The Dodon team brings vision, passion, and perseverance to craft rich, balanced aromatic wines that express the qualities of our site.
Polly Pittman, co-owner
Polly grew up at Dodon when it was still a tobacco farm. After 16 years in Argentina, where she worked in human rights and raised her three daughters, she was excited to return home. Polly and Tom moved to Dodon in 2005 where they now work with her extended family to preserve the farm. Polly is also a professor of health policy at George Washington University.
Tom Croghan, co-owner and winemaker
Growing up on a small farm in north central West Virginia, Tom grew to appreciate the rhythms of nature, the joy of hard work, and the importance of place. He brings these early lessons, as well as those from a successful career in medicine, immunology and business, to create wines that reflect the unique soil and the site.
Regina Mc Carthy, director of client services
An Anne Arundel County native, Regina graduated with a degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations. She spent three years as Marketing Coordinator for the Maryland Wineries Association, a year working in farm to table food aggregation followed by two years representing premium wine and spirit brands. Regina is certified by Wine and Spirits Education Trust at Level 2, and she is the author of Maryland Wine: A Full-Bodied History.
Nick Maliska, vineyard manager & cellar master
Nick brings an extensive knowledge of horticulture to the team. Shortly after graduating in economics from Middlebury College, he decided farming was his calling. He interned on organic vegetable farms in Florida and Virginia, and eventually started his own CSA in Maryland.
Lucie Morton, Consulting Viticulturist
Trained in Montpellier, Lucie is known around the world for her work on rootstocks, grapevine identification, and fungal pathogens. She is a leading proponent of painstaking attention to the soil and meticulous canopy management to produce healthy vines that resist disease and ripen well.
Steve Blais, consulting winemaker
Steve is a winemaker-consultant at Michel Rolland Consulting. He received his Oenology degree from the University of Bordeaux and has consulting experience in 9 countries with more than 40 grape varieties. Steve brings a wealth of knowledge to our vineyard team and an innate skill for blending in the cellar.
Rene Martinez, vineyard & winery associate
Rene grew up on a family farm and is passionate about working the land. A sharp mind and eagerness to learn have quickly made him a central member of our team, spanning both vineyard and winery activities, depending on the time of year.
Roberto Gomez, vineyard & winery associate
Roberto joined the team in the summer of 2014 with past work in the restaurant and landscaping sectors. Originally, a farmer from Chiapas, Mexico, his love for plants and keen eye have quickly made him the chief disease inspector.
Mario Amaya-Rubio, vineyard associate
Mario grew up in Morazán, El Salvador, milking cows on a dairy farm. He joined the team at Dodon in the summer of 2016. His positive attitude and easy smile keeps the rest of the team in good spirits during long days in the vineyard.