits for daywear.

Karey Wideman - Social Media Developer and Strategist

Karey Wideman

Director of Business Development- Social Media

Karey is responsible for connecting with our consumers via social media. She specializes in business to consumer marketing, online branding and creating funny wine memes.

When Karey is not marketing for Wine Winks she is working towards her Master of Business Administration degree or hanging out with her pug, Frankie.

Stephany Wiestling - Director of Operations

Stephany Wiestling

Director of Operations

After bringing her own wine accessories company to its fullest potential, Stephany is excited to join the wine winks team. When she is not geeking out over spreadsheets and reports, she is enjoying time with her chef husband, awesome son and adorable puppy, either around town or around the world.

 

Iris Rose Page

Iris Rose Page is an illustrator and graphic designer based in the Twin Cities. Her work is primarily focused in print, branding, digital storytelling, and iconography.

By day, she creates work while listening to a gripping podcast or music. By night, she operates, performs, and illustrates for her Minneapolis-based theater company called Sheep Theater (City Pages Best Theatre Troupe 2018).

Her happy place is when she is cooking a dinner with friends and a glass of wine in hand.