FAQ

Molly Fedick

MOLLY FEDICK

Founder & CEO

The former creative director at dating app Hinge, Buzzkill is Molly’s baby and brainchild – a company born out of her own desire for an edgy, authentic wine experience without the alcohol.

After graduating from Boston University and Northwestern, Molly relocated to New York City, where she spent six years as a viral meme-er (5MM+ followers) and creative director with a heavy focus on millennial culture and unconventional (some say crazy) marketing tactics. At Hinge, Molly spearheaded an unorthodox Instagram “meme takeover” and podcast campaign, which led to explosive growth of the app and an eventual acquisition by Match Group. Molly is also a co-founder of Cornelia Creative, a meme-specific advertising agency. Clients include Dunkin’, Svedka, and Netflix, among others.

Molly lives in Los Angeles with her puppy Pippi and is happy to admit her favorite hobbies still include socializing with friends at bars and restaurants – with and without alcohol. She is a graduate of Boston University and Northwestern University.

MICHELLE WALECK

Director of Sales

Michelle grew up in New Jersey, where the dinner table often had a mash up of dishes like arroz con pollo with a side of baked ziti – both Mom and Dad have a diverse background, coming from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Italy and Czech Republic.

Michelle’s 15-year wine and spirits background includes stints at Aperol, Palm Bay International, and Treasury Wine Estates, where she represented classic wineries like Stags’ Leap, Penfolds, Etude, Hewitt, and Beaulieu Vineyards. In 2018, Michelle was hired by the owners of Chateau Minuty as the Business Development Director of North America.

Michelle has her first level of certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) and is currently enrolled in the diploma program at the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) where she already has earned her Intermediate and Advanced Certificate. She is based in Seattle with her step-kids and partner.

Michelle Waleck
Evyn Cameron

EVYN CAMERON

Winemaker

Evyn Cameron originally hails from Wyckoff, New Jersey, where her interest in wine began at a young age—while sitting at the dinner table with her mother, a fine-fragrance perfumer, and her father, an avid wine collector. She studied Hospitality at Boston University and began working for Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York upon graduation. Shortly after, she realized being a Winemaker was her calling.

Evyn began her winemaking career in the Napa Valley at Whiterock Vineyards, Saintsbury Winery, and Seavey Winery, with some time in New Zealand at Carrick Winery, focusing on biodynamic viticulture and enology.  She quickly worked her way up as the Enologist at Cliff Lede Vineyards, in Yountville, then as the Associate Winemaker for Anaba Wines in the Carneros AVA. Evyn was most recently the Winemaker at Crocker & Starr Winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley, for 5 years where she made top ranking wines from the organic estate grown property; most notably making Jeb Dunnuck’s top 100 list of 2021.

Evyn lives in Napa with her partner and son.

LAURA GABRIEL

Wine Industry Consultant

Born and raised in Napa Valley, Laura Gabriel has worked in wine nearly all her life and offers a unique perspective on this traditional industry. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Film Production, Laura relocated to Los Angeles and spent five years working in film and music at Capitol Records and Universal Pictures. In 2014, Laura crowdfunded to launch Paper Planes, a wine company dedicated to producing pinot noir from Sonoma with a focus on quality without the pretense. The following year, Laura moved to Napa and dove into the wine business full-time. Since 2015, Laura has worked in marketing roles at Treasury Wine Estates, Huneeus Vintners, and now as the Portfolio Brand Director at the Bundschu company.

Laura lives in Napa with her husband Kyle and their two children.

Laura Gabriel