Dustin Clements moved to the region in the winter of 2005/2006. He has worked within the food and beverage industry throughout his tenure here. In 2010 he started working in the retail alcohol side of the industry, and started studying for his sommelier certifications. He continued in the retail and restaurant side of the industry until 2017 when his passion led him to wholesale sales, as well as production. He spent the next few years as assistant winemaker at Sutcliffe Vineyards in Cortez, CO, as well as a sales rep for a small boutique wine distributor. He is currently the award-winning head distiller for Telluride Distilling Company, and oversees day to day operations there. He is looking forward to continuing the path in the field of his passion, through Communion Wine Bar.
Oulli Durham moved to Telluride in the winter of 2007/2008. He has over 20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has worked as wine director for the Cosmopolitan restaurant, and currently works at Alpino Vino, the highest fine dining restaurant in North America, since 2014. During this time, he has cultivated a deep knowledge and passion for wine. He has worked alongside Dustin Clements, Telski Wine Director Andrew Schafner, and Katie Hall, to create the Colorado sourced Telluride Red. He is excited for the opportunity to continue his passion with Communion Wine Bar.