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Scott Shull
Founder & Winegrower

Since 1989, Scott Shull has been making Oregon wines—first as an independent producer, and since 1995 as a commercial winemaker at Raptor Ridge Winery. Scott strives to craft wines that are interesting to the palate and to the mind—wines of complexity, finesse and place. Born in Kentucky and raised in Des Peres, Missouri, Scott is a self-taught winemaker, having learned by doing, reading, and attending extension service courses on viticulture and enology offered by U.C. Davis, Oregon State University, and Chemeketa Community College, and by participating in the Willamette Valley’s Westside Winemakers Club for a number of years. Scott serves on the board of Oregon Pinot Camp. Previously, he has served as a board member of Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s Brand Oregon campaign; was a founding director of the Oregon Wine Board; and is president emeritus of the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Association.

   

Annie Shull
Proprietor, Director of National Sales, Marketing and Distribution

Annie joined Scott as his life partner in 1998 and as his business partner in 2001. This Minnesota native is very active throughout the Oregon wine industry. Her background in curriculum development for sales teams has proven a great segue to the role of distribution sales management and PR. The bulk of her time is now spent traveling extensively throughout the United States to personally represent Raptor Ridge. Annie is president emeritus of Oregon Pinot Camp, and served as a director for nine years, contributing to review and revision of curriculum. Annie also served on the iSalud! steering committee, and currently chairs the Industry/Community Collaboration subcommittee for the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. When she’s home, Annie enjoys endurance running, practicing yoga and meditation, and trying to keep up with Scott and a bouncy Labrador Retriever.

   

Shannon Gustafson
Winemaker

Shannon holds a degree in Food Science/Winery Production from California State Fresno (Cum Laude) and has been on “the wine route” since graduating in 2003.   She also minored in French Language. Over these past 14 years, Shannon has made wine on her home turf of Paso Robles, CA for small family wineries like ours, as well as taken on a behemoth 10,000 Ton production in McLaren Vale, SA Australia.  Most recently, Shannon was winemaker for Hawks View winery in Sherwood, OR-  our neighbor. One of our dear friends was a lab-mate and cohort of Shannon’s as they progressed through school at Cal State and warned me that, “Shannon is wicked smart!” Shannon enjoys hikes and exploring outdoors along with her energetic companion dog-  Abby.

   

Christie Shertzer
General Manager/ Direct to Consumer & Wine Club

Originally from the east coast, Christie graduated from Elon Uninversity majoring in Child Development and Dance.  After spending time as a professional dancer in Philadelphia, she was interested in a change and relocated to the west coast.  Eighteen years later she is still in love with Oregon.  Christie has spent the last decade building and rebuilding wine clubs throughout the valley, most recently at Panther Creek, as well as launching Alexana’s first Consumer Direct program.  We first met Christie when our winery was back to back with The Tasting Room in Carlton, where she minded the store for Jay McDonald. As General Manager of our Direct to Consumer Business and Manager of our Wine Club, Christie will hold a key role here at Raptor Ridge.  In her free time, Christie enjoys cooking, wine and yoga, and playing with her black lab mix McGee, and cat Lofa.