Intriguing People

Chief Robert Plummer

INTRIGUING COMMUNITY PROTECTOR Since his arrival in Napa more than two years ago as Chief of Police, Robert Plummer’s goal has been to build upon  the&nbs...
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Matt Stamp

INTRIGUING RESTAURANTEUR Operating a restaurant is a  challenge  in  the best of times. In the worst of times, it takes commitment beyond the no...

Al James

INTRIGUING MUSICIAN Al James straddles two counties, playing  venues throughout both Napa and Monterey.  The singer/songwriter got a foothold in wi...
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Lauren Ackerman

INTRIGUING VINTNER Napa Valley vintner and community leader Lauren Ackerman never intended to enter the home restoration game. The creator of award- winning Ac...
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Amanda McCrossin

INTRIGUING WINE AFICIONADO Amanda McCrossin’s favorite quote is from Steve Martin: ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’ “It’s simple and obvious, but it somehow...
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Ray Hanson

INTRIGUING JACK OF MANY TRADES Ray Hanson doesn’t retire well. The firefighter tried in 2009, but he soon was busy again. Fortunately, he had 650 Cabernet Sau...
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Scott Goldie

Intriguing Investor in the Community Scott Goldie, the president of the Napa Valley Wine Train, has so much happening at work that it’s a challenge to learn mo...
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Bettina Rouas of Angele

Intriguing Restauranteur Being born into her family, Bettina Rouas was almost predestined to own a restaurant like Angèle. She was born and raised in San Franc...