Our guest this morning is Heidi Butzine. Heidi is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, wine aficionado and shop local maven.
Her most recent book, Shop Local: A Practical Pain-Free Guide to Shopping with Purpose, is part of her personal mission to get more people to support local businesses everywhere and strengthen the communities where they work and live.
She runs several of her own businesses and works with organizations based around her passion for writing and travel, her love of wine and her desire to help small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed.
She is the founder of ShopLocal.us and Certified Locally Owned™ and creator of Wineopolis® Citizen's Guide wine travel book series.
As a Certified Wine Expert and Certified Specialist of Wine, Heidi has also written several books related to wine and spirits education.
In her role as Program Director, Heidi oversees online education and certification for wine and spirits career training programs offered by Bartenders Association International.
Heidi earned her executive MBA from UCLA and her bachelors degree from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills.
Heidi is a Southern California native who lives in Redondo Beach where she grows Zinfandel grapes, dabbles in photography, painting and garagiste winemaking in her spare time.
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