Leadership team

Mindy Hewitson Vice President - Western Divison

A native of Arizona, Mindy began her career in the hospitality industry working in catering at a five-star resort in Scottsdale, AZ.  After her first son, Alex was born, she took a leave to raise her family and welcomed her second son, Ben, eighteen months later.  When the boys became school age and it was time to go back to work, she decided to make a career change and joined Young’s Market Company in California in 2001.  It was then she discovered her passion for fine wine and began studying feverishly.  She earned her Certified Wine Specialist (CSW), Certified Wine Educator (CWE) and the Diploma from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust by 2009.  Her desire for education and growth did not stop there, and in 2016 she completed her college degree and two years later earned her MBA from Western International University.

During her 19 years at Youngs Market company Mindy held various positions beginning in merchandising, moving to on-premise and then to the Estates group as a Division Manager in San Diego, earning various sales awards along the way.  In 2018 she landed back in Arizona as the VP of Sales for the Estates Group, where she successfully grew the Wilson Daniels portfolio, leading to her role in the Western Division.

With her children grown (both in law school) she now enjoys spending time with her beau Paul, travelling to see a great concert, playing with their three rescue dogs and cooking and creating new dishes together at home.  When travelling Mindy is always hunting for the next antique wine opener to add to her collection!