Posted 5 years ago by Briana Lucas
After graduating from Eastern Washington University, Mike migrated east to Whitefish, Montana.
He spent the next 10 years in and around the bar and restaurant industry, starting in kitchens and eventually bartending, which is where he found his confidence. While working at the Iron Horse Golf Club under several sommeliers, Mike learned he had a knack for wine. He says, “I love talking with people about wine. It’s always an interesting conversation and I enjoys helping customers find a wine that suits them.”
Since then, he has worked for several establishments by setting up or restructuring wine lists, tirelessly training staff and has assisted with multiple restaurant and bar grand openings and relaunches.
There isn’t any wine, red or white, that Mike prefers over another, but his loves are California Zinfandels and interesting red blends from all over the world.
Mike’s number one hobby is fly fishing and fly tying. He floats and fishes the rivers of Montana frequently and looks forward to teaching his daughter all he knows. He’ll teach her about wine when she’s old enough.