David Glancy is one of only 135 in North America, and 211 in the world, to earn the title Master Sommelier (MS). He is one of only 12 MS in the world to also pass the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Wine Educator exam (CWE). In addition, Glancy passed the Certified Specialist of Spirits exam (CSS) and French Wine Scholar exam (FWS). He launched San Francisco Wine School in 2011. The school provides professional wine studies including French Wine Scholar (FWS), Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), their own trademarked California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) and more. Glancy also runs SFsommelier Consulting, is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Sommelier Journal, is Echanson Provincial (wine guy) for the Chaine des Rotisseurs Pacific Northwest and sits on the Board of Directors for the Society of Wine Educators.
Previously, he created, managed and taught the Certified Sommelier Program at the Professional Culinary Institute (now known as International Culinary Center California). During that time, he secured the partnership for the school with the Court of Master Sommeliers and helped over 400 students pass the Court of MS’ Certified Sommelier exam (CS). Glancy also taught wine and business management at Le Cordon Bleu’s California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He has worked in the industry for over 20 years, working throughout the U.S. and in Asia and has traveled to many of the wine regions of the world. His first love was a glass of Vouvray, soon followed by another glass. Today he could happily live on Champagne alone.
Kristin Campbell joined San Francisco Wine School in March of 2013 as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently added the title of Chief Operating Officer. An accomplished executive, Kristin brings over 20 years of accounting, finance and operational experience in the wine industry, Silicon Valley startups, and public education. She holds a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and earned her CPA at KPMG. Her passion for wine began in public accounting when her audit clients included BV, Bernardus and Heublein Spirits.
Kristin’s interest in startups began when she joined as an early member of Red Pepper Software’s management team, establishing and scaling the accounting department until the company was successfully acquired by PeopleSoft (now Oracle) for $225M. Kristin managed the merger transaction and continued with PeopleSoft as Controller for the Manufacturing Business Unit, growing revenues to nearly $300M. Kristin later joined Visto Corporation (currently Good Technology) in it’s infancy where, as VP Finance & Administration, she managed all aspects of Accounting, Finance, Legal, Human Resources and Facilities. While at Visto, Kristin helped negotiate and close over $100M in debt and equity transactions, managed multiple system implementations and developed the complex financial models used to manage the business. Since then, Kristin has been consulting for young technology companies in Silicon Valley, partnering with CEOs to build their businesses from the ground up.
Kristin also donates her time to the Menlo Park City School District, where she sits on the Board of Education’s Audit and Finance Committee. She is a true foodie. Forever in search of the perfect bite, Kristin enjoys cooking, fine dining and experimenting with food and wine pairings.