Molly De Hetre Meeker was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. She studied
theatre and sociology at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, and moved to
Southern California after graduating.
The plan was to find a job in the entertainment business (she secretly hoped to be
discovered and become a star, but was willing to type in the meantime). She lucked out
and found a job at Tandem/T.A.T., the television production companies owned by Norman
Lear, Bud Yorkin, and Jerry Perenchio, rising to Vice President, Business Affairs. She
worked there on television series such as “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “Sanford & Son,”
“One Day at a Time,” among others, for eight years. During her summer vacations, she
worked as an actress on the Straw Hat theatre circuit in New England. Later, in Los
Angeles, she appeared in commercials and an episode of “Quantum Leap.”
She met Charlie Meeker while at Tandem/T.A.T. and the rest, including the birth of
two children and the owning of many dogs, as they say, is HerStory. Nowadays, Molly is
President of the winery, in charge of accounting, marketing and out-of-state sales. She
continues to be the unrelenting core of personality for the whole business, spreading the
good word about our wines across the country.