Meet the MTK Team

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 In 2021, MY TASTING KIT was founded with one simple mission: To bring excitement back into evenings with family and friends.

Our founders' love for all things wine and event planning led to the creation of My Tasting Kit; a simple and innovative way to enjoy the wines you are already drinking.  Created for all wine palates, from newbies to the refined, our kits include everything you need to host a blind wine tasting in the comfort of your home.  Just add wine!

 

Order your kit and add your favourite wines and get ready to SEE-SWIRL-SMELL-SIP-SAVOUR!  

 

Michelle Boudreau

Michelle recently decided to leave her twenty year career in the pharmaceutical industry to follow her passions, wine and travel. She now works as a part-time travel agent, and more recently, as a creator of wine tasting kits and events.  

 

Born and raised in Sudbury, she spent 7 years in Halifax where she was married and started a family. She now calls Newmarket home with her husband of 20 years, Dave and her 16-year-old daughter, Kinlagh. When not working, you will find Michelle reading, spending time with friends or making travel plans with her family.

 

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played outdoors by somebody I do not know” - John Keats

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Tessa Jewell

After spending nearly a decade in the beauty industry working both freelance and retail, Tessa decided to take a step back and reevaluate what she wanted from her career. It was at this time that she made the decision to quit her full–time job, enroll at Georgian College and begin a new career as a Human Resources professional. 

 

Over the past 5 years Tessa has completed a 3 year program earning her degree in Business Administration – Human Resources and has progressed quite quickly in her career currently working as a Regional HR Manager for a well-known Canadian construction company. While she absolutely loves her new career, there was always a part of her that wanted to turn her own passions in to a small business.

 

Tessa has lived in the York Region area her entire life, growing up in Richmond Hill and residing currently in the downtown Main St. area of Newmarket.  She is a massive fan of Beyoncé, even naming her fluffy orange cat Lemonade after one of her albums and enjoys spending time walking around the Main St. with her partner Brandon, staying healthy and active by hitting the gym or practicing yoga and of course, she loves curling up with a good glass of wine.

 

Kellie Madden-Knox

Kellie has worked in an administrative role for over 15 years as well as planned and coordinated events. As much as she enjoys working in the corporate world, events are her passion. 

 

Kellie was born and raised in Richmond hill but moved to Newmarket in 2011 and still calls it home along with her husband Darryl and 3 kids, Breanna (16) Lincoln (14) and Oaklyn (4). If raising two teenagers and a 4 year old doesn’t deserve a glass of wine at the end of the day, I’m not sure what does! 

 

Kellie fell in love with and learned to appreciate wine while visiting Sonoma and Napa Valley on a trip with her husband in 2013. Kellie’s favourite things to do are spend time with her family, get lost in a great book or share a bottle of wine and a good charcuterie with her girlfriends. Her favourite place to be is at her family cottage around the campfire, hiking or visiting the local karaoke bar. 

 

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted, some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” - Paolo Coelho

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