Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, Hana-Lee has lived in cities up and down the West Coast, but is grateful to call the Central Coast her home, where she works as a full-time writer and journalist.
After graduating with degrees in Fine Art and Art History from Santa Clara University, Hana-Lee enjoyed a career in digital marketing and event coordination, working client-side at Google and agency-side managing digital marketing campaigns for AT&T, GoDaddy, and Expedia. A passion for wine and food led her to pursue her Specialist of Wine and Sommelier certifications before transitioning her creative background into a career in writing.
Today, Hana-Lee brings a wide range of experiences and perspectives to her work, utilizing her vast knowledge of the wine and food industries to help brands create and tell their stories. Her writing has appeared in various regional and national online and print publications, including 7×7, Edible and Santa Barbara Seasons. She also writes a column in the Santa Barbara Sentinel and is the author and photographer of her blog, Wander & Wine.
In her downtime, Hana-Lee loves to travel the world with her husband, stay active, take advantage of the local farmers’ markets, and will never say no to a good bottle of wine with friends.