With his passion for ideas, tireless imagination, and a contagious joie de vivre, Mike has burnished a reputation as one of Napa Valley's iconic visionaries and enterprise-builders.
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Mike grew up living the California dream of endless summers and limitless possibilities. Upon graduating from UCLA, he embarked on a career that led him through the upper reaches of classic corporate America. After making his mark in a variety of CEO roles, Mike connected his long-standing passion for wine to building a series of wine-enterprises in the Napa Valley, including Beringer Vineyards, Silverado Partners, and with MaryAnn and Larry, as co-founders of Moone-Tsai wines. While Mike is no longer directly involved with Moone Tsai, he dedicates much of his retirement energies to family, golf, travel, and his latest personal wine endeavor, Thousand Vines.