About Us

Wine Hooligans was founded in 2013 with one simple goal: develop & deliver you cutting edge products in growth categories. To that goal, we’ve built an award-winning portfolio of National, Private Label & Control Brands that collectively sell 800,000 cases annually. Meet some of the people that have gotten us to where we are today.

Dennis Carroll, President

Always rooting for the underdog, Dennis has made it his life’s passion to help the little guy get to the top. He built Wine Hooligans from the ground up with the vision of helping small producers better find their way to market.

Patrick Morgan, V.P. Operations

During his twenty years in the wine space, Pat spent a good chunk of that as a retail buyer. He brings this valuable insight to Wine Hooligans—allowing us to better understand you, the all important customer.

Adam Lazarre, Director of Winemaking

Founding winemaker behind Cycles Gladiator, Adam has worked on enough brands, with enough teams that he is the perfect guy to oversee all winemaking for the Wine Hooligans brands.

Shrisada Read, Trade Marketing/Brand Manager

With 20+ years in the industry, Shri has donned many hats. Lucky for us, she brought those hats with her! Shri’s motto “Find the people that make you laugh, they’re the best people to work with.”

Kent Godwin, Export Manager

You would never know this man flies around the world for a living—he makes it look effortlessly smooth. Thanks to him, you can find Wine Hooligan’s brands from Taiwan to Canada to Japan to Ukraine.

Janna Tonnahill, Director of National Accounts

With a degree in communications, Janna’s focused her talent on selling wine to some of the largest retailers in the U.S. She’s strategic, direct, and gets stuff done (for us and for her customers).

Allen Walker, Director of Sales – East

If we were to sum up Allen in three words: “A Consummate Professional”. But that wouldn’t be enough! His tireless work ethic and belief that anything worth doing is worth doing right continues to be his passion.

Derek Nudge, Director of Sales – West

When he’s not in the rink, Derek is our resident “grinder”. Covering the Western Region and calling on National Accounts, he knows how to support his teammates. He shoots, he scores!

Damian Davis, Portlandia Vintners Founder

It’s tough to put a title on this guy—he’s fondly referred to Tasdamian Devil around here. As the founder of Portlandia Vintners, he zigzags across the country represent’n, while simultaneously designing displays, building presentations, and showing up for every consumer event he can.

Chris Braman, Southern Division Manager

Don’t be fooled by his southern charm, Chris is a force to be reckoned with and we’re lucky to have him managing our business in the South. Pro tip, you may be able to score some points if you have positive things to say about Florida State football.

Chris Bates, Central Division Manager

“Running a business within a business” is a beautiful description of what Chris does for us. Managing wholesalers from Colorado to Michigan, he’s able to draw on his diverse industry experience to develop and execute on creative solutions that keep us moving forward.

Bill Donovan, Northeast Division Manager

Optimistic and enthusiastic, Bill comes to us with 32 years of experience. Never one to rest on his laurels, Bill is always looking for ways to grow. When he’s not driving business, you might catch him on the links. “Fore!”