Dilworth Team

Deborah Monauni

- General Manager

Deborah, also known as Deb, is originally from the Tampa Bay Florida area but has been living in North Carolina for over 20 years. She has an Art and Design degree from St. Petersburg College but found herself at home in the Hospitality industry since she was 18. She's worked as a bartender, server, and manager at many different establishments over the years including beach bars, country clubs, and breweries. Deb is excited to be part of the Foxcroft Wine Co. team as the Dilworth General Manager!  In her free time, Deb can be found sipping beer & wine at home with her 3 adorable cats. 

Kadijah Jordan

- Assistant General Manager

Kadijah has always been a foodie ever since her grandma taught her how to cook. She went to culinary school and received her Culinary Associate's Degree. After graduating she decided to continue her education and earn a bachelor's degree in Food Service Management. She has been in the hospitality industry her entire working life. She first got interested in wine while working at a private country club as a bartender, front desk associate, server, and private events staff. She enjoyed tasting wine and cheese at work and became interested in learning more. Kadijah studied wine and was awarded WSET level 1 and 2 and is currently studying for the level 3 exam. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, relaxing at the lake and traveling. She also enjoys music and singing. 

Keely Rosenthal

- Events Manager & Wine Buyer

Keely has been in the hospitality industry for her entire working life. Her experience ranges from working in local restaurants, to corporate and boutique hotels and private country clubs. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University with a B.S. Degree in Hotel Management, Keely continued on to complete her certification with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Keely’s personal passions include activities such as hiking, biking, riding horses, and reading at eccentric coffee shops. She is originally from Washington State.

Mary-Kate Reid

- Marketing Manager

Mary-Kate (MK) has a background as the one-woman marketing department for diverse industries from textiles to pet care but has found a home in hospitality with Foxcroft Wine Co & Dot Dot Dot Cocktail Lounge. She works diligently behind the scenes for all locations and is quick to brag about her talented, knowledgeable, and friendly co-workers. Since 2019, she has played a central role in developing the Foxcroft brand and digital presence. MK enjoys all her fun and diverse marketing projects including all things creative, social media, graphic design, event marketing, community outreach and more - all while learning about the world of wine, cocktails, and top notch cuisine. She’s grateful for a career that feels more like a hobby and co-workers that feel more like friends. During her free time, MK can be found kayaking on Lake Norman, creating abstract gold leaf paintings, sipping wine on her front porch, and hanging out with Walter, her golden retriever and personality doppelgänger.

Amanda Spring 

Ecommerce Manager

Amanda got her start in the restaurant industry as a pastry chef. After graduating from Johnson and Wales University and working in a kitchen she quickly learned that that was not the place for her. She spent the next 10 years managing restaurants and retail shops. Here she found her passion for wine and enjoys teaching others about the world of wine. On her off time she enjoys photography and going to hockey and football games. 

Shawn Paul

- Wine Operations Director

Shawn Paul is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and holds certification in Advanced Blind Tasting from the American Sommelier Society. A native of central Maine, Shawn studied Classics, Philosophy and French at Clark University in Worcester, MA and spent an academic year in Dijon, France. Shawn has more than 15 years of experience in Food & Beverage management, with nearly 10 as a professional sommelier and beverage director in New York City at Michelin starred restaurants. Prior to leaving New York for North Carolina, Shawn worked as an Associate Specialist in the wine department of the international auction house Christie's.

In North Carolina Shawn has worked as the Wine Buyer and Wine Room Manager for Dean & Deluca and later General Manager and Beverage Director at Corkbuzz by Master Sommelier Laura Maniec. With Foxcroft Wine Co. Shawn works as Wine Operations Director where he oversees purchasing, education and professional development. Shawn lives in Matthews, NC with his wife Heather and sons Oliver and Emmett.

Conrad Hunter

- CEO

An 8th generation Charlotte native, Conrad Hunter spent the better part of the 80s and 90s as a professional touring musician and recording studio owner. His serious love of wine began inn 1988 as a byproduct when helping a friend open Charlotte’s first open kitchen brasserie, The Artist’s Cafe. Growing disillusioned with the collapse of the music industry in the late 90s Hunter sold his studio and launched a new career in the wine business. His first Foxcroft Wine Co. opened in 2004 in the heart of Charlotte’s Foxcroft neighborhood. After 15 years, he’s still at it, leading the expansion of Foxcroft Wine Co. into multiple locations as well as it's sister business, the award-winning Dot Dot Dot, Charlotte’s classic cocktail lounge.