A life-long resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, David graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Affairs with a specialization in Law and Public Policy. David began his professional career working for the Indiana State Republican Party as a Voter Name List Coordinator and subsequently as State Legislative Campaign Coordinator. In 1988, Governor Robert D. Orr named David a Sagamore of the Wabash for his service to the State of Indiana.
Enjoying the political arena, but not wanting to live and die by the election cycle, David pursued a career in governmental and regulatory affairs working as an intern and then Governmental and Regulatory Affairs Assistant for The Associated Group (aka Blue Cross Blue Shield of Indiana), and a Regulatory and Legislative Affairs Representative for ITT Educational Services, Inc., owner and operator of the ITT Technical Institutes.
After 15 successful years working in his field of study, David decided to pursue another passion and enter the wine industry. Prior to starting WOW, he spent six years selling premium wines and working as a sales manager for a small independent wholesale distributor based in Indianapolis.
Other Activities that David enjoys are going to auto races and movies, grilling food and enjoying it and fine wine with his friends and family.
A native of Jamestown, NY, Mr. Golando attended Murray State University in Murray, KY where he received a B.M.E. Degree. Upon completion of his undergraduate certificate, he traveled to Denton, TX, where he completed a M.M.E. Degree in Trumpet Pedagogy and Jazz Education. Daniel is currently the second trumpet player with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and personnel manager. He frequently performs in and around the central Indiana area. He is also a member of Keynote Brass. Outside of performing he taught band in the public schools for 24 years.
Daniel followed his passion for fine wines and made it his job. Before coming to W.O.W. Daniel worked at Tarkington’s(formerly in the Circle Center Mall) where he help the owner Ed Chamber’s teach a wine class called Vindianapolis.
Other Activities that Daniel shares a passion for include; skiing, cooking and travel. He is a member of the National Ski Patrol at Perfect North Slopes in Indiana. If you do not see him on Tuesday’s during the ski season, he is most likely on the slopes patrolling.
My interest in wine goes back to when my husband and I visited Napa in 1986. Sincee then, we have had the good fortune to visit wineries in France, Italy, Germany, Argentina, California, Oregon and Washington. After retiring from teaching middle school band for 35 years, I joined World of Wines as a sales representative. I thoroughly enjoy calling on accounts and sharing my love of wine. I also coninue to use my classical training in music by tutoring young people, as well as playing clarinette in the South Shore Orchestra in Valparaiso, Indiana.