Ryan Bailey, a Sonoma County transplant, started his career while in high school at The General’s Daughter. While in college he fine-tuned his skills as a sommelier at The Kitchen, in Sacramento. Following his time at CIA-Greystone, Ryan pursued certifications in wine, beer, and sake. In 2013, Ryan joined the team at NoMad in New York City, and quickly rose to the rank of Head Sommelier. He now leads the Los Angeles wine team, curating NoMad’s wine and beer program. In addition to working the floor, in partnership with the design firm Klein Agency, Ryan founded Portae—a company focusing on customizable service-related smallwares and more.