Meet the Team

Jessie Johnson

Director of Magic

Jessie, our Director of Magic, working from a soccer game.

What’s your favorite quote?

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

What achievement do you consider your crowning glory?

Outside of having my children, earning my MBA.

What’s your favorite color?

Pink. The brighter and more sparkly the better.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Travel Writer.

If you were a superhero, what power(s) would you have?

I’d be able to fly.

What are you doing to make the world a better place?

Raising kind and thoughtful babies.


Jessie Johnson’s passion for hospitality and connecting with people naturally led her to the wine industry.

From my earliest experiences with wine, I’ve always loved its ability to bring people together. Along with amazing wines, that sense of personal connection is what makes a great winery.

Jessie Johnson, Director of MagicJessie grew up in Calabasas, CA, and earned both her Bachelor of Arts in international studies and a Master’s in business administration from Humboldt State University. While attending university, Jessie had her “a ha!” wine moment over a glass of Pinot Noir during a dinner with friends.

Inspired, she began hosting wine dinners with friends and went on to write a strategic winery plan as her master’s thesis. That launched Jessie into her career in wine running wine clubs, tasting rooms, and more at wineries like Francis Ford Coppola, Dutton-Goldfield, and Gary Farrell.

Since joining Emeritus, Jessie has applied her love of hospitality to guide every aspect of how we communicate and connect with our community and members. 

I love wine, but people are my passion. Wine provides a way for us to slow down and savor those special moments, while connecting with friends. With so many wineries out there, when people choose Emeritus, I want them to feel honored and appreciated—I want them to feel like they’re guests in our home.

Jessie lives in Bodega with her husband, Peter, and their two young children, Violet and Paul. While she loves traveling, when she is at home she loves to spend time at the beach, hanging out with friends, or cooking up something fun in her kitchen.