Mike launched Summit Creek Ranch in 2002 after buying 690 acres of rolling hills in Hayfork Valley. Sumner is a Southern California native who grew up in Encino, California and graduated from San Francisco State University, College of Business, with a major in business management and marketing. He has had a career spanning construction, engineering, computer technical, and high tech sales. “I’m very involved in enlarging the scope of our ranch as well as adding lamb to the mix. We have over a thousand acres of leased land on which we graze our cattle. Along with our land at Summit Creek Ranch, these vast tracts of open grasslands are what support our Polled Hereford-Angus steers,” he says. Mike lives in Hayfork with his wife.