Growing up in Palo Alto, California, Maya Joye spent her time exploring the outdoors with family and soaking up the culture of innovation surrounding her hometown in Silicon Valley. At the age of thirteen, Maya decided she wanted to be a winemaker; a path she saw as the intersection of her two loves - nature and science. After graduating from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Wine and Viticulture, Maya started out traveling between wine regions and working harvests in New Zealand, Willamette Valley Oregon, Australia, and across Northern California. Looking to take the next step in her career, she joined the Crocker & Starr Team and is excited to learn from Pam Starr and Evyn Cameron. Outside of her love for the cellar, Maya enjoys spending her free time trying out new recipes and visiting the California coast.