Email: General Information
Email: Box Office  Call: 877-762-3933

Festival Founder | Executive Director

Lee Brian Schrager
P: 305-625-4171 ext.1040

Jeanne Williams
Assistant to Festival Director

Managing Director

Devin Padgett
P: 970-927-9549

Associate Directors

Debra Lundy
P: 305-627-1742

Kristen Sofge
P: 305-627-1548


Brett Friedman
Agency 21 Consulting
P: 305-529-9506 ext 2
C: 305-582-4424

Ashley Shapiro 
Sponsorship and Ticketing Director
P: 305-627-1646

Kristen Sofge
Associate Festival Director
P: 305-627-1548


Devonie Nicholas
Marketing & Public Relations Director
P: 305-627-1135

Heather Radi-Bermudez
Marketing Manager

Public Relations

National Media
Bullfrog & Baum
(212) 255-6717

Brustman Carrino Public Relations
(305) 573-0658
Internal Festival Contact

Devonie Nicholas 
(305) 627-1135

Accounting & Compliance

Julie Cancino
Accounting & Compliance Manager
P: 305-627-1266

AUCTION & Friends Program

Aly Schulman
Auction & Friends Director
P: 305-627-1169
View the Auction Donor Form


Lauren Azicri
Ticketing Manager and Sponsorship Administrator
P: 305-627-1173

Talent Relations

Elizabeth Nuell
Talent Manager
P: 305-627-1741

CJ Tropp
Special Projects Manager
P: 305-627-1795


Jason Trautmann
Business Manager
P: 305-627-1384

Grand Tasting Restaurants

Teddy Rood
Special Projects & Talent Coordinator
P: 305-627-1275
View the Restaurant Application Form

Grand Tasting Exhibitors

Aly Schulman
Exhibitor Program Manager
P: 305-627-1169
View the Exhibitor Application Form

Student Associates

Richard Lopez
Student Associate Program Manager
P: 305-919-4126
Student Associate Program Website

Travel Services

Carol Press
ProTravel International
P: 786-206-2717


General Inquiries
Zoraida Suarez
Southern Wine & Spirits
Supplier Activation
P: 305-627-1256

Grand Tasting Village
Shelly Lungstrum
Southern Wine & Spirits
Grand Tasting Village
Supplier Manager
P: 305-627-1134
Please note that participation in the Festival is limited to products distributed through Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida