Mike turned his passion for wine and curiosity about life into a second career by building The Walls. As a technology executive, he once focused on building great businesses. Now, his focus rests solely on bringing distinctive wines and great people together. He is committed to our team and supporting our efforts to produce wines that are true expressions of time and place.
Carrie joined The Walls with a background in managing and building several different luxury retail brands in a variety of capacities. She spent years in the Napa Valley in restaurant management and winery marketing positions. She relocated to the Pacific Northwest several years ago when her husband Todd assumed the role as winemaker at Force Majeure Vineyards. She is committed to our ongoing efforts to craft excellent wines, provide unique and thoughtful experiences, all with an eye toward preserving our precious resources and helping those in need.
Hope Nastri recently joined the team as our Enologist. Hope contributes a knowledge of science, math and years of experience in the cellar to elevate the team as a whole. Hope has multiple degrees and even used to teach Math to high school students. She is responsible for running our lab, but can often be found among the barrels.
A relative newcomer to the Wine Industry, Bror brings several years of experience in customer service to The Walls. Finding his passion for wine later in life, he credits his wife with introducing him to the incredible Wines of Walla Walla. A trained artist, he also creates portraits and logos and has even made and sold jewelry in businesses around Walla Walla. Bror is here to make sure that each and every member at The Walls receives personalized care and offers concierge services to those visiting Eastern Washington.
Ivey recently joined our team as Hospitality Manager. After enjoying The Walls wines for a few vintages as a customer, she is excited to be able to share our wines with you as part of our team! Ivey has experience in both the vineyard and cellar, and is passionate about sharing great wines in an educational and personable way. Ivey's enthusiasm for wine and hospitality is infectious!
Roman is our Facilities Manager and our Cellar Master, which means he keeps everything working at The Walls. With over 20 years in the wine industry under his belt and a degree in Viticulture from Walla Walla Community College, he is truly a knowledgeable professional.
Tony is not only a pro in the cellar, he also has his own graphics company where he designs and prints tshirts, stickers and more! Tony keeps things cleaned and organized in the cellar and is always willing to lend a hand wherever needed.