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Family and Consumer Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Prof. Jill Clark, M.S.

Wine Studies

Jill Perillo Clark

Wine Studies Program Director and Lecturer


Office: Michaelsen 226

Phone: 509-963-1969

Educational Background

Central Washington University:  Master of Science - Family and Consumer Science Education - Career and Technical Education

Central Washington University: Bachelors of Arts: Anthropology

Professional Certifications/Affiliations

Court of Master Sommeliers - Sommelier

Career and Technical Education Certified Instructor

Washington State Certified Teacher

Enological Society of the Pacific NW Alumni

Washington Wine Education Consortium Member

Washington Wine Growers Association 

Washington State Grape Society 

Seattle Times Tasting Panel Contributor

WSGS scholarship selection committee

Family and Consumer Science GP-IDEA Lecturer

Courses Taught at CWU

  • GWT 404 International Wine Trade
  • GWT 403 Global Wine Industry
  • WINE 201 Wine service and Food Pairing
  • WINE 301 Wine Distribution Management
  • WINE 302 Major Wine Regions
  • WINE 304 Wine Marketing and Branding
  • WINE 315 Survey of Washington Wines
  • WINE 325 Winery Administration and Budgeting
  • WINE 332 Social Media Theory and Practice for Wineries
  • WINE 353 Winery Tasting Room Management
  • WINE 403 Advanced Topics in Wine Marketing
  • WINE 404 Wine Law and Legal Compliance
  • WINE 490 Cooperative Education Internship
  • WINE 492 Field Experience 
  • WINE 496 Independent Study
  • HTE 351 Online & App Strategies for HTE
  • CTE 311B History & Philosophy of CTE 
  • CTE 311C Student and Professional Leadership in CTE
  • CTE 492 CTE Teaching Practicum 
  • CTE 596 - Independent Study - Nutrition Ed in FCS

Short Bio

Jill Perillo Clark is a Sommelier and a proud Central Washington University Alumni, earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from CWU. Jill also offers more than 15 years of experience working within our local wine industry.

Jill’s professional background includes industry experience on all sides of the 3-tier distribution system.  Including positions held at Chateau Ste. Michelle - the Northwest’s largest and most acclaimed winery.  Additionally, Jill’s industry experience includes winery event management, On/Off Premise wine sales, and purchasing for two of the Northwest’s largest food retailers: Haggen Food and Pharmacy and Kroger/QFC.

In addition, Jill has also worked as a writer, publishing articles focused on food, wine, and tourism for Washington Tasting room magazine, Mid-Columbian, and Inland NW.  Jill has also volunteered her time to many wine judging events including the Great Northwest Wine competition, Cascadia Wine Competition, and the Seattle Times tasting panel. 

Jill is also a certified Career and Technical educator, and contributes to the Career and Technical Education Teacher Certification program at Central Washington University, as well as, the GPIDEA - a consortium of renowned public universities from across the United States, offering degree and certificate programs in human services and agriculture.

In all of her courses, Jill strives to include her passion for sustainable practices and social responsibility and has spoken on the topic of sustainability at various regional events.  In addition to her wine-related hobbies, Jill enjoys cooking and time spent with her family.  Jill loves to stay active and is an avid walker and gardener, her other hobbies include beekeeping, paddleboarding, hiking, and reading.  


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