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Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Staff + Board

Meet the folks behind-the-scenes of the Festival! Together, this group of dynamic individuals, including board members, volunteers and community leaders work to promote Charleston as a culinary destination.  Thank you to all of those individuals who offer their time and energy to our non-profit organization.

2014 Staff


Cathryn Davis Zommer

Cathryn Davis Zommer joined the Festival in March, 2014 with 15 years experience in the food and beverage industry. Cathryn facilitates all of the Festival’s communications, including press and public…


Gillian Trimboli-Zettler

Bio coming soon.


Patrick Emerson

Patrick Emerson is the founder of Communion Wine Club LLC., a wine and beverage consultancy for new and existing restaurants, bars, wineries, private airlines and hotels nationwide. As a consultant,…


Zach Norris

Having joined the growing BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival® in June 2010, Zach Norris brings his experience and expertise as the Festival’s first in-house graphic designer. Zach has over…

Board of Directors

  • John A. Wallace, Jr., Chair
  • Melonie Hammond-Trace, Treasurer
  • r_goldman Randall Goldman, Vice Chair

Board Members

  • Dillon Snider jpg Dillon Snider
  • m_saboe Michael Saboe
  • frank_mcmahon Frank McMahon
  • Steve Palmer jpg Steve Palmer
  • patrick_emerson Patrick Emerson
  • rbyerly_small Randy Byerly
  • helen_hill Helen Hill
  • laura_hewitt Laura Hewitt, Chair Emeritus