Inside HALL

Our Team

Kathryn Hall

Kathryn Walt Hall
Vintner

Craig Hall

Craig Hall
Vintner

Mike Reynolds

Mike Reynolds
President

Steve Leveque

Steve Leveque
Vice President, Winemaking

Whitney Jacobson

Whitney Jacobson
Vice President

Natalie Bell

Natalie Bell
Asst. to President/HR

Don Munk

Don Munk
Director of Vineyards

Megan Gunderson

Megan Gunderson
Winemaker

Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison
Vice President, Direct Relationships

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown
Director, BACA Wines

Matt Mumford

Matt Mumford
Vice President

Kathleen Fidler

Kathleen Fidler
Controller

Heather de Savoye

Heather de Savoye
National Sales Manager

Alison Frichtl

Alison Frichtl
Associate Winemaker

Diem Doonan

Diem Doonan
Director of Membership

Jamie Chandler

Jamie Chandler
Director of Marketing

Myriah Mutrux

Myriah Mutrux
Director of Hospitality

Mike Hodgson

Mike Hodgson
Director of eCommerce

Laura Garrow

Laura Garrow
HALL Rutherford Manager

Dominique Alexander

Dominique Alexander
Partner Relations

Gary Cisneros

Gary Cisneros
Shipping & Inventory

Morgan McCrum

Morgan McCrum
Enology

Damon Ainsworth

Damon Ainsworth
Accounting

Jeff Dreyfus

Jeff Dreyfus
Visitor Center Manager

Lisa Covey

Lisa Covey
Public Relations

Renee Linares

Renee Linares
California Regional Sales

Tierney Deal

Tierney Deal
Membership

Chad Nuzum

Chad Nuzum
Midwest Regional Sales

Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams
Visitor Center Manager

Domenick Bianco

Domenick Bianco
Viticulture

David Greenbaum

David Greenbaum
Southeast Regional Sales

Hannah Turner

Hannah Turner
Private Experiences

Jonathan Figueroa

Jonathan Figueroa
Cellar Master

Pedro Gutierrez

Pedro Gutierrez
Cellar Supervisor

Caleb Cavazos

Caleb Cavazos
Marketing

James Anci

James Anci
Northeast Regional Sales

Christy Logan

Christy Logan
Creative Manager

Danny Du Pree

Danny Du Pree
Enology

Miguel Cirigo

Miguel Cirigo
Cellar Lead

Lisa Pacey

Lisa Pacey
Accounting

Whitney Cherko

Whitney Cherko
Marketing

Jose Dominguez

Jose Dominguez
Cellar Lead

Marilyn Mesker

Marilyn Mesker
Partner Relations

Alli Lenning

Alli Lenning
Private Experiences

Kam Yung

Kam Yung
Accounting

Daisy Vazquez

Daisy Vazquez
Membership

Mackenzie Reilly

Mackenzie Reilly
Marketing

Ivan Winzer

Ivan Winzer
IT Manager

Juan Zevala

Juan Zevala
Cellar

Chris Burton

Chris Burton
Hospitality

Jeff Prather

Jeff Prather
Membership

Ismael Delgado

Ismael Delgado
Cellar

Celeste Cotta

Celeste Cotta
Hospitality

Adrian Pedraza

Adrian Pedraza
Cellar

Verla Gomes

Verla Gomes
Logistics

Sol Gold

Sol Gold
Rutherford

Paul Dugoni

Paul Dugoni
Membership

Mark Hersey

Mark Hersey
Hospitality

Erika Jacome

Erika Jacome
Marketing

Pedro Arreola

Pedro Arreola
Hospitality

Bob Childs

Bob Childs
Rutherford

Carol Chapman

Carol Chapman
Hospitality

Colin Burke

Colin Burke
Membership

Tom Rice

Tom Rice
Hospitality

Marcos Cruz

Marcos Cruz
Hospitality

Mark Buckley

Mark Buckley
Marketing

Eric Dugoni

Eric Dugoni
Hospitality

John Pelham

John Pelham
Hospitality

Amanda McWane

Amanda McWane
Private Experiences

Celfo Guzman

Celfo Guzman
Cellar

Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson
Wholesale

Veronica Villalobos

Veronica Villalobos
Hospitality

Taylor Hamilton

Taylor Hamilton
Hospitality

Deanna Roe

Deanna Roe
Hospitality

Leah Kelly

Leah Kelly
eCommerce

Ryan Kirkpatrick

Ryan Kirkpatrick
Membership

Colin Petheram

Colin Petheram
Hospitality

Jennifer Corpe

Jennifer Corpe
Membership

Ronnie Escobedo

Ronnie Escobedo
Cellar

Neva Pattillo

Neva Pattillo
Hospitality

Logan McConnell

Logan McConnell
Membership

Natalie Bullion

Natalie Bullion
