We are privileged to have some of the industry’s top leaders contributing their insights and information as our Ambassadors in every issue. Each of our Ambassadors is passionate about their topic of expertise and gives our readers valuable commentary on timely subjects that resonates with our community.

Kelly E. Carter – Wine Country

Kelly E. Carter is the director of communications at Alpha Omega winery on Napa Valley’s Rutherford Bench. The former editor of Haute Living, San Francisco enjoyed a lengthy, award-winning career in journalism writing about sports, entertainment, and luxury lifestyles for various media outlets. Kelly co-authored New York Times bestseller Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession with Venus Williams and penned The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel for National Geographic Books. She has traveled to more than 40 countries and territories on six continents and called Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Italy home. Visit Kelly at: www.

Lydia Graham – Health & Wellness

Lydia is a passionate advocate of healthy living. She has launched and positioned many health and wellness- related companies, products, technologies and organizations receiving more than 100 awards nationally and internationally. Her focus in the health sector is specifically on life sciences, aging and longevity. She is a partner and investor in several recognized national brands. She sits on the board of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging whose mission is to eliminate the threat of age-related disease for today’s and future generations. It is the only independent research organization globally dedicated to extending the healthy years of life. Like the scientists at the Buck, Graham envisions it will be possible for people to enjoy life at 95 as much as at 25.

Dr. Nina Clark Ericson, Ph.D. – Life Coach

For over twenty years, Dr. Ericson has taught individuals, couples, families, and businesses how to live more empowered, authentic, happier lives. She integrates several different approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal, mindfulness, psychotherapy, life coaching, and Equus Coaching (coaching with horses, not riding). In addition, she specializes in coaching singles to find and create a healthy, fulfilling relationship. Her unique method has been featured in Vanity Fair and Nob Hill Gazette.

Stephanie Block – Literary

Stephanie Block is a third-generation family partner in RNDC and Young’s Market Company. She holds a WSET 3 certication in wine and spirits and is a recent graduate of an Executive MBA program from both Brown University and IE Madrid. Previously, Stephanie ran St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery’s social media and worked Napa harvest 2016. Stephanie has championed gender equality as a national board member of the US National Committee for UN Women and once traveled the globe as an award-winning travel writer. She has lived in six countries and visited over 80. Elle adore parler français.