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Staff Profiles

 The success of Liberty Wine Merchants is a direct result of the efforts of the amazing group of people that work for us. While our staff come from a diversity of backgrounds one thing we all share in common is an unyielding interest and passion for wines and spirits.

Store Managers:

Caroline Musselli - Point Grey
Graham Lecky - Graham Lecky
Rose Siemens - Willoughby Langley
Pierre Ruiz- Granville Island
Marc Reichertz- Commercial Drive
Warren Twocock- Ladner


Corporate Staff:

Robert Simpson - General Manager
Bell Siu - Controller
Alv - Marketing Manager
Alex Wade - Assistant Buyer/Executive Assistant
Paul Melis - Company Courier


Store Managers:

Point Grey - Caroline Musselli

Contact Caroline Musselli:
604-224-8050 or
Email Caroline
Or Assistant Manager
Nicholas Bird:

Email Nic

Born and raised in Sao Paulo Brazil, Caroline graduated with a degree in Journalism from Universidade Paulista. Her knowledge in communications laid a foundation to public relations work for celebrated companies such as Moët Hennessy, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire and some of Brazil’s well-renowned chefs, restaurants and hotels. 

With the intention of learning English abroad in 2008, Caroline and her husband visited Vancouver and fell in love with the city.  Caroline joined the Liberty team in 2010 and received her International Sommeliers Guild Diploma in the same year.   She also holds her D WSET designation having completed the program in 2015, and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

When she's not helping customers find the perfect bottle, Caroline spends time on her passions: ballet, being with her husband and their boy Antonio, and hanging out with her cat.

Lonsdale - Graham Lecky

Contact Graham Lecky:
604-925-3663 or
Email Graham
Or Assistant Manager

Email Stefano

Born and raised in Vancouver, Graham completed a Bachelor's degree in Biology from McGill and then went to work in the banking industry for over 6 years. While always being a wine lover, once Graham started working with Liberty Point Grey in 2011 part time he decided to make a career change.

Graham was promoted to Assistant Manager at the Point Grey location in 2013 and then to Acting Manager in 2016 and now Manager of the new Lonsdale location in North Vancouver. Graham completed his WSET Level 3 in 2016.

In his spare time, Graham enjoys cooking, hosting dinner parties, curling and taking his dog Clarence for walks. He looks forward to helping the people of North Vancouver experience some great wine.


Willoughby Langley - Rose Siemens

Born and raised in the Fraser Valley, Rose started her early work life in tourism.  A rainy weekend trip to the Okanagan become a major turning point.  Rose immediately fell in love with the culture and business of BC wines.  She soon secured a lead position at a Chilliwack VQA wine shop, then moved on to manage a private liquor store in Abbotsford for nine years. Rose developed the store’s wine selection and built their clientele by hosting monthly wine tasting seminars, creating special dinners with local winemakers, and writing newsletters.

Rose joined the Liberty Wines team in June 2014 as their Willoughby Langley store manager. She recently completed the second level of WSET and intends to continue studying for level three.

When Rose isn't working, she can be found on top of some of the local mountains, hiking the trails and enjoying the views.

Rose looks forward in welcoming the people of Langley to the store, and helping them create their own inspirational wine moments.


Granville Island - Pierre Ruiz

Contact Pierre Ruiz:
604-602-1120 or
Email Pierre
Or Assistant Manager
Eeva Vainio:

Email Eeva

Liberty Granville Island's Manager loves wine and food! Growing up in the south of France, wine was a part of Pierre’s life as much as air and sunshine. His grandmother used to give him wine (cut with water) from a very tender age to be “just like Papa”. It is the French way. Since joining Liberty in 2007 Pierre has developed a strong following: known as “the French Guy” and “Bon Vivant”. His forté is naturally French wines, but extensive knowledge of other wine regions and true love for great cuisine makes him a particularly good resource when you need a pairing suggestion. Grab something at the market for dinner and pop over to see Pierre- you won’t be disappointed!

When not at the store, running or traveling the world, Pierre can be found in his studio painting. He is an accomplished pastel and oil on canvas artist, having studied in France and exhibited his works internationally.


Commercial Drive - Marc Reichertz

Contact Marc Reichertz:
604-633-1922 or
Email Marc
Or Assistant Manager
Cassandra Ward:

Email Cassandra

Born and raised in Montreal, Marc completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in Jazz Studies and worked in the music industry as a writer before moving to BC. His early wine epiphany was a miraculous bottle of Cheval Blanc that inspired a life-long passion for wine. He has since travelled several times to Tuscany exploring the region’s wine and gastronomy, and was invited as a guest of the German Wine Institute to explore the wines of Rheingau and Mosel.

