Action Wine

Mike Brafford - Delivery Driver

  • Where did you grow up? Dallas, Texas
  • What would people be surprised to know about you? I once had hair.
  • Any hobbies? Going to the gym.
  • What was your first automobile? 1978 Chevy Luv Pick-up
  • What do you enjoy doing when you're not working? Playing Golden Tee


Kristi Edwards - Office Manager

  • Where were you raised? Goodyear, Arizona
  • What do you enjoy doing when you're not working? Watching movies.
  • Any hobbies? Computers & electronics.
  • What was your first automobile? Mazda truck, school colors.
  • What's your favorite sports team? None -- who cares about sports?


Dante Fiorenza - Fine Wine Specialist

  • Where did you grow up? Boston, MA.
  • What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Playing in my band -- The Sea Merchants.
  • What would people be surprised to know about you? I can skate like Wayne Gretsky.
  • One thing I'd really love to learn to do is. . . Speak fluent Italian.
  • Family? Big, loud and loving family: Italian (Dad's side), Irish (Mom's side).


Mike Galkin - Fine Wine Specialist

  • How long have you been in the food and beverage industry? Since I was a little boy I remember dusting bottles in my family’s liquor store in Venice, California, about a block from present day Muscle Beach.
  • What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? I’m an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy novels. I also enjoy working with computers, I’ve built my last several PCs.
  • Family? A wife and teenage son.
  • What’s your favorite sports team? The University of Arizona Wildcat Basketball team.


Mike Gross - Fine Wine Specialist

  • Where were you born/raised? Racine, Wisconsin
  • What would people be surprised to know about you? I moved to Florida right out of high school to open the Animal Kingdom park at Walt Disney World.
  • What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? I enjoy travel, concerts and sporting events and I play Texas Hold-em as a hobby.
  • How long have you been in the food and beverage industry? 15 years, 10 behind the bar.


Brian Lanz - Back Office Manager

  • What would people be surprised to know about you? I watch chic flicks.
  • What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? Hang out with family and friends.
  • Do you have any hobbies? Gardening.
  • Family? They’re all a little crazy.
  • What do you like best about working for Action? Not totally being sure what is going to happen day to day. We all work together to get things done.


David Lanz - Warehouse Supervisor

  • Where were you raised? Mesa, Arizona.
  • What do you like most about working for Action? Driving all over Arizona.
  • What would people be surprised to know about you? I don't really watch television.
  • What's your dream job? Archaeologist.
  • If you were eating your last meal, what would it be? Steak & lobster.


Kyle Lindquist - Fine Wine Specialist

  • Where were you raised? Nebraska.
  • Family? Two brothers, a sister and whole bunch of nieces and nephews.
  • Do you have any hobbies? I like to brew beer, read philosophy books and work out.
  • What would people be surprised to know about you? I like time by myself, peaceful meditation.
  • What’s your favorite sports team? Nebraska Football and Manchester United Soccer.


Toby Perry, CSW - Key Account Manager

  • Where did you grow up? Salt Lake City, Utah
  • How long have you been in the food & wine industry? 18 years
  • What do you like most about working for Action? Small company, very team oriented.
  • What’s your favorite sports team? White Sox, 49ers, Penguins, Phoenix Suns
  • What’s your dream job? Film and wine critic wrapped into one job!


Mickey Sarkett, CSW - Managing Partner

  • Where were you raised? Born in Flagstaff and raised in Prescott.
  • What would people be surprised to know about you? I’m 100% Hungarian.
  • What your favorite sports team? Arsenal F.C. – English Premier League Soccer.
  • What do you like most about working for Action? The sense of team and family. Being part of a growing company.
  • Do you have any hobbies? Backpacking, hiking, cooking.


Ryan Shepherd - Managing Partner

  • Do you have any hobbies? Just love getting outside and spending time with my son. . oh yea, and building little ships in bottles.
  • Do you have any special certifications? Certified insane.
  • What do you like most about working for Action? Empowerment, the family feel of the team and being surrounded by rational people.
  • What would people be surprised to know about you? I’m really shy.
  • What’s your dream job? To be the Prophet on a small compound.


Gaylon Tackett - Delivery Driver

  • Where did you grow up? Anadarko, Oklahoma
  • What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? I enjoy the peace and quiet of home.
  • Do you have any hobbies? Relaxing.
  • What's your dream job? Working a security post & driving the big rigs.
  • What was your first automobile? '76 Ford Elite, 2 door.

 

Malissa Martin - Fine Wine Specialist

  • Where were you born and raised? Tucson.
  • Family? Two kids and a hubby.
  • What do you enjoy doing when not working? Exercise, Family time, Boat, Read.
  • How long have you been in the food/wine industry? Most of my life.
  • Any certifications? Sommelier Level 1

 

Megan Hawley - Delivery Driver

  • What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?  Watching movies.
  • What is your favorite sports team?  AZ Cardinals.
  • What is your favorite wine in the book? Moscato
  • What's your dream job? Philanthropist for when I when the lottery.
  • What was your first automobile? Chrysler

 

Nick Frei - General Sales Manager

  • Where were you born?  Denver, Colorado.  Raised in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • How long have you been in the food/wine industry?  20 years restaurant and distribution.
  • Any Certifications?  CSW, AWS
  • Any Hobbies?  Music, sports, movies, food
  • Favorite place to relax?  Flagstaff

 

Stephen Salinas - Delivery Driver