Claire Silver is a Napa homeowner, a married mother of three school-age children, two of whom are currently attending River Middle School, the youngest in Northwood Elementary. For several years she has served as an active board officer of PFCs (PTA) in both Santa Rosa and Napa school districts. She is a past owner and president of a small wine label. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mrs. Silver spent 10 years in the greater wine industry, serving as U.S. Brand Manager for the French producer Champagne Lanson and for Champagne Montaudon, both based in New York City. She attended Drexel University in Philadelphia.