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Our People

Steven French
Proprietor

An inherent entrepreneur, Steven’s career began after graduating from the University of Western Ontario. An ownership and executive career in Oil and Gas focused on Marketing and Business Development eventually allowed him to establish Little Engine.

Nicole French
Proprietor

Coming from a lineage of entrepreneurs. Nicole began her career in Education after receiving degrees from UWO and the University of Calgary. Her career after teaching led to Real Estate Design & Development and Brand Marketing.

Scott Robinson
Winemaker

Scott holds a masters in Oenology with Distinction from the University of Adelaide. He has been with Little Engine since the beginning, after growing his skills in New Zealand, Australia and the Okanagan.

Matt Rademakers
Viticulture Manager

Matt's viticulture career began in 2003 in Wanaka, New Zealand. Arriving in Canada the following year he worked throughout the Okanagan and Vancouver Island before calling the bench his home and completing the Viticulture program at the Okanagan College.

Michelle Younie
Viticulturist

Locally born and raised, Michelle returned to the Valley after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Calgary. She spent 10 years developing her knowledge and skills in organic horticultural practices has now turned her energy to the development of sustainable viticulture.

Amanda Coleman
Tasting Room Manager

Amanda made the move to the Okanagan two years ago after spending the last 10 years working in international travel tourism as well as cruise ships. She has completed WSET 2 and holds a degree in Tourism Management from the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec.

Deanna Carloni
Brand Ambassador, BC

Deanna represents Little Engine Wines to Retail and Restaurants across BC in addition to being our Club Manager for our valued Members.

Shelley Cook
Brand Ambassador, Van. Island
Nikki Sawri
Brand Ambassador, BC, SK, MB
Natasha Sadowy
Business Development

Relocating to the Okanagan in 2017 to explore her passion for wine she has spent nearly 20 years in hospitality sales, marketing and event management.

Jamen Rhodes
Photographer

Jamen has been working with Little Engine since its inception and is responsible for all Photographic content. He maintains a widely diverse client base across Canada, Mexico and the United States.