Like many in the field, Hal's path to winemaking has not been a direct one. He has lived, worked, and traveled extensively throughout South America,
Europe, and Asia. He has a degree in Kinesiology from Washington State University and taught Health at an inner-city middle school. He received
a B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture and owned a small organic farm in Snohomish.
After assisting with bottling the 2008 vintage, Hal was invited to help with the 2010 harvest and has been inspired by Quilceda Creek ever since. He is
captivated by the physicality, attention to detail, seasonality, and artistry involved in making wine. Hal wears many hats at Quilceda Creek helping with
harvest, bottling, releases, and packaging. Hal was honored to be hired on full-time in the cellar in the winter of 2016. He is excited to be
learning from Paul Golitzin and the hardworking Quilceda team.
He shares this journey with his wife, Siri.