The Walls Vineyards

Meet the Team

Owner Mike Martin



Mike turned his passion for wine and curiosity about life into a second career by building The Walls. As a technology executive, he once focused on building great businesses. Now, his focus rests solely on bringing distinctive wines and great people together. He is committed to our team and supporting our efforts to produce wines that are true expressions of time and place.  

Vineyard Manager Damon Lalonde

Damon Lalonde


Damon Lalonde developed a passion for wine as a youth while visiting his great uncle in the Napa Valley. He spent several years at Chateau St. Michelle as a Viticulturist and then struck out on his own, managing vineyards in various AVAs of Washington State. Damon brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, experience and talent to our vineyards and works closely with our winemaking team to ensure our vineyards are farmed at the highest level.

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Todd Alexander


Todd Alexander is one of a select few 100-point winemakers in Washington State, who began his winemaking career in the Napa Valley at such esteemed wineries as Cade and PlumpJack, later becoming the winemaker at cult cabernet producer Bryant Family Vineyard. Todd has been in the Pacific Northwest for the past six vintages, crafting highly-rated and regarded wines at Force Majeure Vineyards, from estate fruit grown on Red Mountain. His involvement with The Walls allows him to take the lead in crafting wines from a variety of Pacific Northwest AVAs, further showcasing his talent.


Suzanne Harryman


A career in the hospitality industry would first introduce Suzanne to the world of wine.  She was impacted by the unique ability wine had to bring people together; the right bottle could spark memories, drive conversation and mark the special occasions shared between friends and family. While working in Oregon wineries, she attended the Northwest Viticulture Center in Salem.  In 2020, Suzanne joined the team at The Walls as a harvest intern and ended up staying on full time as our Assistant Winemaker. 




Valerie has worked in the wine industry for several years and earned her Bachelor’s in Wine and Viticulture at Cal Poly. After working in wine regions around the world, she transplanted permanently to Washington state, which has allowed her to combine her love for wine with the beautiful PNW.


Serafin Saldana


Serafin has 15 years of experience with The Rocks District.  His extensive knowledge of the viticulture in the Rocks District of Milton Freewater in particular is an enormous asset in the farming of our estate properties.


Kyla Haren Moye


Kyla Haren developed a passion for community as a youth in the Academy of Children’s Theater in Washington State. This laid the groundwork for her ability to do a bit of everything – and her DIY moxie. Kyla also previously managed a cheese shop. We are excited to have a Cheese Monger in our midst, adding a bit of food and wine pairing to our concierge offerings. Although her title is officially Hospitality Manager, Kyla lends her professional, dynamic and energetic personality to all sorts of roles at The Walls. We are fortunate to have her on our team!

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Brittnie Marick


A local to Walla Walla, Brittnie has been able to first-handedly observe the growth of the wine industry here. Having worked and managed in several service positions, her sense of hospitality and warmth is unparalleled and her knowledge of the area is thorough to say the least. Brittnie is happy to make insightful recommendations to your next visit and has yet to meet a stranger. 

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Alex Lasher


Alex was born and raised locally, he began his career in agriculture performing research and field work studying soil and water conservation in Eastern Washington and Oregon. Later, he developed a passion for wine and began working in tasting rooms part-time. His love of wine and Walla Walla continues to how each year, “I’m so grateful to be born in an area that I love to live.” He is passionate about sharing the culture of the area and the excellent wines with everyone!


Nicolas Barrett


Nicolas Barrett is a pacific northwest native, raised on the western side of Washington, but grew up traveling back and forth to Walla Walla to visit his family. As a teenager, he loved volunteering at his father’s winery to help wherever he was needed. As an adult, he pursued his interests in construction, farming, property management and arbor-culture. Nick came back to Walla Walla to raise his young family and reconnect with the wine industry where he happily joined our team at The Walls.