Walla Walla’s Tamarack Cellars hires marketing director

By on April 24, 2013

Tamarack Cellars, which operates in a World War II fire station at the Walla Walla Regional Airport, was founded in 1998. (Photo courtesy of Tamarack Cellars)

Tamarack Cellars, which operates in a World War II fire station at the Walla Walla Regional Airport, was founded in 1998. (Photo courtesy of Tamarack Cellars)

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Katie Sadler, former communications manager at the Washington State Wine Commission, has been hired as marketing director of Tamarack Cellars in Walla Walla.

Sadler will oversee public relations, marketing, events and the wine club for owner/founding winemaker Ron Coleman, who launched Tamarack Cellars in 1998.

“We are very excited to have Katie on our team,” Coleman said in a news release. “With her experience and knowledge of our industry she’s a great fit and we look forward to growing the Tamarack brand with her help.”

Sadler, a graduate of Washington State University, spent nearly three years at the wine commission in Seattle where she served in a role focused on industry relations and also orchestrated marketing programs for regional, national and international markets.

She also handled marketing and event manager duties at HDR, Inc. of Walnut Creek, Calif., and the Bureau of Education & Research in Bellevue. She spent two years with Ruby Hill Winery of Pleasanton, Calif.

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the president and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for 15 years. He is a frequent wine judge along the West Coast and contributor to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the region's longest-running golf publication.

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