Ryan Bailey, a Sonoma County transplant, started his career while in high school at one of Sonoma’s best restaurants, The General’s Daughter. After studying and working in physical therapy, Ryan redirected his career towards his passion in wine and continued his formal education at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena. Following his time at CIA, Ryan pursued certifications in wine, beer, and sake. In 2013, Ryan joined the team at NoMad in New York City, and quickly rose to the rank of Head Sommelier. He now leads the Los Angeles wine team and curates NoMad’s entire wine and beer program.