Meet The Team
Larry & Karen Cress
While traveling through Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand and other exotic lands, Larry and Karen began to dream about beautiful vineyards and perhaps even making wine. That dream became a reality in 2009 when Wild Stallion Vineyards was born!
Come and visit WSV and capture the vision that we have cast. It is our hope that you will want to gather around friends–both old and new–and family and make a lifetime of unforgettable memories with us.
Payton Kircher –Event Manager
Payton graduated in 2019 from Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor’s in Hospitality Administration with a focus on Event Planning. Payton, her husband Zac, and fur baby Kobe moved to The Woodlands to pursue their careers and be closer to family. She loves planning events, and creating experiences for people to remember forever!
Chef Evert Kennedy
My name is Evert Kennedy, I’m a Graduate of LeNotre Culinary School, and spent most of my professional life in kitchens. Passion for great food was instilled in me since I was a kid. Food and my family are the most important things for me. I’m honored to be apart if the wild stallion Vineyards team and look forward to cooking for you!
Event Coordinator and Marketing Director
Audrey graduated from Texas A&M University in 2020 with a degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences. She obtained certificates in Professional Event Management, Hospitality Management, and Tourism Management.
Audrey’s passion in life has always been to work with people. Getting into the event industry has helped her pursue her dream!
“Being in events and marketing is so rewarding and fun and I love to meet all the new people!”
Emily joined the Wild Stallion Vineyards team earlier this year, but isn’t new when it comes to planning beautiful and memorable events. She is passionate about public relations and building connections with people. In her free time she loves spending time with her friends, family, husband, and dog Tali. Any chance she gets, she’s trying to catch a Houston sports game!
She is so excited to work with future clients.
Joel and Sue Meder
Wine Club Specialists
Tasting Room Ambassadors
After several years of retirement from oil companies, Joel & Sue are now fully engaged in following one of their live’s greatest pleasures… Sharing their passion for fantastic wines with Wild Stallion Vineyard Wine Club members and tasting room visitors. Their attention to detail and hospitality provides our wine club members and visitors with and an extraordinary wine tasting and club membership experience.