Vice President / Director of Development
A native of Northern California, Luke was raised on his family’s cattle ranch on the Sonoma County coast. It was here and through his involvement in 4-H, FFA and collegiate Agricultural organization that he gained his appreciation for farming and hard work.
Luke paired a B.S. in Agricultural Systems Management with a minor in Ag Business and viticulture studies from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before moving back home to Sonoma County in 1998. Once there he started his viticulture career at Dutton Ranch where he was involved in all phases of vineyard development and management in the Russian River Valley.
A college friend turned Luke on to an opportunity to manage vineyards in the Willamette Valley in 2001. After visiting the valley and being really taken by its beauty, Luke accepted a job offer with Evergreen Agricultural Enterprises in McMinnville to be their vineyard manager. Luke was also Director of Vineyard Operations for Winemakers Investment Properties where he was responsible for vineyards in both Marion and Yamhill Counties. However, it wasn’t until he joined Results Partners that he would feel “most at home”.
Among other responsibilities, Luke oversees vineyard development for the company. “I’ve always liked to build things. Seeing the potential in an undeveloped piece of property and turning it into a high quality vineyard operation is very gratifying. I appreciate that RP places a high value on professionalism, not only with clients but between associates and industry peers.
Being dad to young daughter Alexis, keeps Luke pretty busy when he’s not in the vineyard, but he does share that “If I had hobbies they would probably be road biking, wood working and classic cars.”