Rich Burton is the winemaker and one of the two proprietors of Locus Wines. Rich’s story is quite usual: Boy goes to University of Washington (a husky), gets a Finance degree and then a corporate job, and then grows up. Somewhere along the way, he finds his passion (wine). He starts making wine even before getting his Oenology certificate from Washington State University (a cougar, too). Like we said, quite usual.
Ton Yazici is the general manager and the other proprietor of Locus Wines. He comes from a diverse product management background, with a passion for wine and food. He may be managing the marketing and operations for Locus, but he secretly wants to be a chef when he grows up: He is instructing (hospitality, wine, management) at Seattle Culinary Academy while running a catering company, ESCA.