Jenna Ward

Mike Anderson

Mike serves as the Director of Administration at Rootstock Wine Company. With over a decade of experience in management, administration, and customer service, he plays a pivotal role in enhancing operational efficiency and technological integration within the company.


Outside of the office, Mike’s interests are diverse and dynamic. A lifelong Star Trek fan, he has a passion for exploration and discovery that extends beyond the screen. His love for aviation reflects his fascination with complex systems and intricate operations, much like the many moving parts of a successful business. Mike’s culinary skills span a wide array of cuisines, which speaks to his appreciation for diversity and experimentation. Just as he enjoys the thrill of spontaneous road trips, he thrives on the ever-evolving challenges and opportunities that come with his role.


Mike’s dedication to his work at Rootstock Wine Company is a testament to his commitment to the wine industry. His efforts are instrumental in ensuring the seamless import and distribution of unique wines from across the globe.

Debra Pursley

Bryant Rhodes

Emma Buls

Emma was born in Australia and grew up with parents that were avid home cooks and wine enthusiasts, who later moved the family to the Twin Cities. She got into wine in a serious way when she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to become an ESL teacher and discovered the joys of California wine. These “gateway” first bottles of wine led her to wine classes at U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis Extension, a job working in the tasting room at Ridge Vineyards, and Sommelier Level 1 Certification. She later explored the world of sherry and became a Sherry Wine Specialist and passed the WSET Level 3 Exam. After years in California, she and her husband moved back to Minnesota where she joined the Rootstock team in May 2022.

She loves combining her teaching experience with her wine knowledge to help wine hunters find the right bottle of this life-enhancing drop. In her spare time, she can be found writing, exploring her new home city of Duluth, and searching for the next great value wine.