ABOUT

Cultivate. Create. Captivate. Our approach to business development and growth follows this motto. We believe that proper preparation of the environment is crucial for the success of any product or service.

Over the years, we've worn many hats—from business owner and winemaker to nonprofit executive director and even ski racing coach.

Throughout these experiences and as entrepreneurs ourselves, we've had the privilege of experiencing different industries and ventures. From family businesses to nonprofit organizations, we've seen firsthand how challenging it can be to keep a company running. But we didn't let that stop us from pursuing our passion to help businesses succeed. Our commitment to empowering owners and entrepreneurs led us to create Tin Sheets.

We pour all our skills and knowledge into designing plans and processes that make things easier for you. We believe in the power of our strategies because we've seen them work wonders for our own business. Now, we're excited to share our expertise with others and help them achieve the same level of success.

Team

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Jay Christianson

Founder and Chief Strategic Officer

Jay has extensive experience in organizational leadership. He has worked with entrepreneurs and small businesses to establish the foundations for success from conception to execution. He has also worked with several Fortune 500 companies in business development and strategic analysis.

Additionally, Jay has a rich background in the vineyard, winery, and winemaking world. He owned one of the pioneering wineries in Colorado, Canyon Wind Cellars, and served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board. Jay earned his Bachelor of Arts from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.

Jay is a true lover of the outdoors, particularly during the winter season. He spent eight years as a ski racer and twelve years as a ski coach. Nowadays, he embraces all four seasons as a volunteer member, K9 handler, and the current President of El Paso County (Colorado) Search and Rescue.

 

With years of experience leading and fundraising for non-profit organizations and owning a family business, Jennifer has worn nearly every hat and helped both to grow long-standing organizations and to build new organizations from the ground up. As the previous owner and winemaker for one of Colorado's pioneering wineries, Canyon Wind Cellars, she helped shape the future of Colorado wine through her innovative ideas and perspectives. She holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado.

When she's not planning our next adventure, Jennifer loves to explore quirky roadside attractions and seek out vintage neon signs. She also volunteers as a member of El Paso County (Colorado) Search and Rescue, teaches yoga, and plans custom road trips for other two-lane enthusiasts. 

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Jennifer Christianson

Founder and Chief Creative Officer

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Jennifer Christianson

Founder and Chief Creative Officer

With years of experience leading and fundraising for non-profit organizations and owning a family business, Jennifer has worn nearly every hat and helped both to grow long-standing organizations and to build new organizations from the ground up. As the previous owner and winemaker for one of Colorado's pioneering wineries, Canyon Wind Cellars, she helped shape the future of Colorado wine through her innovative ideas and perspectives. She holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado.

When she's not planning our next adventure, Jennifer loves to explore quirky roadside attractions and seek out vintage neon signs. She also volunteers as a member of El Paso County (Colorado) Search and Rescue, teaches yoga, and plans custom road trips for other two-lane enthusiasts.

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Saxby

Chief Barketing Officer

Saxby is a highly skilled and talented dog who has two important roles to play. He is not only the Chief Canine Officer but also an official K9 member of El Paso County (Colorado) Search and Rescue. While he loves searching more than anything else, he is always happy to help out in the office too.

Saxby was named after a henchman in the James Bond movie, Diamonds are Forever. Known for his exceptional energy and enthusiasm, he always gives his best shot at everything he does. From requiring us  to walk at least four miles per day to warming our feet under the desk to enforcing regular play breaks, Saxby is a great morale booster and makes sure everyone stays fit and active.

Why Tin Sheets?

In 2016, we made a decision to sell our winery located in Western Colorado so that we could travel across America in an Airstream. Our goal was to explore new sights and taste different wines from various regions. Over the course of three months, we traveled more than 12,000 miles and documented our journey on our travel blog, Tin Sheets to the Wind.

The name of our blog, as well as our consulting company, was inspired by three sources. It combines the "tin" (which is often slang for aluminum) from which our Airstream, named Stan, was made, the expression "three sheets to the wind," which pays tribute to our past career as winemakers, and the "wind" itself, which was essential to our winery and the inspiration for the names of our wines, Canyon Wind Cellars and Anemoi Wines.

Even though we no longer have the Airstream, we continue to explore the country by car, traveling the two-lane roads and discovering the quirky and kitschy with our furry co-pilot, Saxby.

Why Tin Sheets?

In 2016, we made a decision to sell our winery located in Western Colorado so that we could travel across America in an Airstream. Our goal was to explore new sights and taste different wines from various regions. Over the course of three months, we traveled more than 12,000 miles and documented our journey on our travel blog, Tin Sheets to the Wind.

The name of our blog, as well as our consulting company, was inspired by three sources. It combines the "tin" (which is often slang for aluminum) from which our Airstream, named Stan, was made, the expression "three sheets to the wind," which pays tribute to our past career as winemakers, and the "wind" itself, which was essential to our winery and the inspiration for the names of our wines, Canyon Wind Cellars and Anemoi Wines.

Even though we no longer have the Airstream, we continue to explore the country by car, traveling the two-lane roads and discovering the quirky and kitschy with our furry co-pilot, Saxby.

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