Rika
McKinney

Distillery Operations Coordinator
Rika McKinney

Rika was excited to join the Bently Heritage team in 2020 as the Distillery Operations Coordinator, though she is by no means new to the Bently Family. Rika has been married to our Ranch Manager, Matt McKinney, for 25 years and has lived on the ranch for nearly 20 years. Rika holds Bachelor degrees in Animal Science from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from University of Nevada, Reno. After hours Rika can be found working on her family’s sheep and goat operation where her favorite activity is playing midwife to ewes and their newborn lambs…often at 3am! Being a farmer doesn’t leave time for hobbies and her life’s goal is to try being bored sometime to see what all the fuss is about.

Founders

Christopher Bently

Christopher Bently

Proprietor
Camille Bently

Camille Bently

Proprietress

Production Crew

Jason Tollmann

Jason Tollmann

General Manager
John Jeffery

John Jeffery

Master Distiller
Ryan Quinlan

Ryan Quinlan

Distiller Supervisor
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Rika McKinney

Distillery Operations Coordinator
Kerry Ray

Kerry Ray

Production Planner / Scheduler
Noya Gilmore

Noya Gilmore

Distiller
Bryce Butko

Bryce Butko

Assistant Distiller

Chelsea Hendricks

Assistant Distiller
Cameron Kelly

Cameron Kelly

Assistant Distiller
Kassadee Herring

KassaDee Herring

Quality Assurance Supervisor
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Jim Piscotti

Production Process Specialist
John Crumbley

John Crumbley

Production Assistant
Max Marin

Max Marin

Cellar Assistant
David Letteney

David Letteney

QA Tech
La Shay Mayfield

La Shay Mayfield

QA Tech

Sales & Marketing

Tim Maccarra

Tim Maccarra

Director of Sales
Sylvia Bronson

Sylvia Bronson

Marketing Director
Rachel Arnett

Rachel Arnett

On-Premise Specialist, Arizona
Reed Fife

Reed Fife

On-Premise Specialist, San Francisco
Dain Lutz

Dain Lutz

On Premise Specialist, Northern Nevada
Paul Nguyen

Paul Nguyen

State Sales Manager, Nevada & Arizona
Woody Worthington

Woody Worthington

Regional Sales Manager, Northern Nevada
Emilie Marks

Emilie Marks

Regional Sales Manager, Northern California
Erica Arispuro

Erica Arispuro

Regional Sales Manager, Southern California
Brian Kirby

Brian Kirby

Regional Sales Manager, Northern California
Ashley Thomas

Ashley Thomas

Regional Sales Manager, Southern California
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Ganesh Persad

Regional Sales Manager, Southern California
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Ron Steinberg

State Sales Manager, Washington & Oregon
Kristina Peterson

Kristina Peterson

Associate Brand Manager

Public House

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson

Director of Hospitality
Lucas Huff

Lucas Huff

Director of Brand Advocacy
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Wes Peterson

Tasting Room Manager
Katy Fry

Katie Fry

Craft Bartender
Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan

Tour Associate
Alan Thomson

Alan Thomson

Tour Associate