Rutherford

Jose Calderon

Jose Calderon
Cellar

Jim Hubbard

Jim Hubbard
Director of Technology

Beatriz Rodriguez

Beatriz Rodriguez
Cellar

Desirae Luna

Desirae Luna
Membership

Ray Williams

Ray Williams
Hospitality

Michael Gold

Michael Gold
Rutherford

Colin Petheram

Colin Petheram
Hospitality

Rachelle Canites

Rachelle Canites
Rutherford

Nancy Carlson

Nancy Carlson
Rutherford

Karla Walters

Karla Walters
Hospitality

Pedro Gallardo-Rodrigues

Pedro Gallardo-Rodrigues
Membership

Mary Centero

Mary Centero
Hospitality

Fanci Wright

Fanci Wright
Accounting

Cameron Purvis

Cameron Purvis
Hospitality

Nathan Hamlin

Nathan Hamlin
Hospitality

Noel Roldan

Noel Roldan
Hospitality

Vianney Casas

Vianney Casas
Hospitality

Michaela Munson

Michaela Munson
Hospitality

Avry Branet

Avry Branet
Hospitality

Andrew Corsentino

Andrew Corsentino
Hospitality

Kathryn Walt Hall, Vintner

Kathryn Walt Hall is the proprietor of HALL Wines and WALT Wines, and has been involved in the California wine industry since her family first purchased a vineyard in the 1970’s. She has had a distinguished career as a successful businesswoman, attorney, community activist, and as the United States Ambassador to Austria.

Kathryn and her brother managed the family vineyard from 1982 to 1992, selling grapes to other wineries, as well as producing Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon under the label WALT Vineyards. Kathryn began her public career as assistant city attorney in Berkeley, California. Later, she joined Safeway Stores, where she was responsible for developing and administering one of the nation’s first and largest affirmative action programs. Subsequently, she worked as an attorney and businesswoman in Dallas, Texas, where she was president of an inner city development company and partner of Hall Financial Group, Inc.

Long committed to social issues, Kathryn has served on numerous non-profit and institutional boards, addressing issues related to social care and mental health. She co-founded the North Texas Food Bank, served on the U.S. House of Representatives Hunger Advisory Committee, and was the director/vice president of the Texas Mental Health Association. Kathryn has served on the National Advisory Council for Violence Against Women and as a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

From 1997 to 2001, Kathryn served as the United States Ambassador to Austria. Since her return to America, she has resumed her role as proprietor of HALL Wines along with her husband Craig. Continuing upon her experience promoting American agriculture in Austria, in September 2001 she was appointed to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for international trade and to Texas One, promoting international investment in Texas.

Kathryn serves on the Napa Legal Aid Board of Directors and is fluent in French and German, earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, a joint MBA from UC California, Berkeley & Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. Together with her husband Craig, they have four children.

Craig Hall, Vintner

Craig Hall is the owner of a collection of family-owned brands including HALL and WALT Wines and Dallas-based HALL Group. Hall is a New York Times bestselling author, civic leader, philanthropist, and the entrepreneur who started HALL Group in 1968 at age 18. Today, HALL Group’s diversified business interests include active operations in winemaking, commercial real estate ownership, development and management, structured financial lending, and early-stage investments for promising start-ups. The HALL and WALT luxury wine brands are widely recognized for quality by some of the industry’s top critics.

