California native Stephanie Cuadra is a writer, linguist and wine lover, whose personal and professional pursuits have drawn her to diverse corners of the globe—spanning the Americas, Europe, the South Caucasus and Asia. After graduating from Georgetown University in 1997, Stephanie joined the staff of The Daily Journal of Caracas, where she covered the first presidential campaign of populist leader Hugo Chavez Frías. Subsequently, as a freelance journalist in the United States, Stephanie contributed to various publications, including the Los Angeles Times. But it was a move to Italy which ultimately resulted in her fortuitous introduction to wine. From 2010 to 2016, she embraced the opportunity of a lifetime as head of worldwide communications and business development at Querciabella in Chianti Classico. Terrestoria is the result of the invaluable experience and insight gained in that role, behind the scenes of luxury wine marketing and global exports management.
Stephanie is the mother of five, dividing her time between Milan and her Marmalade District home in Salt Lake City, historic Pugsley Manor, once the residence of suffragist Elizabeth Pugsley Hayward, who introduced the bill ratifying the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution while serving in the Utah State Senate (1919-1922).