SOE Award Recipient
2019 • Media & Communications •
"Trust in yourself despite any fears. Do your homework. Ask questions, engage, listen and learn. Keep your eyes open and be prepared to swerve when necessary."
Jamie began her professional career working in local television while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Communications at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Following a year with the Experiment in International Living Independent Study program in London, England, she was one of two recipients awarded the Harris Foundation Professional Internship with PBS affiliate WTTW-TV in Chicago. From Chicago she relocated to New York City working as a freelancer with various production companies. Several years later Jamie moved to Los Angeles and eventually joined the startup team of what was then called Lifetime Cable Network “Television for Women” where she bridged the programming and advertising sales departments in developing sponsor-supported, short-form programming. Over a drink, Jamie was dared by a associate to come up with a concept for a direct response campaign for Nintendo. She took the dare and shortly thereafter launched her first company with Nintendo as a client. A documentary project on California’s wine region produced by Jamie’s company inspired her to launch Hollywood & Wine in 2004. Hollywood & Wine is an integrated marketing communications, brand development, and sales management agency geared to limited production, family owned California-based wineries, as well as to others in fields of hospitality.