Tom Kennedy — President
Tom Kennedy is a Calgary, Canada based entrepreneur with nearly 30 years’ experience in the wine industry. His company Crimson Imports Inc., created in 2006, is a successful, well-respected importer of unique wines into Western Canada. Tom is also partner in Pioneer Wines LLC, a California-based company that produces high-end wines for the Western Canada market.
From 1997 to 2006, Tom was instrumental in helping Free House Wine & Spirits grow from a small Calgary-based company of three employees to a company with 16 employees across Western Canada. From 1989 to 1997, Tom worked in The Wine Shop, one of the first independent retail wine boutiques in Alberta.
Tom has taught introductory wine classes for the Calgary Board of Education and travelled extensively to major wine regions in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile as well as California, Oregon, and Washington in the U.S.
Jenn Fulford — Senior Accounts Manager
Jenn has been in the wine industry for nearly a decade, and has been with Crimson Imports since 2009. She started her career in the fine wine retail sector and shortly after become a rep with Freehouse Wine and Spirits. With her energy, education, enthusiasm, and experience Jenn has excelled in wine sales. Based out of Edmonton, her territory includes much of Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan.
With a Business degree from the University of Alberta, Jenn is pursuing further education in the wine field and is currently working on the WSET Level 4 Diploma program. She likes to get hands-on experience with wines, and has travelled to wine expos in Italy and Spain as well as Washington, Oregon, and California.
Jenn’s also an experienced wine writer and wrote a column for Edmonton publication Vue Weekly between 2009 and 2011.