Murphy-Goode Winery Selects Lindsay Perry and Veronica Hebbard for "A Really Goode Job"
After Receiving over 7,000 Inspiring Applications, Sonoma County Winery Hires Two Top Candidates to Pursue Their Wine Industry Dream Jobs.
Murphy-Goode, the Sonoma County winery that launched "A Really Goode Job" nationwide job search in March 2021, is pleased to announce that Lindsay Perry in Austin, TX and Veronica Hebbard in Orlando, FL, has been selected as the newest employees of Murphy-Goode and are the winners of A Really Goode Job. They will begin their dream job journeys at Murphy-Goode on Sept. 1, 2021, shadowing winemaker Dave Ready, Jr. before moving into separate roles that align with their respective interests and expertise. Each will receive a $10,000 salary per month, 1 year rent-free in Healdsburg, and a year's supply of Murphy-Goode wine.
Throughout this nationwide job search, Murphy-Goode received over 7,000 creative and inspiring applications from around the world. Finally, in July, the winery selected the top 17 finalists. Welcomed them to Healdsburg for interviews and wine country exploration. The candidates had the opportunity to meet with Murphy-Goode winemaker Dave Ready, Jr., Murphy-Goode employees and fellow candidates.
Murphy-Goode looks forward to welcoming Lindsay and Veronica to the team. Working closely with them to make their wine industry dream jobs a reality. Both candidates stood out throughout the application process due to their passion for wine, creativity, humor, and drive. "When we started on this journey, we cast the net wide to find candidates with unique experiences and points of view." "I'm looking forward to working with Lindsay and Veronica this harvest, but also learning from each of them and seeing what new ideas they will bring to the job," said winemaker Dave Ready, Jr.
A Yardley, Pennsylvania native, but currently lives in Austin, Texas, is working in sports marketing. Lindsay received scholarships to complete her WSET Level I & II through Wine Unify and the Roots Fund in 2020 and 2021, respectively, and she is looking to add her diverse voice to the ever-changing wine world. "Working for Murphy-Goode Winery will present a unique challenge and represent a big pivot in my life. I'll be jumping into the wine industry in the best way possible. Having the opportunity to shadow Dave, learn to make wine, and grow professionally through this year of exploration, will change the trajectory of my life," Perry said. View Lindsay's application video here.
Originally from Montgomery, New York, makes her way to Sonoma in Orlando, Florida. She currently works as an engineer in the themed entertainment industry. As an engineer by trade, Veronica is most excited about being immersed in the science of winemaking exploring sustainability and innovation initiatives. "When the opportunity presented itself, I thought it was the most interesting way to make wine approachable for people who weren't already in the industry. Joining Murphy-Goode will provide me the opportunity to navigate and harness this energy and passion and steer it into where my role might be in the wine industry," Hebbard said. View Veronica's application video here.
"A Really Goode Job"
First launched in 2009, became a revolutionary campaign to create a real job opportunity in the wine industry during economic distress and high unemployment. Today, as the country faces new challenges, creating access and viable career opportunities is more important than ever. So Murphy-Goode cast the net wide and launched the job search to find candidates from across the country who want to follow their passion and land their dream job in the wine industry.
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