Kristopher Parker was 11 years old when the Parker family entered the wine business. He spent many summer days grafting vines, weeding in the vineyard and working on the bottling line. During his first years in college Kris worked in and managed the winery tasting room.
In 2005 Kristopher received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics (Cum Laude) from Santa Clara University. Upon graduation his grandfather invited him into the executive arm of the family business as a financial analyst. He used his talents to improve efficiencies in vineyard management, manufacturing facility cost accounting/operational efficiency, direct to consumer incentives, real estate development and global strategy.
In 2012 Kristopher received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Kris and his wife Michellene were married at the winery in 2005 and live in Santa Barbara with their two children, Braeden (6) and Adaline (2).