Our Staff

John Clerides – Owner

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John was raised listening to stories about his father’s childhood in a Cypriot mountainside village. He heard about how his grandfather looked after his family of nine by raising an assortment of animals, and by growing their own fruits and vegetables. His grandfather also tended their vines and made wine, along with their local moonshine which was nothing less than racing fuel. The seeds were planted for his curiosity about food and wine.

In 1977 his career began like any other good Greek Canadian, in the family restaurant. Ten years in the restaurant business gave John a strong foundation for working with people and listening to his customers. Painfully aware of the frustrations locals had by the limited selection of wines and indifferent service, John jumped at the opportunity to open Marquis Wine Cellars in 1986. Inspired by speaking with many of his seasoned wine friends and his readings John’s quest for knowledge began.

John has travelled extensively though Australia, Washington, Oregon, California, Italy, Spain, France and Austria, sourcing unique, flavourful, undiscovered wines. Even after 25 years his quest for discovery remains unabated. You will most likely find John in either one of three places, at Marquis Wine Cellars assisting his clients, in a vineyard or cellar somewhere in the wine world, or his most preferred location: at the local ice rink playing hockey.

Jon Ellison – General Manager
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Robert Bell – E-Commerce Manager
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Ken Parr – CFO
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Jennifer Grayson – Executive Assistant
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Chrystala Georgiou – Senior Sales Associate
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Jesse Richmond – Sales Associate & Buyer for South America
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Chris Cox – Sales Associate
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Lindsey Ail – Wine Club Director
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Tereza Roux – Corporate/Outside Sales
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Allen Li – Sales Associate
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Ellie Preston – Sales Associate
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Shawn Hamilton – Sales Associate
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Warren Letford – Sales Associate
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Chantal Schoch – Sales Associate
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Weicong Zhang – Sales Associate
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Sarah Sutton – Sales Associate
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