Jennifer Holbrook Stone, Wedding/Event Planner

Jennifer Holbrook Stone is an Wedding/Event Planner.  Jennifer doesn't just plan any weddings, she plans the over the top type of weddings and events.  Here is what Jennifer says about her career path:  
I thoroughly enjoyed my four years of High School at VHS.   I played the clarinet in the marching and symphonic bands under Bill Gantt which was honestly one of the highlights of my time at VHS.  I was very active in ASB and served many positions in office during my Sophomore-Senior years.  I wasn’t ready to go away to college when I graduation, so I headed to the JC where I quickly realized that I wasn’t ready to go back to school just yet.  I ended up landing a receptionist position at a very high end winery shortly after graduation, where I spent four years working and ended up in a Sales & Marketing position.  I also met my husband there so that was a nice perk!   I decided to go back to school and spent a couple of years just taking a class or two a semester while working, then finally made the leap to quit my job and go back to Sonoma State full time to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing.  I also had our first child shortly after starting at SSU, so those were some busy years!  A girlfriend of mine suggested I get a part time job at the very famous French Laundry restaurant just to get out of the house a little bit.  I started as a hostess a couple of nights a week, then upon college graduation, was offered the position as Director of Special Events, handing the private dining for The French Laundry and Bouchon restaurants.  That was an amazing experience that led to my meeting a high end wedding planner here in town.  I was pregnant with our second daughter at the time and knew I wouldn’t be going back to the restaurant once she was born.  She offered me a job working with her just on the occasional wedding weekends and I spent a year and a half working alongside her, learning about the business.   We realized a partnership just wasn’t working for either of us and went our separate ways.  That’s when I decided to go out on my own and I’ve been happily self employed for almost nine years now.  I have always been a natural party planner and hostess by nature, so looking back it’s fitting that I ended up where I am, but if you had told me back in High School what I would be doing now I would never have believed you!  But I wouldn’t change a thing.  
Jennifer lives in Napa with her husband Scott and daughters Bailey and Sophie. 

Kristen Shinnamon Baker, Architect

Kirsten Shinnamon Baker is an architect at Signum Architecture, designing custom homes and wineries in the Napa Valley. She loves working with an awesome team of designers and consultants, and her favorite part of the job is seeing the building take shape in the field. Before joining Signum, Kirsten worked in the New York and San Francisco offices of SOM, a large multi-disciplinary firm. She was raised in the Napa Valley where her family roots run deep and her enthusiasm for the locale is expressed in community service. Kirsten serves on the board of directors for Leadership Napa Valley, from which she graduated in 2015.

Kirsten graduated from Vintage High School in 2002. She completed her undergraduate studies at Scripps College and attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where she earned a Master of Architecture.

Ryan Gregory, Napa County Supervisor

Ryan Gregory is a lifelong Napa Resident. He was elected to the Board of Supervisors on November 8, 2016, his first run for elected office.  Ryan completed his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  He worked as Vice President of the local civil engineering firm RSA+ and resigned from the firm on December 29, 2016, to prioritize his job as Supervisor. Ryan has been a leader in the local engineering and design field. His specialty has been helping both nonprofit and for-profit builders provide new housing opportunities for people across the Napa community. Ryan has also been working on the Vine Trail and on various infrastructure projects for local municipalities.
Ryan’s has an extensive history of community involvement which includes service as the former Board Chair for the Napa Chamber of Commerce and Community Action Napa Valley. He has served as President of Leadership Napa Valley, the Napa Engineers Society and the Kiwanis Club of Napa. Ryan was actively involved as a member of the Vine Trail Engineering Committee, Joint City-County Affordable Housing Taskforce, the Airport Industrial Area Blue Ribbon Committee, the City of Napa Housing Element Update Committee 2007 and 2014, Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency’s (NCTPA) Highway 29 Citizens Advisory Committee, and the Downtown Napa Specific Plan Steering Committee.  Ryan was also an appointed member of the City of Napa’s Civil Service Commission.

In addition to elected office, Ryan continues to demonstrate his commitment to Napa County through service as a Board Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley and President of the Downtown Napa Property & Business Improvement District (PBID). He is also President of the Brother Can You Spare a Dime Community Baseball Outings organization and is the Friday Beverage Chair for the Napa Valley Wine Auction. 

Ryan and his wife, Laura, live in Napa with their two daughters: Sage and Sophia.

Dr. Jessie Maguire, Inaugural "Alumni Talks" Speaker

For our inaugural VHS "Alumni Talks" we welcomed Jessie Maguire, PT, DPT, VHS Class of 2008. Jessie was the perfect first speaker for this new program at Vintage. Her presentation was professional, thorough, and refreshingly honest. At Vintage, she participated in extracurricular activities including water polo, swimming, diving, and badminton. She was a part of the VHS marching band for all four years and was flute section leader in her senior year.  She also maintained a position on the honor roll all four years. Since graduating from Vintage she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Physiology with a minor in Anthropology in 2011 from the University of Arizona. In 2015 she graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Since 2015, she has been working at Napa Valley Physical Therapy Center in Napa as a staff Physical Therapist and has been working with the Vintage swimmers, divers, and water polo players on injury prevention.  

It's also an opportunity for our Alum to give back to the school community. These talks take place during their RTI period, which is on Wednesdays and Thursday between 9:40 am - 10:45 am.  

If you’re a VHS Alum and interested in participating in these talks, or know of someone who might be, please send us a short biography and your contact information to