Tyler Rodrigue – President
Tyler Rodrigue serves as the President at Noble Vineyard Management, Noble Custom Harvesting and Noble Construction and is responsible for overseeing all operational and financial activities of the businesses.
Prior to forming Noble Vineyard Management and Noble Custom Harvesting, 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: Russian River Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Mendocino WineGrowers Inc., Rural Community Housing Development Corporation, St. Mary of the Angels Catholic School, and St. Mary of the Angels Foundation.
Dave Downey – EVP Vineyards
David Downey serves as the Executive Vice President at Noble Vineyard Management, Noble Custom Harvesting and Noble Construction and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all viticulture and custom harvesting 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 member of 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.
Steve Bray – EVP Construction
Steve Bray serves as the Executive Vice President of Noble Construction and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all commercial and agricultural earthwork activities.
Steve is a lifelong resident of Northern California. As a young man, Steve started running construction equipment for the family business where he learned firsthand how to operate heavy equipment. It was during this time that Steve developed a passion for running big iron and tackling challenging jobs. With nearly a quarter century of earthwork experience at Ghilloti Brothers Construction, Green Right O’Way Construction, Kiewit Construction and Steve extensive experience as an Equipment Operator, Job Foreman, Project Superintendent, Construction Manager and Business Owner.
Throughout his career Steve has been part all aspects of heavy civil construction projects including vineyard development, ag ponds, building pads, subdivisions and subdivision infrastructure, deep underground boring and piping, paving and roadway prep, mass excavation and earth moving, drilling and concrete shooting, steel and concrete bridge work, and large scale demolition.
Some of Steve’s notable public/private construction projects include the Doyle Drive Parkway Redevelopment in San Francisco’s Park Presidio, Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway, I-405 HOV Sepulveda Pass Widening, Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant and Marsh Landing Generating Station.
Steve is a licensed General Engineering Contractor with California Contractors State License Board. In addition to his business pursuits, Steve enjoys hiking and camping with his family and watching his two daughters, who are each on scholarship playing in Division I at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, with his wife.