Part artist, part engineer, Tim is one of those rare technical people with an uncanny ability to understand how things work – and to communicate it to the rest of us. Tim has been a wine enthusiast since 1996 when he was blown away by a glass of wine served on a business trip. Fascinated by the fact that wine could provide such a memorable experience, he set out to learn more about how wine works and soon fell in love with the idea of crafting extraordinary wines of his own.
He honed his craft by taking classes through UC Davis, South Seattle Community College, and Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology program. He also volunteered nights and weekends at Patterson Cellars in Woodinville for years, and has been making award-winning Armstrong wines since 2011.
Tim is, as his Father-in-law likes to say, a purist. He has high standards and a commitment to purity of fruit, traditional methods and low intervention in the cellar. And that commitment comes through with every sip.
Jen is all about the people. She is passionate about helping people be present in their lives and loves the way great wine can help us pause, engage our senses, enjoy the moment and then share it with others. She brings a diverse background in coaching, writing, public relations, event planning, camp directing, and non-profit management to the winery to head up sales, events, Club and day to day operations. In any given day, you may find her pouring wines for a restaurant wine buyer, greeting guests, coordinating wine deliveries, hosting an event, attending a charity auction, or driving the kids to dance or soccer. Regardless, she’s excited to be on this life adventure with her family and invites guests to take a moment to pause, engage their senses, savor the moment, and share it with others… especially, with a glass of Armstrong in hand!
Audrey & Emily Armstrong
The Wild Angels
Wild at times but angels for sure, our daughters earned their nickname years ago – and it still holds true (as you can see from the picture above). Unlike their parents, they have grown up in the wine industry and have a good business sense at a young age! They are truly valuable members of the team – whether sorting fruit during harvest, helping to prepare for events, or working around the vineyard and farm. Already (somehow) in 7th and 9th grades, both are strong students who can often be found baking, dancing, sewing, playing sports, performing in local events, and caring for our animals.
Sales & Hospitality – Western Washington
Selling, delivering, organizing, hosting, pouring, and presenting our wines… Lisa does it all. While not from our particular Armstrong line, Lisa has been part of our Armstrong Winery family since the beginning. Initially a Club member (who happened to be the tasting room manager for another winery), she joined our team in the Spring of 2017 – just months before our family moved to Eastern Washington. Since then, she has been an integral leader for our business handling logistics, partnerships, outside sales, our Woodinville tasting room… and anything else that’s needed to be done.
As much as we’d like to just make wine and share it with people who love it, there’s a bit more to this business. That’s why we’re so grateful to have Trevor on the team. A farmer and home winemaker himself, and a veteran of the Walla Walla wine industry in both the front and back of the house, Trevor keeps the necessary business of the business organized, tracked, reported and handled. His attention to detail, common sense approach, industry insight, and dry sense of humor make him an invaluable part of our team.
Sales & Hospitality Team
Walla Walla & Woodinville
We are grateful to have a talented, committed team of Armstrong advocates to help us in our tasting rooms, events, outside sales, marketing and more.
Woodinville Team – Top Row
Ruth Garner has been delighting our Woodinville tasting room guests since 2017 and also helps with outside sales.
Dorina McKnight is a Woodinville tasting room pro who keeps us all in line with a smile and a wink.
Jenelle Trimmell came to us as an avid Armstrong Wine fan and is an enthusiastic new addition to the team.
Walla Walla Team – Bottom Row
Brenna Lofquist does it all… from guest tastings and marketing, to tasting room prep and farm sitting when we’re away.
Audrey Myers is an event planner and tasting room pro who delights guests at tastings and events.
Cheryl Bloom is the hostess with the mostess and helps with Walla Walla tastings and events.
Erica honed her craft working at some of the best wineries in the world: Rudd Estate, Cain Vineyard, Domaine Dujac and Yering Station. In 2005, she moved to Washington state and started an independent winemaking consulting and enology business in Woodinville, where she helped top wineries rack up 90+ point scores and now two Spectator Top 100 wines. In 2013, she started launched her own wine brand, Orr Wines. We are thrilled to have Erica on our team to perform detailed lab analysis, consult on winemaking issues and lend her palette to blending decisions.