Hall actively supports new entrepreneurs, nurtures young start-ups and often speaks publicly about the importance of encouraging entrepreneurship worldwide. Together with his wife Kathryn Hall, he funded the Fulbright – Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship to teach entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe. Hall also founded the Dallas Regional Office of NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). He is the author of six published books, including his most recent, “A Perfect Score: The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st Century Winery,” which was co-authored with his wife and listed as a ¬New York Times Non-Fiction Bestseller.

A lifelong art collector, Hall believes art nourishes the human spirit and can make a profound difference in people’s lives. Throughout his businesses, pieces from Hall’s personal art collection are on public display. Important works by artists from all over the world can be found at the HALL St. Helena and HALL Rutherford wineries in Napa Valley, as well as at HALL Park in Frisco, Texas and HALL Arts in Dallas.

In 2007, Hall was named a lifetime member of the prestigious Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans, and was inducted into the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame and the Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas’ Ring of Honor. He was named the 2013 Dallas Real Estate Executive of the Year and in 2016 he was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Dallas Business Hall of Fame. Most recently, Craig and Kathryn were co-awarded the 2017 Master Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Southwest Region from the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program and were named finalists in the national real estate category award program.

Hall and his companies are often recognized for significant achievements and civic and charitable contributions. Hall received the 2002 Obelisk Award from the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts for his long-time support of Texas artists, and was named Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002 by Ernst & Young. In 2006, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mortgage Bankers Association. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American University in Bulgaria, the American-Austrian Fulbright Board and the Board of the Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans.

The Halls have made it a lifelong mission to put people first – those in the community, those whom they employ, and those who enjoy their wines. Hall strongly believes that entrepreneurship is a catalyst that makes a difference both today and in the future, and intends to leave the world better than he found it. This is a philosophy he has been putting into action for 50 years, both in business and through his family foundation, established in 1977. Craig and Kathryn Hall work to give back across four categories; Community, Arts, Responsible Business Practices, and Entrepreneurship. They have significantly contributed to Napa and Sonoma County non-profit organizations and host a number of community-related events each year, including the annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff, an event that has helped raise over $500,000 for Napa Valley non-profits since its inception. Additionally, Craig continues to support a number of community organizations that directly impact education, healthcare, wellness, animal rights, the environment, and the arts including Clinic Ole, Legal Aid Napa Valley, Auction Napa Valley, Sonoma Barrel and Wine Auction, and Napa Emergency Women’s Services.

Mike Reynolds, President

Mike Reynolds began at the inception of the winery, shortly after Craig and Kathryn Hall returned from Austria in 2002. Initially, Mike served as Winemaker and General Manager during the infancy of the winery, and was promoted to President in 2006. Since 2002, Reynolds has overseen development of the HALL and WALT businesses, including production, vineyards, operations, and construction.

Mike oversaw the design and construction of the new state-of-the-art winemaking facilities, tasting rooms, and related areas at both HALL Rutherford and HALL St. Helena. He also leads the vineyard acquisition program for Kathryn and Craig Hall, who now own close to 500 acres of premier vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Santa Barbara counties.

Mike previously worked for Jackson Family Farms where he was General Manager for both the Stonestreet and Verite wine facilities. Before joining Jackson Family Farms, he worked for 11 years at Schramsberg Vineyards in the Napa Valley where he was Winemaker for 8 years prior to assuming the additional role of General Manager. Mike holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and a BS in fermentation science (winemaking and viticulture), from the University of California, Davis. In addition, Mike is a Board Member for the California Wine Institute, a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and Vice President (and manages a team) at Napa Little League.

Mike's youngest son, Jack, provided the artwork for the HALL "Jack's Masterpiece" Cabernet Sauvignon. Learn more.

Steve Leveque, Director of Winemaking

Born and raised in Napa Valley, Steve Leveque has earned a reputation for finely crafted wines that reflect the terroir and celebrate the varietal.  His more than 16 years of winemaking expertise started at Robert Mondavi Winery where he blossomed under the mentorship of Tim Mondavi and served as Winemaker for most of his 11-year tenure. Steve also served as Executive Vice President and Winemaker of Chalk Hill Estate Winery in Sonoma where he hand-crafted a portfolio of small-lot Bordeaux varietals to critical acclaim. Steve's personal philosophy and professional history demonstrate the reverence for the land and devotion to excellence that HALL embraces.

