Jane discovered Traverse City almost by accident. An avid reader, she noticed an article about the area in the Travel section of the Columbus Dispatch entitled “Grape White North”. That was on August 11th of 2002, when there were just 16 tasting rooms spread across Leelanau and Old Mission. It spurred the first of many visits to the area. Ten years later she became a full-time Traverse City resident, and in 2013 joined the BHV team.
Having traveled to all fifty states, Jane takes full advantage of the unique scenic beauty and flora and fauna of the area. A biology major by education, she's expanded her knowledge of our local ecosystem by earning a Naturalist's Certificate at NMC (our local college), and volunteers with the Leelanau Conservancy sampling streams, monitoring beaches for invasive plant species and working to preserve native wildflowers.
All of those experiences give her a unique appreciation for the distinct qualities and “terroir” of northern Michigan wines. For her, it is all part of a larger Michigan food vibe that makes this area a dynamic region in which to live and work. She also occupies a unique place in the hearts of BHV staff. As BHV's unofficial “baker”, her homemade treats are much anticipated by fellow team members during busy weekends.
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