Roger has enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in wine and is currently an independent consultant, writer, educator and competition judge. He joined the trade after obtaining an MA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, where a chance encounter with a fine wine convinced him that the wine trade was the obvious career choice.
Executive Experience Dr. Shea is a proven senior executive, consultant and researcher. Michael was the President and Co-Founder of Phoenix Strategic Advisors and Griffin Strategic Advisors, an EVP at both Grenzebach Glier & Associates and Acosta/AMG Strategic Advisors, and a senior management consultant at the consulting firms Huron and A.T. Kearney. Michael was also a Senior Project Manager at Geosyntec Consultants, the owner of TerraCon, and the Principal Geochemist at Battelle Memorial Institute.
William Edgerton has been certified as an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers for over 30 years. He created one of the world’s largest databases of wine auction selling prices, part of which he published as the Wine Price File from 1998 through 2004.
Doug Frost is a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier as well as an author and wine consultant based in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1991 he passed the rigorous Master Sommelier examination and two years later became America’s eighth Master of Wine. He was the second person in history to complete both exams and more than a quarter century later he is still one of only three people in the world to have achieved both these remarkable distinctions.