Zephyr Conferences is a member of the Zephyr United family, which includes the tour companies Zephyr Adventures, Taste Vacations, and Travel Montana. We only engage in industries we love, including travel, fitness, food, wine, and beer.
Zephyr Adventures was founded in 1997 and has been running active tours around the world for over two decades. Because many of these tours were in beautiful wine regions, we created the Wine Bloggers Conference in 2008 as one of the world’s first niche blogging conferences. That was the start of Zephyr Conferences. We have expanded since to operate Taste Vacations, which runs wine, beer, and food tours around the world, and Travel Montana, which operates vacations in our home state.
At Zephyr Conferences, we have a number of guiding principles:
- We only run conferences in industries we love: food, wine, and beer.
- We believe a gathering of like-minded, positive people can create an amazing experience for the participants. We specifically try to make our conferences fun as well as educational.
- We provide good value by focusing on what really matters to our attendees and skipping the small, expensive details that don’t really affect your satisfaction.
Zephyr Conferences has a small but dedicated staff of three including:
Allan Wright is Zephyr Conferences’ owner and president. He is involved with all five conferences as needed. Allan lived the past 14 years in Boulder, Colorado where, among other things, he started the food and drink blog Eat Drink Boulder. He now lives in the cute village of Sea Cliff outside New York City. Allan started Zephyr Adventures over two decades ago and also was the founder of Taste Vacations. See this article about Allan starting Zephyr for more information.
Sara Pletcher as Operations Manager pulls together all the logistical components of our five conferences. She is the one you communicate with once you’ve booked your registration or signed on as a speaker or sponsor. Sara lives in Magnolia, Delaware where she is Immediate Past President of Downtown Milford, Inc. If not Downtown, Sara’s at a nearby beach in Coastal Delaware or exploring a craft brewery with her Weimaraner puppy, Barley.
Sarah Wohlner is the Marketing Manager for all our conferences. She loves cooking, traveling and all things food in addition to some social media recipe blogging of her own. Growing up in the California Bay Area, she has always been immersed in a variety of food cultures and now is eager to expand her beer and wine knowledge and experiences.
If you attend our conferences, we look forward to meeting you in person!