Michelle Mathai

Assistant General Manager, Hospitality/Community Relations

Michelle Mathai comes to Brasswood Estate with a decade of experience in the food and wine business as well an illustrious career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department, but we think she really was a secret agent. Michelle was born in New York City and was raised in New England, attending Colby College in Maine for undergrad. She then earned her MBA from THUNDERBIRD and joined the U.S. diplomatic corps soon after, serving at posts in New Zealand, Washington, and Germany.

Her love of food and wine brought her to St. Helena over a decade ago and she is now a friendly and familiar face in the Napa Valley community. She loves drinking anything bubbly, playing tennis, trekking and travelling to far off mountain ranges, using her pastry chef skills to cook up something delicious and walking with her dog, Wookie, in the local vineyards.