Top Fifty 'Really Goode Job' Applicants Named by Murphy-Goode Winery

Jun 26, 2009, 05:00 ET from Murphy-Goode Winery

$10,000 per month for wine social media gig

HEALDSBURG, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The list of candidates for Murphy-Goode Winery's "A Really Goode Job" Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent narrowed today from nearly 2,000 applicants to a Final 50--hailing from Los Angeles to Mars (Pennsylvania, that is).

The Top 50 job seekers represent an incredible talent pool of social media experts who share a passion for wine. (Their video applications can be viewed at

"A Really Goode Job," which has become an international phenomenon, will pay $10,000 a month for a six-month contract that includes housing in the heart of wine country. Throughout the course of the job the successful applicant will post dispatches about their wine country experiences though social media tools such as Facebook, blogs, internet videos and Twitter as well as traditional media.

The Top 50 are:

Atlanta, Georgia

Edmund Thralls; Hardy Wallace

Austin, Texas

Adam Beaugh

Boston, Massachusetts

Natasha Foy, (Nantucket); Rodney Gagnon; Rocky Slaughter; Ed Wozniak (Jamaica Plain)

Chicago, Illinois

Melissa Angio; Leena Trivedi-Grenier

Denver, Colorado

Rick Bakas (Broomfield); Adam Dyer

Forestville, California

Sue Bonzell

Groveport, Ohio

Amy Shropshire

Los Angeles, California

Daniella Bolzmann (Newport Beach); Casey Boshae, (Sherman Oaks); Frank Gutierrez; Todd Havens; Michael Nielson (Santa Ana); Kamary Phillips; Rachel Reenstra; Carolyn Scott (Glendale)

Mars, Pennsylvania

Dave Nelsen

Franklin, Tennessee

Randy Elrod

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Max Gold

New York, New York

Richard Boehmcke; Melissa Braverman; Amanda Casgar; Alan Chan; Nicholas Pandolfi (Brooklyn); Laura Schooling; Adam Sjoberg; Stefanie Smith (Brooklyn)

Oakland, California

Paul Horne

Paso Robles, California

Sarah Lacamoire

Sacramento, California

Chris Boicelli; Kris Vera-Phillips

Salt Lake City, Utah

Dave Morrissey

San Francisco, California

Craig Given; Tanya Melillo; Stephanie Quan; Derek Rast

San Jose, California

Clay Robeson

Seattle, Washington

Alina Brown (Bellingham); Teri Citterman; Eric Hwang (Edmunds); Annie Lee

Tampa, Florida

Taylor Eason; Jennifer Weber

Vista, California

Anna-Marie Abel

Washington, D.C.

Gabriel Kornblah

Murphy-Goode Winery will announce its Top 10 Finalists on July 7, then bring them to Healdsburg for fun and interviews from July 17-21. The Murphy-Goode Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent will be announced on July 21 and will begin work on August 15.

Murphy-Goode is a family-owned winery located in the heart of California's Alexander Valley. The winery motto is: "We take our wines seriously. Ourselves.... not so much." Visit

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