Tom Jarman first discovered his passion for the wine industry in the early 1990s, as his first job out of college he fell into a sales position for a wine distributor in Michigan. Then promoted to the Pennsylvania state representative for Baron Phillipe de Rothschild portfolio along with many other boutique wines & spirits.
During this experience, it inspired him to move to the Napa Valley in 1996, where he created/owned/operated the Napa Valley Clothing Company for nearly 14 years servicing the entire Napa Valley supplying tasting rooms with all their embroidered clothing.
Tom was very involved in the local business community as he was an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce in St. Helena, dabbled with his own wine label for a short time, owned the first Lucky Brand Jean store in Napa and became a self-proclaimed cartographer with his “most detailed winery map” of the Napa Valley.
In 2010, he sold the business and went on to pursue an M.B.A in Business Administration and Management from Sonoma State University.
While in school, he was the chief concierge at the Silverado Resort and Spa, worked in the tasting room at Alpha Omega Winery in Rutherford, back to the hotel industry as a concierge at Bardessono Hotel and Spa in Yountville then became the Brand Manager for B Cellars Winery & Vineyards in Oakville.
During the B Cellars tenure, he was the liaison between the hotels, wineries and drivers to increase visitation for the winery and at this point, realized he could combine all his experience as a tour guide in the Napa Valley which led to the birth of Destination Napa Valley in October of 2016.
As the business grows, Tom enjoys living in Napa with his wife Nicho, 2 teenage sons; Thomas Jr. & Charlie, and a super cute Shih Tzu named “Xie-xie” (shay-shay, meaning ‘thank you’ in mandarin).