NATASHA BLAKE

Natasha is currently one of the team players at Eritage Resort. In her spare time you can find her kicking back at local event venue Red Star Barn, where she curates a calendar of events, oversees the marketing and promotion of the event venue, and relishes her role as the resident event designer. Raised between coastal California and rural England, home now is Walla Walla, WA - because that's what happens when you fall in love with a winemaker.

 Meet the family: Natasha with her husband David & daughter Charlotte.

Meet the family: Natasha with her husband David & daughter Charlotte.

TRAINING + EXPERIENCE

Natasha spent her post-college years working in the film industry and gets most of her inspiration from cinematography and production design, fine art and high-end photography, high fashion, and contemporary installation design. She is a painter, a letterpress printer, and a calligrapher. She has lived and worked in New York, Los Angeles and London.

NATASHA’S INFLUENCES

“My mum, backpacking + wayfaring, Robert Rauschenberg, Raymond Pettibon, Sally Mann, the Women's Institute of Great Britain, digital innovation, my vinyl collection, my typewriter, my vintage paint box, 70'S cinema, Hang Ten, Liberty, Vogue Living Australia, Garden & Gun, tide pools, folklore, The V&A, nature tables, calligraphers Betsy Dunlap and Marian Bantjes, Dinah Washington, MFK Fisher, my beloved journals, evolution. 

What do i really want? A dinner barn.”

 

KAREN CARLILE

 Karen with her daughter at a local kids triathlon meet.

Karen with her daughter at a local kids triathlon meet.

Karen is currently one of the team players at Sinclair Estate Vineyards. She is also Director of Event Sales and Venue Manager at Red Star Barn, where she works closely with clients, vendors, and guests to ensure events run seamlessly from start to finish. When she’s not running the tasting room at Sinclair or coordinating event details into the mouthpiece of her walkie talkie, you’ll find Karen logging miles for her next triathlon.

TRAINING + EXPERIENCE

Karen is from the south Yakima Valley, but considers herself a Walla Walla local since moving here in 2000. For the past five years she has run events for Cadaretta and the Middleton Family Wines family, including events at the Cadaretta Glass House.

KAREN’S INFLUENCES

“Military time, Hammer bars, outdoor living, regular mani-pedis, cold beer after a 10-mile bike ride, flip turns, Thelma & Louise, tacos, the annual touring BANFF film festival, and lots and lots of coffee.

What do I really want? That next medal.”