Melanie Gagnon


WSET certified Levels 1&2

Countless times I have been lucky enough to witness the magic of wine as not only  an art form but also a way to bring people together. It is the craftsmanship, the beauty and the potential of wine that inspires me to bring the highest quality vintners to my community. My passion for the industry  continues to grow with every success and new opportunity.




Kali Greff-Santamaria

Director of Operations

WSET certified Levels 1&2

Born and raised in France, Kali studied Chemistry and Enology there before traveling to New Zealand and Canada. Once arrived in North Vancouver, she fell in love with the outdoors and the community and… never left.  After 5 years, she is now proud to call British Columbia her home. If you don’t see her playing with dogs, camping somewhere or snowboarding, you will find her hanging out on the beach with friends, staring at the sunset with the biggest smile on her face.



Chelsea Brown

Communications Director

Despite being the newest addition to the ‘Cork It Crew,’ Chelsea is transitioning smoothly into the world of winemaking. She is a recent graduate from Capilano University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and is excited to be taking on a marketing and social media role. She has lived on the North Shore all her life and therefore has a passion for hiking and photography. She is looking forward to making connections with the Cork It Winemaking customers and community.




Max is a new addition to the cork it team. He is our door greeter and shop mascot. He loves ear scratches and long walks on the beach.