10 Questions – Sanford Theodore
Posted by Colleen | Wine News | Posted on July 5th, 2011
Each quarter, we turn our attention to the employee who has gone above and beyond, earning them our Star Employee of the Quarter and for our third quarter, we congratulate our Controller, Sanford Theodore! Here’s a closer look at our Star Employee…
- Name 3 people with whom you’d like to have dinner?
Teddy Roosevelt, Tris Speaker (Hall of Fame baseball player) and Mark Roth (former professional bowler)
- When you were seven years old, what did you aspire to be?
“It may come as a surprise, but an accountant. I liked math at an early age and I had family members who were accountants so it was natural and I was just drawn to it.”
- What is your favorite piece of art at Clos Pegase?
“You know, I’m really drawn to the piece in my office [Untitled, artist: Kengiro Azuma; 1969].”
- What is your favorite restaurant in the Napa Valley?
“I think it would be Ad-Hoc. We enjoyed a great meal with Jan and Mitsuko one time and I really have some good memories of that dinner.”
- How do you spend your free time outside of the winery?
“I do a lot of cycling when I can.”
- What is something your coworkers don’t know or might be surprised to learn about you?
In college, I was on the San Diego State Bowling team.
- What was the first wine you ever tried?
“It was my college roommate that introduced me to wine. He grew up in the Lodi area and I remember it was a Zinfandel from Lodi.”
- What was your first job?
“Well, technically my first real job was a paper route but I also worked at K-Mart doing inventory and pricing. I remember coming home on breaks from school and working there while I was in school too.”
- What is the one thing you cannot live without?
“That would have to be my wife Sharon. We just complement one another and we always are there to pick the other person up. It’s a true partnership and I don’t know what I would do without her.”
- What is the one thing that you hope to accomplish during your life that you have yet to do?
“I think taking the opportunity to travel out of the country and see the world.”