Mikkela Sweet is a co-founder, Director, and serves as the President of Peninsula Bay Trust Company, Inc., managing all aspects of business operations and overseeing all client and trust administration. An experienced Fiduciary Management professional with a demonstrated history of achieving results for High Net Worth individuals, families and their businesses, before starting PenBay, Mikkela was the Vice President and Senior Trust Officer for the Northern California Region of Fiduciary Trust Company International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton. Having received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Tax Law Certificate from the University of San Francisco School of Law, Mikkela possesses a strong skill set anchored around Trust Administration, Taxation, Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning. She also holds the professional designation of a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor from the American Bankers Association.
Passionate about giving back, she is a Board Member of two mission-driven organizations: Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club and Mission Dolores Academy of San Francisco, California; a Leadership Committee member of the Emerging Advisors Network of The San Francisco Foundation, and a Scholars’ Mentor for the East Bay College Fund of Oakland Promise, where she mentors young people through their college experience. Mikkela received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Political Science and African-American Studies.