Sonya DeLuca was raised in the Central Valley of California in a small town deeply rooted in agriculture and farming. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, she moved to San Francisco and began her career in medical sales. In 1998, she followed her passion for the outdoors and the mountains to Lake Tahoe where she taught ski lessons at Alpine Meadows and began working for the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn. It is here where she developed a love of food and wine.
A veteran in the hospitality industry, Sonya has led the catering and events departments for luxury properties such as PlumpJack, W Hotels, Bon Appetit and The Getty Center. In 2007, she relocated from Los Angeles to Napa with her husband James, where they quickly fell in love with wine country and its small-town community centered in agriculture. For over 14 years, she has served as the Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, overseeing the two organizations’ educational programs, events and fundraising.
James and Sonya live in Napa with their son Max and daughter Dylan, both students at The Presentation School, and their 14-year-old Bassett Hound Lucy.
Current Board of Trustees
The current members of the Board of Trustees for The Presentation School are set forth below. Detailed information about each of the current Trustees can be found here or by clicking the individual names below.
Jessica Cuneo (Board Chair)
Matt Parker (Treasurer)
Brad Corona (Finance/Strategic Plan)
Sonya De Luca (Advancement/Strategic Plan)
Bahaneh Hobel (Governance/Strategic Plan)
Dot Kowal (DEI/Strategic Plan)
Matt Mo (DEI)
Cherise Norris (Facilities)
Ashish Patel (Facilities/Strategic Planning)
Scott Shapiro (Finance)
Dana Sexton Vivier (Finance, Governance)