John Jeffery

John earned a graduate degree in food chemistry from Michigan State University, where he focused on fermentation and distillation. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology, and worked as a sound engineer, physical therapy aid, and personal trainer before joining the world of distillation.

At MSU, John worked with distillers from all over the world to make products and to set up startup craft distilleries. He also ran the university lab, performed analytical research on spirits, and even helped with a court case by recreating a prison still made from a garbage bag and a clothing iron!

Outside of work John loves the mountains, desert, ocean, sky, trail wandering, foraging for plants, smelling and tasting things, and cooking with what he finds. He also enjoys building things, writing books, and making stop-motion animation movies with his kids.

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Christopher Bently

Christopher Bently

Proprietor
Camille Bently

Camille Bently

Proprietress

Distillery Team

Jason Tollmann

Jason Tollmann

General manager
Jeff Hodson

Jeff Hodson

Director of Sales
John Jeffery

John Jeffery

Master Distiller
Lucas Huff

Lucas Huff

Tasting Room Manager
Ryan Quinlan

Ryan Quinlan

Distiller
Bryce Butko

Bryce Butko

Assistant Distiller

Chelsea Hendricks

Assistant Distiller
Cameron Kelly

Cameron Kelly

Assistant Distiller
Kassadee Herring

KassaDee Herring

Quality Assurance Specialist
Matt Drew

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Business Team

Tyler Cassacia

Tyler Cassacia

In-House Attorney
Yvette Marie Conde

Yvette Marie Conde

Controller
Brady Frey

Brady Frey

COO
Mark Gruver

Mark Gruver

Security Manager
Jae Henderson

Jae Henderson

Marketing Manager
Jeff Jarboe

Jeff Jarboe

CFO
Carlo Luri

Carlo Luri

Director of Government Affairs
Matt Mckinney

Matt McKinney

Ranch General Manager
Eugene Santos

Eugene Santos

Creative & Technology Director
Scott Shearer

Scott Shearer

Art Director
Larry Vincent

Larry Vincent

Director of Construction
Ingrid Wetzell

Ingrid Wetzell

HR Director