Molly Austad brings 14 years of experience to restaurants Bludorn and Navy Blue. Molly earned her Bachelor of Arts in Design and Media Art from the University of Los Angeles in California before securing an internship in Paris to work under fashion designer, Jasmin Santenen. Her time in Paris was peppered with travels across Europe and weekends in Burgundy where her fascination for wine blossomed. She returned to the states to pursue a career in hospitality and earned her first Court of Master Sommeliers certificate in 2014 while working under the tutelage of Master Sommelier, June Rodil, at Josephine House. In 2016 she earned her Certified Sommelier degree and became the Beverage Manager at Jeffrey’s of Austin in 2019. Her learnings in Austin resulted in her making the move to Houston to join Pappas Brothers Steakhouse prestigious team of Sommeliers and refined her craft under Master Sommelier, Steven McDonald. She looks forward to nurturing her wine programs which emphasizes both French and native varieties.