Randall’s career in hospitality began in California and carried him to England where he ran restaurants and imported wine before returning to the United States continuing his career in hospitality and pursuing his passion for further wine knowledge. This thirst carried him to the Court of Master Sommeliers and after studying fervently for his exams, he passed the Master Sommelier exam in 2005.


Soon after he was offered a position in the Los Altos Golf & Country Club where he became their General Manager and subsequently attained the title of Certified Club Manager, a special designation in the private club industry and becoming the only person in the United States to have achieved both MS and CCM designations.


Providing exceptional service to all members and guests of the Los Altos Golf & Country Club, Randall uses his unique talents to enhance his members’ experiences. Randall loves sharing his knowledge and expertise with the private club industry, special clients and aspiring sommeliers.

Where are you working currently and how has being a MS supported you in your current role?


I am currently managing a private club and transitioning into my own start-up. I have always admired those who strive to educate themselves and have helped mentor people from all over the hospitality and private club sector.


What advice do you give those who are pursuing certification?

My advice: always have an open mind as you never know when a special experience or a meeting with a helpful person will happen.