Marc Gigantelli, General Manager
Marc is a Napa native. After graduating from New Tech High School, Marc built his reputation and management chops while working for IN-N-OUT Burger, helping establish the then new Northern California region. After a lengthy stint working for the burger empire, he went back to school and earned his degree in Viticulture and Enology Science at NVC. While attending classes, Marc had the opportunity to work a variety of production roles at prominent Napa Valley wineries such as Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Opus one, Far Niente, and Mumm Napa. There he learned the intricacies of wine production, viticulture, and wine business. On the off season, Marc worked a server role at Bounty Hunter Wine Bar, and gradually worked his way up the ranks while studying for his WSET certification and Wine Business certification from SSU. In 2017, Marc was promoted to General Manager of the wine bar.
Brandon Watts, Chef
Brandon was born and raised in Maryland. He received his BBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management from James Madison University in Virginia. He then earned his certificate in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Since graduation Brandon has worked under many notable chefs at multiple different restaurants and catering companies during his time in Napa Valley. He started at Bounty Hunter in December 2014.
Jeremy Jones, Manager
After sixteen years in the hospitality business cutting his teeth in some of the most reputable restaurants on the East Coast, Jeremy decided he wanted to explore the West Coast. With a developing passion for wine, the Napa Valley was an easy choice. The Virginia native has achieved numerous certifications including the Certified Sommelier title with the Court of Master Sommeliers. He’s passionate about great drinks, and great hospitality – the kind of values that jive with everything we love here at Bounty Hunter.
Alexa Dearborn, Manager
Alexa is a New England native, but has called Napa home since 2016. After working in kitchens and restaurants in her hometown of Brunswick, Maine for 6 years, she left the small coastal fishing town and made the journey west. Alexa is no stranger to the industry, coming from a line of chefs, restaurateurs, and family owned-and-operated businesses in hospitality. In Maine, she worked at a BBQ joint for 3 years, working her way up to bar manager. Between the smell of the smoke, the animals on the wall, and the historic building, Alexa found Bounty Hunter and her new family. Originally starting as a server at Bounty Hunter, she moved into management, and from there took over the catering and special events coordinator position. When Alexa isn’t managing events, you can most likely find her on the coast searching for the best Clam Chowdah’ she can find, hiking the cliffs of NorCal, soaking up the sunshine, and enjoying the ocean breeze.