Ayana is a Massachusetts native, who joined Urban Grape in 2022 as the Direct of Strategic Partnerships. Following 8 years in the e-commerce space at Wayfair and The Grommet, Ayana was attracted to The Urban Grape by the opportunity to join a certified MBE, experience growth within a small business, and expand her wine palate. She has lived many lives in her professional career since earning a degree in Business with concentration in Marketing at Northeastern University, spanning event production, project management, consumer experience, website management, merchandising and business development - to name a few.
Here within Progressive Pours by Urban Grape, Ayana’s mission is to work with companies to diversify their vendors for unique and engaging events and gifting opportunities and grow the strategic partnerships program within The Drink Progressively Group. Outside of building community through beverages, Ayana can be found in the midst of discovering shopping deals or indulging in true crime series.