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Staff Biographies

Sunset Corners Staff

Michael Bittel


Owner, Wine Buyer

Michael came to Sunset Corners, at the invitation of his grandparents, in 1975. He quickly developed a passion for wines and as an owner, assumed the responsibility of wine buyer in 1983. Besides wine, Michael is an avid reader and player of cards! He is one of the founders of the Miami Wine and Food Festival. His favorite kind of wine? That would be one with or without a cork!


Larry Solomon


Owner, Spirits Buyer

Larry came to Sunset Corners in 1977. As one of the store’s owners, Larry purchases all the spirits and manages the financial and human resources side of the business. His hobbies include country music, boxing, and working out. Poolside margaritas are the specialty of the Solomon home.


John McGriff


Manager, Beer Buyer

John has the distinction of having more years at Sunset Corners than any other staff member, starting in 1976. Over those many years, John has been involved in every aspect of the shop, from operations to sales, and management. John started Sunset Corners in developing our award-winning beer selection. It remains one of his top priorities!


Gil Rios

Sales, Delivery

Gil started at the shop in 1987. Over the course of time, Gil has had a host of different responsibilities, in both sales and operations. Gil loves to unwind with a glass of a good single malt!


Ana Lazarus


Internet Shipping Manager

Ana started at Sunset Corners during the busiest time of year in Dec 2014. Need something packed? She will make sure it gets there safe and sound. Not only is she our packing guru she is our resident fitness guru too! When she is not at Sunset Corners she is a fitness instructor at a major gym! During her off time, she likes to spend time with her son and husband.


Aspen Seitz


Sales Consultant, Social Media Manager

Aspen is currently majoring in Recreational Therapy with a minor in Anthropology/Sociology at FIU and has an interest in wines. She enjoys being outside, cross-stitching, and keeping things organized. She is the newest addition to our family here at Sunset Corners and we are happy to have her. 


Dana Brunser


Sales Consultant, Social Media

Dana is studying General Education at Miami Dade College and enjoys playing with her puppy Ollie, reading, painting, and listening to music! She is always a happy face to see behind our counter!


Javier Pellegrini


Deli Manager

Javier is one of our wine tasters here at Sunset Corners and enjoys music, the arts, and most of all… wine!! He has a background in marketing and promotion for over ten years and has worked with companies like Bacardi. 


Diego Garces

Sales Consultant

Diego is our silent genius here at Sunset Corners and is always ready to lend a hand. He enjoys sports like Basketball and Soccer and like playing video games in his free time. 


Maria Zarate

Shipping Department

Maria is always a happy face here at Sunset Corners, being the entire shipping department can be tricky but we always keep Maria on her toes!