Marc began working with the Point Grey Liberty Wine Merchants in 2010, later moving to the Granville Island location as Assistant Manager in 2011, and is now the Manager of the Commercial Drive store. Marc holds the title of AIWS, having completed his WSET Diploma in 2012.

When Marc isn’t working, he loves to cook, sample the dazzling array of BC craft beers, ornithology, mountain biking and spinning old vinyl LPs.

Ladner - Warren Twocock

Contact Warren Twocock: 604-383-0011 or
Email Warren

Warren Twocock is a veteran of three decades in the Vancouver wine scene. Born and raised in Eastern Canada, Warren caught the wine bug while spending a year in Europe during University.  After graduation, he moved west just as Vancouver was experiencing a boom in the restaurant business.

During his career in Vancouver, Warren was responsible for creating and maintaining a number of award-winning wine programs in various rooms.  He spent 7.5 years as an import agent, rising to Western Canadian Sales Manager with a national company.  Warren has also spent time as an educator and consultant before joining Liberty Wine Merchants. 

In his off-time, Warren likes to write about food and wine, play soccer, cycle, cook and pray for a miracle for his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.

Robert Simpson - General Manager

Contact Robert Simpson:

604-739-7801 or
Email Robert

Robert is an 8th-generation Canadian and native Vancouverite. In 1975 he established The Hawthornes, a fine dining restaurant in Washington state (USA) with a world-class wine cellar, and in 1982 he founded Liberty Merchant Company, a retail store situated in Washington State, specializing in rare & exclusive wines.


Returning to Vancouver in 1986, he opened Liberty Merchant Company Ltd., an import agency serving the needs of BC’s wine-passionate populace. Robert’s next step was to become General Manager of Liberty Wine Merchants, Western Canada’s largest privately-owned fine wine retail store chain. In 2010, Robert established The Liberty Distillery, a true craft distillery on Granville Island in Vancouver. Long-known for supporting the Oak Tree Clinic (BC Children’s Hospital) and amateur sports activities at the Vancouver Rowing Club, Robert organizes several fundraisers disguised as wine tastings: Taste BC (the largest BC wine and food tasting), and numerous other events including the immensely popular Tastings-in-the-Park series at The Vancouver Rowing Club.


Bell Siu - Controller

Contact Bell Siu:

604-739-7801 or
Email Bell

Bell was born and raised in Hong Kong and immigrated to Vancouver with her family in 1999.  With four years in retail, and over six years of accounting experience in retail, wholesale and the food & beverage industries, Bell graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BBA, and became a CGA in 2011.

Bell's hobbies include practicing yoga, listening to music and drawing.


Alv - Marketing Manager

Contact Alv:

604-739-7801 or
Email Alv

Our Head of Marketing graduated from Simon Fraser University. His undergrad included a marketing internship with Sony Music during his upper level studies. 

Alv's previous employment included: working as one of the leads on VANOC’S ticketing team for the 2010 Winter Olympics; as Marketing Communications Coordinator with Matrix Video on their rebrand to Fusion Cine; and as Communication Specialist at Paragon Testing Enterprises, the English Language Research and Testing subsidiary of UBC. 

Before joining the Liberty team, Alv backpacked solo across Southeast Asia and Europe. Alv’s hobbies include snowboarding, hiking and drinking lots and lots of coffee. 


Alex Wade - Assistant Buyer/Executive Assistant

Contact Alex Wade:

604-739-7801 or
Email Admin

Born and raised in Vancouver, Alex has worked in the service industry for most of her career.  She fell in love with the world of wine after visiting California’s Sonoma and Napa wine regions.  It wasn’t long before Alex began WSET training and soon after joined the Liberty team at the Point Grey location in September of 2015.  Her back ground in event planning and wine sales paved the road for her transition to Liberty Wines head office in August of 2016. 

Alex’s responsibilities include sourcing new wines and producers, managing the administrative needs of the retail stores and head office, ordering of all wine accessories, and helping plan the numerous charitable events Liberty Wines hosts.

When she is not working, Alex enjoys sharing food, wine, craft beer, and a good laugh with her friends and family.


Paul Melis - Company Courier

Born and raised in North Vancouver. Paul & his 3 sisters make a family of 6. His parents emigrated from the Netherlands, so he is lucky enough to be tri-lingual, speaking English, Dutch and French.

Paul is an entrepreneur and was involved in the creation of a Healthy Lifestyle café, a retail sportswear outlet, fitness and nutritional consulting and many other interesting business ventures. He has also competed in Bodybuilding contests at a National Level. Other interests include weight training, playing and watching European style football, landscaping, cars, music, game shows and checkers.


Point Grey

4583 W 10th Avenue

126 13th Street East

5217 Ladner Trunk Road
Granville Island

1660 Johnston Street
Commercial Drive

1622 Commercial Drive
Willoughby Langley
604-533-3573 (no fax, phone only)

202-20255-64th Avenue