Mary Bruce Leigh


Summary of qualifications


Knowledge of the world’s major wine regions, winemaking andwinegrowing practices and specialized knowledge of the wine regions of Alsace,the Rhone Valley, the South of France, the Loire Valley and the Veneto.Experience in sales and customer relations. Research specialist. Cataloguingand content management skills. Inventory coordination and organization. Writing and language skills. Experience and comfortable with foreign cultures. Computer skills: familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and dataentry, and both Microsoft and Apple Operating Systems. Currently completing aCertificate in Winemaking for Distance Learners from the University ofCalifornia at Davis Extension.



French, Advanced proficiency in writing, reading, listening,and speaking

Spanish, Intermediate proficiency in reading, listening, andspeaking



Bachelor of Arts, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, December2003

Mathematics Major, French Minor,GPA 3.9 out of 4.0

Diplôme Avancéd’Études Françaises, Institute Internationale d’Études Françaises (AdvancedDiploma of French Studies, International Institute of French Studies),Strasbourg, France, June 2002

Focus onLanguage and Culture Studies

Certificate in Winemaking forDistance Learners, UC Davis Extension

WinemakingStudies—In Progress

Instructor Certification forBodyFlow of Les Mills International

Group FitnessClass—a choreographed mix of Tai Chi, Pilates and Yoga created by Les Mills.

Work experience


Sales Representative, Kysela Pèreet Fils, LTD., Winchester, Virginia

February 2008 – September2008


Logistical Assistant, Kysela Pèreet Fils, LTD., Winchester, Virginia

June 2006 – January 2008


Group Fitness Instructor, BodyFlow,Les Mills International

August 2007 – January 2008


Freelance Wine Columnist, France and Italy

September 2005 – May 2006


Wine Consultant, Chalet Party Shoppe, Elkhart County,Indiana

April 2003 – November 2004, March2005 – August 2005

·        Expert in the wine department to help customers choose wines

·        Consultant providing expertise in history and culture of wine

·        Organized wine tastings and seminars

·        Worked with distributors and importers to find new wines

·        Representative for international and local trade shows

·        Organized and catalogued collected resources

·        Worked in management office environment

·        Managed inventory for the wine buyer

·        Coordinated the mailing list


Editor and Graphic Artist, What Makes Mathematics Work,Barro Colorado Island, Republic of Panama

December 2004 – March 2005


Assistant Archivist, Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen,Indiana

January 2003 – November 2004


Researcher, Maple Scholars Research Program, Goshen College,Goshen, Indiana

June 2001 – August 2001

·       Conducted a research project in Group Theory, focusing on the SymmetryGroups

·       Researched the mathematical structure and artisticrepresentations of the Symmetry Groups

·       Studied the work of Dutch artist M.C. Escher based in theSymmetry Groups

·       Lectured regularly on research progress