Lea Hughes, Executive Assistant to the President

I was born and raised in Santa Rosa, where I currently live. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Chico State University after transferring from Santa Rosa Junior College. After having many different jobs in my life, I realized I needed to find something I could be passionate about. I somehow had to find a career in the wine industry. Now I love what I do and learn something new every day. Most days I can be found watching a game with my husband Bobby, preferably Giants baseball.

What’s your favorite outdoor activity? Running or hiking
What sound do you love? Nature: ocean waves crashing, birds singing
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Write amazing novels that get made into amazing movies (like Harry Potter)
What did you want to be when you grew up? A counselor – until I started peer counseling in high school and realized how hard it is
Heels or sneakers? Heels

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