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CONSTANCE McDERBY - FOUNDER/CO-PRODUCER
Combine a passion for culinary and wine events with twenty-plus years in media (television, radio, agency & print) and Food & Vine Time Productions is born.Constance loves to share her love of food and wine and remove the mystique and pretentiousness of wine & food tasting.A born networker, Constance is always “on the go” building personal and business relationships.As a commitment to her faith and desire to share, every Food & Vine Time event donates a portion of the proceeds to local charities.
CLIFTON McDERBY - FOUNDER/CO-PRODUCER
Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Clifton was introduced to “show business” at the New Orleans Boat Show.Working with his dad, the McDerby’s built the show into one of the largest boat shows in the nation.During off season, Clifton developed a retail Christmas decoration business for hotels, casinos, country clubs and commercial buildings.Clifton’s success led to business and marketing consulting and finally to the fruition of his wife’s lifelong dream of Food & Vine Time Productions.

DYLAN BOLLINGER BLATTER - Director of Operations
Dylan joined Food & Vine Time Productions in 2010 as a part time, short term assistant. Within three months she was promoted to full time, then promoted to Office Manager and again to Director of Operations because of her innate ability and skill set of running and organizing the daily business of the office. Dylan receives accolades from vendors, restaurants, sponsors and professionals in the wine, beer and culinary world for her thorough manner and calm, easy-going demeanor. Her Director of Operations role is charged with invoicing, exhibitor communications, coordination and preparation of event logistical elements as well volunteer team oversight. On-site, she is a trouble shooter and Jack of All Trades. She is core to the very essence of Food & Vine Time Productions.

DEBRA FORD - Ford & Company
Marketing Officer for BrewMasters and Wine & Food Week

Debra is an energetic, marketing guru who is passionate about consumer marketing and events, blending creativity with analytical rigor. Honored nationally and locally for marketing campaigns, her extensive experience includes strategic oversight of marketing, media relations, large-scale signature events and fundraising. Hand-picked by market leaders to establish long-term strategic marketing plans, Debra has developed and implemented strategic marketing, fundraising, and business plans for a wide range of businesses, including not-for-profit organizations, international attractions, real estate ventures, technology start-ups, retail, and hospitality organizations. She enjoys tough new challenges. An ardent food truck fan, Debra co-founded Haute Wheels Houston - The Food Truck Festival and is a Team Leader at Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival.

SHERRI SEGARI - Director of Culinary Affairs

Sherri started with Food & Vine Time Productions in 2004 as a volunteer; at the time she was an Executive Recruiter working with Fortune 1000 Companies placing Executive level candidates from all industries and fields of endeavor, both in the United States and Internationally. Sherri has worked across various industries with companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Discovery Communications, McKesson and United Health Group. In 2009 Sherri was hired to fulfill the role of Culinary Director for all of the FVTP events. Sherri continued to work as an Executive Recruiter in conjunction with her role of Culinary Director until 2014. Currently, Sherri is the Culinary Director of Wine & Food Week and Culinary Stars while she continues to freelance on various projects. Sherri is the tie that binds the culinary components of our Chef's creations to the guests that flock to Wine & Food Week and Culinary Stars. Sherri's efforts smooth the way for Chefs and restaurants to showcase their offerings in the very best light while handling the behind the scenes needs all with a beautiful and genuine smile. "To me wine and food is all about discovery, enjoyment and bringing people together to create memorable experiences. It has been a rewarding experience to work with Food & Vine Time Productions as they bring this discovery to events. I place immense value on the lasting friendships that I have cultivated along the way and I have learned so much along my journey.

ED LIEBLICK - Clifton’s Butler / Research Rabbit
Ed began volunteering for Food & Vine Time Productions in 2009 and has participated in nearly every event of the past 11 years. Ed's background is in broadcasting as he served as program/content manager for major radio stations throughout the United States. After retiring from broadcasting in 2014, Ed became a full-time staff member at Food & Vine Time Productions. Ed supports the office with IT challenges, supplies research, sales support, accounting, managing of ticket holder issues and communications, vendor relations, food truck recruitment and is the stage and AV manager at events. A born "schmoozer," no-one has more fun than Ed at Food & Vine Time Productions events, except, perhaps the people he serves.

JENNIFER THOMSON - Procurement Specialist / Production Manager

Jennifer Thomson has been involved with Wine & Food Week for the past 12 years as the Inventory Procurement Specialist. Jennifer sources supplies, equipment, furniture rentals, décor rentals, lighting & AV equipment, chef equipment, chef food, staff apparel, sponsorship gifts, attendee items and special requests. Jennifer organizes the logistics with sponsorships, hotel management, event site management, grocers, food supply companies, numerous vendors and rental companies prior, during and after the event week. Jennifer is onsite during each Wine & Food Week event to guarantee delivery, set up and answer any questions. Jennifer loves onsite problem solving and being hands on when it comes to event work. You can usually find her unloading or loading her own SUV with supplies! Jennifer has over 22 years experience in event management and has a BA in Psychology from Texas State University. Jennifer resides in The Woodlands with her husband, Carlton, and their 3 very busy children.

LYNNIE BECK - Box Office Manager & Bookkeeper
Lynnie is an integral part of Food & Vine Time Productions. For the past six years, Lynnie and her team are the first and last impression at every FTVP event. After 14 years of working as a retail buyer, Lynnie decided to focus her attention on her son, Aaron, and became involved in local PTA executive boards, holding various positions including PTA President. After Aaron graduated, Lynnie began working as a contract bookkeeper and is now responsible for FVTP book-keeping as well as event check-in. Lynnie and her husband, Roy, reside in Katy.

TRINA ROSE – Volunteer Coordinator
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times – Food & Vine Time Productions just couldn’t make our events happen without an amazing core of volunteers. Trina is perfectly suited to help round-up our crew and prepare them for our events. As an experienced Human Resources Specialist, Trina has paired her passion for volunteering with her professional experience to recruit, train and maintain a great group of volunteers for Food and Vine Time Productions. Trina joined Food and Vine Time in 2015 as the Volunteer Coordinator and continues to build relationships with our amazing core of volunteers. When Trina is not corralling volunteers for Food and Vine Time Productions, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom Rose, and their growing family that includes three children, two sons-in-law and 4 grandchildren.
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