OUR PEOPLE

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

GREG BERCAW

Greg oversees production, finances, compliance, and inventory systems. 

 

Greg holds a BA from Butler University, an MA from the University of Notre Dame, and a PBA from Indiana University. 

Favorite Spirit: Bourbon

Favorite Music: 90s

Favorite Movie: The Empire Strikes Back

Obsession Topics: Olympics, Cooking & Hiking

RETAIL COORDINATOR

ALISON MILLION

Alison coordinates events, handles donation requests, manages retail inventory, and schedules tours and tastings.

 

Alison has a Hospitality Management degree from Purdue Fort Wayne and is CPR Certified.

Favorite Spirit: Rye Whiskey & Gin

Favorite Music: 90s R&B, Folk Rock/Blues, 90s Punk

Favorite Movie: Baseball, Marvel, & Indiana Jones

Obsession Topics: Outdoor Survival & Agriculture

VP OF RETAIL OPERATIONS

KATY SILLIMAN

Katy oversees retail operations at the distillery, including tours, merchandise, events, and the Bar & Kitchen.

 

Katy holds a BA in Political Science from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

Favorite Spirit: Port Cask Finished Whiskies

Favorite Music: Current Pop

Favorite Movie: Late Night

Obsession Topics: Gardening

MASTER DISTILLER

pat tanesky

Pat is responsible for overseeing all product developments, including: mashes, fermentations, distillations, barreling, blending, quality control, and product development. 

Favorite Spirit: Franklin B. Rye Whiskey

Favorite Music: 90s Grunge

Favorite Movie: Marvel & The Big Lebowski

Obsession Topics: Animated Television Comics

RESTAURANT GM

DAVID MCCARTHY

David manages the Kitchen & Bar and private rental events in the distillery. 

 

David has a background in Nursing and over 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

Favorite Spirit: Vodka

Favorite Music: Late 90s Rap

Favorite Movie: Horror Flicks

Obsession Topics: Haunted Locations

PRESIDENT

MARLA SCHNEIDER

Marla oversees all distillery operations, leading near-term and long-term goals and strategies. 

 

Marla holds a BS in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.

Favorite Spirit: Gin & Rye Whiskey

Favorite Music: 80s, Motown, Alt-Country, & Indie

Favorite Movie: The Goonies

Obsession Topics: Unexplained Mysteries & Sharks

PRODUCTION MANAGER

matt swygart

Matt is responsible for production management, scheduling, ordering, facility wellness, and equipment maintenance. 

Matt is a licensed electrician in the State of Indiana.

Favorite Spirit: Barrel-aged Whiskies

Favorite Music: Classic Rock

Favorite Movie: Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Obsession Topics: Random Facts & Sports

WHISKEY MAN

FRANKLIN B. MEVIS

Franklin B. (aka "Bruce") is our Whiskey Man.

He is the namesake for the Franklin B. Rye Whiskey. He is our storyteller, a living legend. 

Favorite Spirit: Rye Whiskey

Favorite Music: ACDC

Favorite Movie: Braveheart

Obsession Topics: Movie Buff

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Yelp - White Circle