office: 707-462-4168 x 700 / mobile: 415-533-8642
Tyler Rodrigue serves as the CEO at Noble Vineyard Management and is responsible for overseeing all operational, financial and grape sales activities.
Prior to forming Noble Vineyard Management, Tyler worked as the Vineyard Manager for Haiku Vineyards where he oversaw the day-to-day farming and business operations. Before returning to his agricultural roots, he worked in institutional real estate development and investing at Carmel Partners, JB Matteson, Tiburon Ventures and Heller Pacific. During this time he maintained a California Real Estate license and focused on West Coast acquisitions, land entitlement, construction management and asset management.
Tyler is a graduate of the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Managerial Economics and is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Tyler currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Russian River Flood Control and Water Conservation District and St. Mary of the Angels Foundation and a former Board Member of the Mendocino WineGrowers Inc
office: 707-462-4168 x 701 / mobile: 707-621-3024
David Downey serves as the President at Noble Vineyard Management and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all viticulture and construction activities.
Dave was born and raised in Mendocino County’s Ukiah Valley, where he grew up working in his family’s vineyard. He learned farming from the ground up helping his father and grandfather at every opportunity. Following college, Dave returned to Mendocino County and worked for Mendocino Vineyard Company. While there he was able to merge his academic knowledge with on the ground experience while under the guidance of Mike Boer and Andy Beckstoffer. Dave was also the Vineyard Manager for Mountanos Vineyards where he ran the day-to-day farming operation. In 2002, Dave started his own vineyard management company.
Dave is a graduate of Fresno State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Viticulture. He is an active Board Member of Mendocino Farm Bureau and a past Board Member of the Mendocino WineGrower’s Inc. He has helped organize and run the annual pruning contest for several years. In addition to farming and vineyard management, Dave has coached CYO, AAU and High School basketball for fourteen years. He is a proud father who is committed to keeping his family’s multigenerational farming heritage thriving for the next generation.
Jen Rodrigue serves as the CFO at Noble Vineyard Management and Noble Custom Harvesting and is responsible for managing the company’s finances and financial reporting.
Born and raised in Marin County, Jen grew up spending weekends and summers at her family’s ranch in Mendocino County. Jen attended UC Berkeley and graduated with a degree in English. She then earned her Single Subject Credential in English and a Master of Science in Education from Dominican University of California. While working as a high school English teacher in Marin County, Jen was offered a position as the Finance Manager for a summer day camp with multiple locations nationwide. After working there for twelve years, combining her interest in business and accounting with her passion for education, she joined the Noble Vineyard Management Company team when she and Tyler moved to Ukiah with their three children.
In recent years, Jen has volunteered as Treasurer for Ukiah Co‐op Preschool, St. Mary’s Mardi Gras Board, and Mendocino County Soccer Academy. She also served on the Board at New Morning Montessori School.
office: 707-462-4168 x 702 / mobile: 707-272-4655
Dave Koball serves as the Vice President of Viticulture for Noble Vineyard Management. Dave is responsible for overseeing viticulture and compliance operations, constructing annual farm plans, annual vineyard evaluations, water rights reporting and managing third party certifications for sustainability, organics and Biodynamics. Dave is responsible for project management activities on all development projects; this includes a detailed proforma and cash flow, laying out the vineyard design, designing the trellis/irrigation/frost system, procuring vine and trellis pricing and a project schedule.
Dave grew up as a kid on a tractor farming olive, prune, and walnut orchards in Northern California with his family. He moved to Mendocino County in 1994 after working as a post graduate researcher at UC Davis to work for the Fetzer Family as a vineyard manager on certified organic vineyards in Mendocino County, which were also some of the first in the county to be certified Biodynamic. From there, Dave developed the mountainous Butler Ranch for Bonterra vineyards where he eventually became Vineyard Director, overseeing as many as 1,200 acres of certified organic and Biodynamic vineyards on 15 different ranches, growing 20 different varietals for large production wines, as well as highly rated vineyard designate wines.
Dave is a graduate of the University of California at Davis, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Science/Plant Pathology, as well as Cornell University, with a Master’s Degree in Plant Pathology where he researched the effects of environmental conditions on plant disease development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District, California Land Stewardship Institute, which runs the Fish Friendly Farming program, and Committee Chair for the Mendocino County Farm Bureau Water Committee. Dave and his wife farm 15 acres of their own certified organic Chardonnay in the Ukiah valley, where their twin boys are learning farm management from the ground up.
office: 707-462-4168 x 704 / mobile: 707-489-8098
Terry Allen serves as the Vice President of Operations for Noble Vineyard Management. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day implementation of the vineyard farm plans and development projects across all three operational farming divisions. He works in close concert with both the President and Vice President of Viticulture.
Terry was born and raised in Mendocino County before moving to Kansas as a teenager. It was during his time in Kansas that Terry was exposed to commercial farming and developed his passion for working the land. Following graduation, Terry began his career farming corn and wheat. Terry moved back to California in 1991 and accepted a position with Welch Vineyard Management Services, Inc. Terry has amassed extensive experience in organic and biodynamic farming and has completed viticulture course work at the University California at Davis.
Over his twenty-five year career at Welch, Terry amassed experience farming in Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma Counties. Terry has managed and developed vineyards for an impressive list of clients including: Robert Mondavi Winery, Parducci Wine Cellars, Fetzer Vineyards, Arkley Vineyards, Brutocao Winery, Eco Terreno and numerous other producers.
In addition to managing and developing vineyards, Terry has knowledge running heavy equipment, building irrigation/frost ponds, scheduling and overseeing crews and designing irrigation, frost and trellis systems. Terry has skill managing tertiary facets of the business including pesticide and fungicide reporting and third party vineyard certifications.
office: 707-462-4168 x 712 / mobile: 707-234-9134
Michael Boer serves as Operations Manager at Noble Vineyard Management and is responsible for the supervision of personnel, equipment logistics, trucking and hauling logistic, safety, and other special projects for all three operational farming divisions. He collaborates extensively with the Vice President of Operations and the Shop Manager.
Michael was born and raised in Mendocino County on his family’s farm in the Ukiah Valley. Michael is the sixth generation of his family to farm in the county. The family historically farmed prunes, pears and row crops. Today the Boer family grows wine grapes, pumpkins, apples, pears, peaches and walnut trees. Prior to joining Noble Vineyard management, Michael managed the day-to-day operations of his family’s farm as well as additional vineyard properties. Prior to running his family’s vineyard, Michael worked for Constellation Brands grower relations group.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Systems Management and a minor in Agricultural Economics. He is an active member of the Mendocino County Farm Bureau and its Young Farmers and Ranchers group. He also serves on the board of Mendocino WineGrower’s Inc.
office: 707-462-4168 x 705
Shannon Diaz serves as Office Manager at Noble Vineyard Management and Noble Custom Harvesting and is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of office personnel, accounts payable activity, accounts receivable activity, human resource activity, payroll, vendor relations and customer relations.
Born in Monterey County and raised in Mendocino County, Shannon has worked for over 20 years in the vineyard management industry. While working in accounting at a local CPA firm, her family leased a vineyard in Redwood Valley where she began to learn about vineyard farming and agriculture accounting. Shannon’s interest in agriculture accounting and operations led her to take the position of Office Manager at Welch Vineyard Management where she worked for just over ten years before joining Noble Vineyard Management.