Media Resources

Welcome! Please find below a list of links to photos, bios, book images, interviews, etc… for you to use. If you would like additional images or info, please email Mike Elliott at To book Michael & Bonnie for your next event, please visit our Book Us Page.

Michael & Bonnie Photos

Michael & Bonnie Bio

Book Images

The Barefoot Spirit Book Trailer

Print & Online Business Articles

Television & Radio Appearances

The Barefoot Wine Founders Share the Secrets of Success


Bloomberg Video

Fox Business Video

The Street Video

Wall Street Journal Live Video

Jeff Hayzlett Book Club Video

C-E-O Video

CNY Central News Video

Business Rockstars Video

Business Rockstars Video

SmartFem TV

Universities that have Adopted The Barefoot Spirit in their Classrooms

  • University of Hawaii
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Stetson University of Florida
  • University of Florida in Gainesville, Warrington School of Business
  • University of Tampa, John H. Sykes College of Business
  • Florida State University at Tallahassee
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • Tarrant College in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas
  • Cornell University
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Mississippi State University
  • Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
  • Washburn University, Topeka, KS
  • University of Ulster  Florida State University
  • University of Lethbridge
  • Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, IE
  • UNC Ashville, Ashville, NC
  • Pepperdine University
  • Rowan University, New Jersey
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

NOTE: The entire memberships of the United States Association for Small Business and the International Council for Small Business have received books.

Barefoot Spirit Wine Founders Social Media

Why should you buy The Barefoot Spirit?

  • The Barefoot Spirit, New York Times Bestselling Paperback Business Book and USA Today Bestseller
  • Skillfully written by award winning journalist, Rick Kushman (Not another “then I” book)
  • Business Adventure story (not a prescriptive text)
  • Humble beginnings of the #1 Wine Brand in the US now!
  • American success – rags to riches story
  • Wine Brand was built without advertising relying on word of mouth from NPOs it supported
  • Brand was a disrupter and an industry reformer
  • Larger font, illustrations, easy read
  • Yahoo says “Perfect beach read for the summer!” (Timing is right)
  • Everybody loves wine stories! First behind-the-scenes view of the wine business