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.

Owners

Christopher Bently

Christopher Bently

Proprietor
Camille Bently

Camille Bently

Proprietress

Production Crew

John D.E. Jeffery

John D.E. Jeffery

General Manager & Master Distiller
Kerry Ray

Kerry Ray

Production Manager
Rika McKinney

Rika McKinney

Distillery Operations Coordinator
Ryan Quinlan

Ryan Quinlan

Distillery Supervisor
Noya Gilmore

Noya Gilmore

Distiller
Bryce Butko

Bryce Butko

Distiller
Chelsea Hendricks

Chelsea Hendricks

Distiller
Cameron Kelly

Cameron Kelly

Distiller
KassaDee Herring

KassaDee Herring

Quality Assurance Supervisor
Jim Pisciotti

Jim Pisciotti

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

Eric Carfagnini

Eric Carfagnini

Director of Sales and Marketing
Lucas Huff

Lucas Huff

Director of Brand Advocacy
Ganesh Persad

Ganesh Persad

Trade Marketing Manager