Mark Smith | Hospitality Manager
Mark is a sixth-generation Oregonian who spent his childhood on beaches or in forests. After studying philosophy and geology at the University of Oregon, he moved to NYC and discovered wine. After years as a Sommelier and Wine Director at Michelin starred restaurants, he felt called back to the rugged beauty of Oregon and his family.Email Mark
Doug Rankin | Tasting Room Supervisor
Doug comes from the restaurant world where he managed events and front-of-the-house operations at multiple Portland establishments. Doug has spent most of his career in hospitality and finds joy in creating great guest experiences. When Doug isn’t creating amazing guest experiences, he dotes on his backyard chickens and grows tons of veggies that he pickles, dehydrates & cans. Doug loves to cook and he also has a passion for board games, of which he has a self-attested ‘huge’ collection.EMAIL DOUG
Jonathan Lampe | DTC Hospitality Lead
Jonathan originally joined REX HILL part-time in the tasting room to expand his knowledge of Pinot Noir and wine in general. Those weekend shifts intensified his passion for wine so much that he decided to leave his decade-long career in insurance and join the team full time. He has since become a Certified Specialist of Wine and has passed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 3 Certification. Jonathan is happy to share interesting wine knowledge in the tasting room.Email Jonathan
Sierra Beri | Consumer Sales Manager
Sierra started her career in the fashion industry but as her curiosity for wine increased, she decided to pursue wine education and change her path. A native Oregonian, she received her degree from the Art Institute of Portland and has completed the WSET Level 1 course. In her free time, Sierra enjoys exploring the outdoors, gardening, and traveling internationally to regions known for their wines to broaden her wine knowledge.
Kristina Hsu | Direct Sales Operations Coordinator
Kristina is a native Pacific Northwesterner with a love for all things wine. After managing a wine bar, working multiple harvests (including one at REX HILL), and a stint as a winemaker in Ohio, she moved to Portland in 2022 with her husband and rejoined REX HILL. Kristina is a Certified Sommelier and holds a WSET level II certification. In her free time you can find her on a trail, making maps, cuddled up with her old lady bulldog, or trying to perfect her macaron technique.