Anne-Marie Hedges

Anne-Marie currently works with her husband and fellow Seattle Police Foundation board member Tom Hedges. After high school she attended college in England, Germany and Mexico. It was in Mexico that she met her future husband Tom Hedges. They were married in 1976, in Champagne, France. Tom’s work in international trade resulted in 11 moves for the family in 10 years. In 1977, a son, Christophe, was born in Phoenix, Arizona and in 1981, a daughter, Sarah was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1986, the Hedges finally settled in Washington State to start their own business, Hedges Cellars.

Anne-Marie stayed behind closed doors doing bookkeeping and sales support while Tom looked for banks and customers. From finishing school in Paris (1975/76) to accounting in the USA was a big stretch. Anne-Marie decided to go back to school and graduated with an A.A. degree in accounting.

Anne-Marie still handles some of the vineyard accounting and numerous other administrative tasks necessary for a small business owner. She is active in various non-profit organizations in the state of Washington. Anne-Marie has chaired the Poncho Wine Auction and Celebrity Waiters in Seattle and was a board member of the Washington Wine Festival. Anne-Marie is also a willing ambassador for Hedges Family Estate, Red Mountain AVA and the Washington State wine industry.