Kathi Rohlfing graduated from the University of Missouri with B.A. in Education. She moved to Kansas City and took a "summer job" at the Longbranch Saloon on the Plaza while interviewing for teaching positions. The summer job turned into a management position and a 23 year career in the Hospitality Industry including the following:
Manager at McCoy's Public House and 75th Street Brewery; Food and Beverage Director at Hotel Phillips (where she created a Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" for the Phillip's Chophouse); Director of Restaurants at the Marriott Downtown; General Manager/Wine Director at Room 39 in Leawood. After years of loving the wine and Spirits in the Pinnacle Imports portfolio and striving for the opportunity to share them with others, Kathi joined the team In 2017.
Years in the hospitality industry helping people and a background in education made the transition to sales possible. Every day is a new opportunity to educate, to introduce people to new experiences and to share her passion for the talented, industrious Kansas City Hospitality Community.
Kathi completed Level One with the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2003.
Favorite wine to sell - Arnaud Lambert Clos de Midi Saumur Breze
Favorite wine to drink - Champagne Bereche