Our Staff

Hank Robinson, Owner & President

In 1965, Hank's passion for fine wine and spirits led him to open a little neighborhood liquor store that he named Argonaut. All that's left of the original building is a single brick that Hank uses as a doorstop, but Hank’s love of wine and commitment to customer service are still the foundation of our family liquor store.

Only 95 years young, Hank still comes to work every day and enjoys furthering his wine education. He is also committed to the responsible enjoyment of wines and spirits and is an emeritus board member of The Arapahoe House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center here in Denver.

Ron Vaughn, Owner & COO

Ron is immersed in all aspects of operating Argonaut Wine and Liquor, helping to secure Argonaut's position as Denver's largest and most successful liquor store. Ron uses his leadership skills as a member of The Denver Lions Club and the Wine and Spirits Guild of America. He is married to Karen Robinson and the father of two daughters, Rachel & Rebecca.

Mark Fetter, General Manager

Mark began working at Argonaut in 1984 as a stock boy. Today he is actively involved in every aspect of the store—from where products are placed, to making sure our customers, employees, and industry people are happy. Mark’s loves everything about the liquor business, especially the long term relationships he’s developed with customers and liquor industry people.

Sheila Carey, Wine Buyer

Thirty years with Argonaut and vineyard tours around the world have given Sheila the opportunity to taste thousands of wines. She puts this invaluable experience to good use doing the sometimes not so enviable job of deciding which wines to add to the shelves. Sheila believes that the best thing about wine is that there are good values from all over the world.

Sheila is the author of the famous Argonaut Wine & Liquor E-Grapevine. She is constantly introducing our customers to new wines, allowing them to add some pizzazz to their wine cellars. She also organizes wine tastings for charities, winemakers and private clients. The most popular of these is a monthly tasting benefiting various local charities. Visit our event calendar to see what she'll be up to next.

Brian Watson, Office Manager

Brian started working for Argonaut as a cashier in 1987. It is still a running joke that Mr. Fetter required him to cut his hair as a condition of employment. A degree in Finance & Marketing from the University of Denver probably factored into his promotion from the front of the store to running the office, but the main reason is that he loves working at Argonaut. Ask him and he'll laugh and tell you, "Yeah, I actually like my job".