Julie Ann Kodmur is an award-winning publicity and marketing consultant and freelance journalist who founded her own publicity and marketing consultancy in 1997 in St. Helena. She has contributed to The New York Times, Town & Country and The Wine Enthusiast and served as the editor for The Napa Valley Wine Report. She received her B.A. from Stanford University and did master’s degree course work at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. She has been a panelist on publicity and marketing topics at numerous wine industry symposia and served as a wine judge. She has taught public relations at Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley. Julie Ann lives in St. Helena with her family and speaks fluent Italian, conversational French and German.