THE REALLY GOOD BOXED WINE TEAM
We hire diverse team members who bring expertise, unique life experiences, and perspectives that make us stronger and richer together.
From our harvest workers to our suppliers and partners to our competitors, we respect and show appreciation to everyone. We share a community, and no person or piece can stand alone.
Founder / Chief Executive Officer
Jake found his way to wine unexpectedly, beginning, as many do, with an occasional great bottle and a curiosity to learn more. Professionally, Jake is a 3-time Founder and experienced marketing and brand management executive. Through his roles with Procter & Gamble, Intuit, and SoFi, he honed his business skills and impacted significant growth across household name brands. That work eventually took him to San Francisco, where his proximity to California wine country gave him the opportunity to explore vineyards and indulge his interest in wine. Through his visits to these vineyards, he formed friendships and relationships that would eventually help launch Really Good Boxed Wine.
In early 2020, with the pandemic upon us, Jake and his wife Grace decided to try different boxed wines due to the convenience of the packaging and its many benefits. Unfortunately, they found themselves disappointed in the quality. Jake, realizing there was no technical reason great wine couldn’t be put in a box, decided to solve that problem himself.
Leaving his established career behind, Jake founded Really Good Boxed Wine in 2021. His passion for wine has steadily grown, and he has a deep understanding for the human connection and small details that are the impetus to making really good wine.
Chief Operating Officer
Amy is a career wine professional with over 20 years in on-premise, import, wholesale, and business development. She has worked in leadership positions with respected organizations and icons such as Chef Eric Ripert, Kimpton Hotel Group, and The Ritz Carlton. She was formerly the sole-executive of a national importer and distributor, and is the Founder of Common Fuel Consulting and Co-Founder of SWIG Partners.
Amy began her work with Really Good Boxed Wine in 2021 and was immediately committed to the mission of creating the best boxed wine in the United States. Having spent decades immersed in the wine industry, she is excited to contribute to a company impacting the future of wine.
In addition to her professional life, Amy is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, sits on the committee for Hearts Delight, and is a dedicated a mom and wife.
Tami Collins has more than 20 years of experience in making wine in Sonoma and Mendocino using super and ultra premium grapes. She learned the art of blending from award-winning winemaker Dennis Hill at Blackstone Winery, and has worked at many wineries across the world, including serving as head winemaker at De La Montanya.
Tami now serves as the winemaker for Really Good Boxed Wine, as well as other notable luxury brands like Ketcham Estate.
Libby has had deep roots in hospitality for over two decades. She has gained extensive experience across the industry, ranging from training new bartenders on wine service at restaurant openings nationwide to collaborating with winemakers in Napa Valley tasting rooms to acquiring in-depth knowledge of distribution in Washington, DC.
Her tenure as General Manager at Pappas Restaurants paved the way for her journey to Napa, where she had the privilege of working at two highly regarded wineries in the Valley: Hope & Grace Winery and Charles Krug. Seeking to broaden her wine expertise, she ventured to the East Coast, assuming leadership positions in wine distribution. Never one to shy away from a challenge, after a couple years, she pivoted to a tech startup, taking a Business Development role at MarginEdge, a restaurant management software company based in Washington, DC.
After gaining valuable insights in the startup world, Libby was elated to rejoin the wine industry as the Operations Manager at Really Good Boxed Wine. Equipped with a profound understanding of the wine community, she eagerly embraces her role in the boxed wine revolution.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Libby actively contributes to the wine industry. She serves on the board of Heart's Delight Wine Auction and takes charge of leading educational wine tastings within the community.