Regional Sales Manager, Southern California
Erica began her restaurant career at the age of 15 and has over 17 years of industry related experience. Prior to Bently, she spent 9 years working with Young’s Market Company. Beginning as a Sales Rep, later being promoted to a Brand Manager, and where she really found her niche when she was promoted to Craft and Luxury Spirits Portfolio Manager . During her tenure, she was awarded Sales Rep of the Year, Brand Manager of the Month multiple times, has received many certificates in training and awards for excellence. She is a board member of the local USBG, and the Orange County Bartender’s Cabinet and loves being involved in her local community. She is certified in WSET 2 Spirits & WSET Sake and is currently studying to become a Certified Specialist of Spirits.
Erica was born and raised a California Girl in Orange County and grew up mostly in Yorba Linda, CA (home to the Presidential Library of Richard Nixon). She is a dog mom, cat mom, but her favorite is being a mother to her daughter Sophia. She has many passions beyond the beverage industry including traveling, writing, real estate, and fitness. In her free time, Erica can usually be found cooking, hosting parties, hiking, doing yoga, or running on the beach by her home. She is always pushing to improve herself and going out of her way to help others.