Anthony’s career at Raley’s Family of Fine Stores began in 2000, when he started as a courtesy clerk bagging customers’ groceries. Since that time, he has advanced from store management to Raley’s expert on beer. As his love for food and beverage grew, Anthony developed a strong passion for craft beer, and now gets to bring that passion to life. California is home to many craft brewers and as the beer buyer, Anthony aims to make Raley’s an industry leader in craft beer.
Anthony completed his Bachelors degree in economics from Sacramento State University, and completed a Masters in economics from UC Santa Barbara. He is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server and a Wine and Spirits Education Trust-Wine and Spirits Expert Level 2. He continues to grow his beer knowledge and is working on becoming a Certified Cicerone. Anthony lives in Sacramento, and when he is not checking out new breweries he plays softball, enjoys cooking, and hanging out with his girlfriend Kylie and their two dogs.