Carl Bolm


Carl had a vision when he purchased the picturesque Schreckengast Farm in 2002. He saw a classic venue for private events including special celebrations and business meetings. He later crafted a wine tasting bar and restaurant and, from there, the rest is history. Cedar Lake Cellars is a true reflection of Carl’s entrepreneurialism and love of nature.

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: Cabernet Sauvignon

Gabriella Bolm

Vice President

Gabriella brings an insightful vision to Cedar Lake Cellars based on her 25+ years of strategic planning expertise. She has a special take-charge touch that simultaneously resonates a captivating warmth mixed with powerful efficiency. Her business development skills are a step above extraordinary when it comes to driving growth for both the winery and event venue.

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: Pinot Noir

Kevin Hoffman

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin’s focus is on growing the overall operations of and providing the team with the support they need to ensure the winery’s continued success. He loves the tranquility of Cedar Lake Cellars but most of all is drawn to the passion the team brings with them every day to serve our guests and each other. Kevin’s favorite pastime is spending time with his amazing wife and three children.

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: Merlot


Scott Sutter

Vice President | Project Management

With 20+ years experience in the Missouri, Washington State and California wine industry, Scott has helped drive the customer experience of mid-western winery to a new level.  Scott’s passion is wine and he has crafted an award winning and versatile wine portfolio at Cedar Lake Cellars that keeps our visitors coming back for more!  

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: 2020 3 Swans Red Field Blend Napa Valley

Pepe Vantreece

Operations Manager

With more than 25 years of restaurant experience, Pepe helps create an enticing aura of serenity and style to please one and all. His unparalleled sense of energy, combined with his flawless industry know-how, leads to a truly exceptional beginning-to-end adventure for our valued guests.

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: Vignoles

Stephanie DiCiro

Event Sales Manager

Guests can breathe easily with Stephanie coordinating their event because special occasions are her forte. From small parties to spectacular weddings, she applies the same amount of professionalism and passion to everything she touches. She has an extensive background in event management and will always bring a high level of sophistication to your event.

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: Moscato

Patrick O’Brien

Kitchen Manager

Decision making plays a significant role in Patrick’s world. From creating a top-notch culinary program to training the kitchen staff, Patrick’s supervision and expertise – more than 20 years in the hospitality industry – extends to all food production for the main restaurant, catering, and special events. Rest assured that something is always cooking in Patrick’s kitchen.

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: Fire Truck

Amanda Hisserich 

Winery Manager

Amanda brings over 25 years of industry experience in addition to a warm inviting smile and a sense of pride in creating memorable experiences for all of the guests of Cedar Lake Cellars. As Winery Manager, Amanda oversees daily operations while strengthening and encouraging our team. When not at the winery enjoying the scenic grounds and quaint ambiance, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. 

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: Sauvignon Blanc

Rachel Pugh

Guest Experience Specialist

Rachel brings over 20 years of experience in the service and medical industry. Her charisma and charm instantly brings guest at ease and her compassion towards each client comes prevalent with every interaction. Her infectious smile keeps guests coming back and she truly makes sure every guest creates wonderful memories together. She loves animals and gardening in her spare time!

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: Sauvignon Blanc

Skyler Hilger

Office Manager / Company Trainer

Skyler is amazing at multitasking thanks to her keen organizational skills. Her can-do attitude adds to her efficiency, and she works very well with our guests.

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: 3 Swans Malbec, Paso Robles

Angel Henke

Winery Coordinator

Angel adds creativity to Cedar Lake Cellars. She is one of the most versatile and passionate staff members and she works with the public in the winery and Barrel Room, while helps plan private events. When you visit you’ll see her smile as she really enjoys her job.

Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: Almond Sparkling