Barbara Moran, Wine Enthusiast, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
FJ: What lead you to creating your company?
T&B: I’m not sure it was a conscious thought. I landed in the wine industry by default. When you have 500 vines on your property and get involved with someone who has been “doing wine” for more than 25+ years; my business experience and background just lent itself to what we’re doing today, Wine Resources LLC, a fully operational winery in the Lancaster, Antelope Valley area, with Thief & Barrel Tasting Room on the front of the house.
The other side of the conversation might be, I’m not a great employee and have worked for myself for a very long time. My business focus for almost 20 years has been business consulting, marketing, networking and overall business development.
FJ: What was your key driving force to become an entrepreneur?
T&B: As I commented above, I realized early on, I’m not a great employee. I don’t do the 8 to 5 or 9 to 5 process very well. I don’t mind working late into the night and often find that to be my most productive time. Not many corporate jobs will allow you to work, on your own, at midnight. I enjoy working with others, being part of a team, but also work very well on my own and interacting if, when and as needed. I also enjoy working from my patio table or having my dogs at my feet.