Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 5 minutes 2 seconds


August 8, 2023


This interview is with Jana McKamey of the Oregon Winegrowers Association. In this interview, Jana speaks about her wine journey and path to finding a career associated with wine.

Jana talks about growing up in Wyoming as a Finnish dual citizen, and how she eventually found herself working in international relations and diplomacy. She then dives into her careers, which ranged from being part of the European Union to working in a little wine bar in London.

Later in the interview, Jana shares how she now found herself in Portland and working for the Oregon Winegrowers Association. She then dives into her personal and professional aspirations for the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at VIDA Coworking in Portland on August 8, 2023.


Some oral history interviews are conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.


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