Everything is better with butter"Julia Child
Butter Communications lives on California's creative edge where food & wine fuse. Our team's diverse talents and tastes create exciting, seductive, multi-platform campaigns for artisan food and wine producers. We reach new customers with fresh messages while respecting history and roots. Our areas of expertise include product and brand design, creative event planning and execution, content marketing for social media and online campaigns, engaging copy, and focused print. Everything is better with Butter.
Lynne brings culinary expertise in food education and specifically to the renaissance of artisanal cheeses. Currently she manages marketing & PR for two esteemed Northern California cheese producers, Laura Chenel’s Chèvre and Marin French Cheese. Past roles include Director of Education and national spokesperson for the California Milk Advisory Board, founder of California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, and founding president of the California Artisan Cheese Guild. With Ian White she founded Butter Communications in 2006, spreading the word about sublime artisan cheese to curious consumers.
Ian has diverse experience in marketing, sales, multi-platform media campaigns, brand creation + development, social media, and events. Specializing in wine and artsan foods for the last 7 years, his work experiences range from writing for Lonely Planet Travel Guides and Wine Enthusiast to developing, branding, and selling wine projects. He is the Wine Country Director for San Francisco Magazine and Napa Sonoma Magazine , Editor–Napa Valley Life (INK), VP Communications – International Food and Wine Society, Board member – Napa Library, and lives in Napa Valley with his wife Ariana.
Michael has an extensive background in consumer lifestyle, print, and broadcast media. His experiences ranges from founding a successful communications firm to launching and owning several magazine titles, including Napa’s own "Wine Country Living". Michael has the knowhow, expertise, background and network to support clients in every arena, from wine and hospitality to culinary and architectural design, using multiple platforms and media. Michael currently resides in St. Helena with his wife and three children, is actively involved with several local charities, and dedicates much of his spare time to learning about wine, the industry that supports it, and noodling on his guitars.
Julia has a background in event design and client management. With a passion for wine, food, and photography she moved to Napa Valley. For the last 5 years she has worked with non-profits in Orange County, CA to execute events, design collateral materials, and sell sponsorships.