"My goal is to be true to the fruit, let it express itself purely and fully. Working with such a talented team, with such excellent vineyards, and in such an exceptional facility is exciting and inspiring. HALL is truly devoted to making great wine and is going about achieving that in all the right ways: organically farmed vineyards, hand-sorted fruit, gravity-fed tanks, and native yeast fermentations." –Steve Leveque

Don Munk, Director of Vineyard Operations

Don Munk, Director of Vineyard Operations, provides a lifetime of knowledge and experience to HALL Winery. Having grown up in the wine industry, born and raised in the Napa Valley, Don began working in the vineyards of a family friend at the age of fifteen and has been farming ever since.  Don holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business Farm Management from California State University, in which his studies strongly focused on viticulture. Don’s professional experience began at Buena Tierra Vineyards, where he worked as a harvest assistant and grafter for 6 years. From there he became the equipment manager and vineyard assistant at several vineyards where he participated in vineyard development, field monitoring, soil sampling, equipment operations as well as pruning, tying, suckering, grafting, and shop maintenance. Don then took his skills to Foster’s Wine Estates in St. Helena, CA in 1990. There he took on the role of vineyard manager where he was responsible for the operations of 725 acres. Now, Don is committed to carrying on HALL’s dedication to the environment and eco-friendly farming, while ensuring the production of the finest wines possible.

“I strongly believe you must be environmentally sustainable with your farming and you need to be responsible to your community.  We can never forget that Napa Valley is truly one of the premier winegrowing regions in the world and we should farm it with reverence: Farm to the vineyard and farm to the vine. Let the vine tell you what it can do. Create a healthy, balanced scenario for the vine so that it can express itself as it should.” –Don Munk

Whitney Jacobson, Vice President of Investments

Whitney Jacobson has more than 25 years of experience with investment, strategic and communications leadership within the political, business and wine industries. Jacobson provides overall guidance for all HALL and WALT Wines investor relations, communications, brand and charitable investment functions in support of the company's mission, vision, values and strategic objectives. Jacobson serves as an interface with the investment community and actively engages with internal and external stakeholders to support the development of the company’s reputation and positioning. Jacobson’s efforts involve acquiring and securing financial funding so the wine properties continue to emerge as state-of-the-art, iconic venues that allow the luxury wine brands to consistently be innovators in wine hospitality.

Before joining HALL & WALT in 2006, Jacobson worked at the White House in several capacities. From 1995-1997, she oversaw the Office of Personnel as Deputy Director under the Bill Clinton Administration, with a focus on Presidential nominees. Then in 1997, Whitney was appointed Chief of Staff for United States Ambassador to Austria, Kathryn Hall. Jacobson also served as the Public Relations Manager at United Airlines during September 11th attacks.

Jacobson is involved with various non-profit organizations within the Bay Area, including being on the board of St. Isidore School located in Danville, California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in from Georgetown University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Jody, and three children. 

For more information about opportunities to be a partner at HALL Wines, please contact Whitney at partners@hallwines.com

Natalie Bell, Asst. to President/HR

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Megan Gunderson, Winemaker

WALT Winemaker Megan Gunderson began her career in the Napa Valley in 2001 when she moved from Colorado to California and worked as an intern at Robert Mondavi Winery. While at Mondavi, she discovered a passion for wine and viticulture and went on to become a Laboratory Manager for St. Supery Vineyards in Rutherford, then Dominus Estates in Oakville. At Dominus, she was able to refine her winemaking skills under the mentorship of Christian Moueix and Jean-Claude Barrouet, learning to hone her winemaking craft with unique methods.

Megan has made several trips to France to study wine-making techniques, the most recent to Burgundy. Megan’s multiple degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics have given her a unique and unmatched perspective into the scientific aspects of winemaking.

Jef Zapelli, Director of Membership

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