Rhonda began her career in the wine industry working for various Wine Wholesalers throughout the mid-Michigan area. After 22 years working in many different capacities, Rhonda broke away and started her own wine brokerage company called BevNet Marketing in 1998. She successfully represented and built new markets for a few national and imported brands throughout the region.
In 2001, Rhonda added Chateau Grand Traverse to her mix of products and it grew to become her leading brand. In 2007, Chateau Grand Traverse hired Rhonda to represent its brand exclusively to wholesalers, chains, retail stores and restaurants. Rhonda worked to establish Chateau Grand Traverse as a top 10 brand in the State of Michigan.
According to Rhonda, “It has been a joy to help the O’Keefe family in their endeavor to promote world-class wines in the state of Michigan and beyond. I look back on the past 15 years with the winery and family with many fond memories, and look forward to assisting their growth in the future.” Rhonda lives on a small farm in rural Clinton County (mid-Michigan) with her husband, Roger, and an assortment of four legged friends.