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OUR PEOPLE

Greg manages the distillery 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. 

ACCOUNTANT

GREG BERCAW

Favorite Spirit: Bourbon

Favorite Music: 90s

Favorite Movie: The Empire Strikes Back

Obsession Topics: Olympics, Cooking & Hiking

Franklin B. (aka "Bruce") produces mashes, distills, and barrels spirits.

Bruce is the namesake for the Franklin B. Rye Whiskey. He is a Certified Welder, Scuba Diver, and Ranch Hand. He has an Associates Degree in Painting, Drywall Finishing and Wall-Cover Hanging.

DISTILLER

FRANKLIN B. MEVIS

Favorite Spirit: Rye Whiskey

Favorite Music: ACDC

Favorite Movie: Braveheart

Obsession Topics: Movie Buff

Marla oversees all distillery operations and strategy.

 

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

PRESIDENT

MARLA SCHNEIDER

Favorite Spirit: Gin & Rye Whiskey

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

Favorite Movie: The Goonies

Obsession Topics: Unexplained Mysteries & Sharks

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

Matt is a licensed electrician in the State of Indiana.

PRODUCTION MANAGER

matt swygart

Favorite Spirit: Barrel-aged Whiskies

Favorite Music: Classic Rock

Favorite Movie: Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Obsession Topics: Random Facts & Sports

Patrick is responsible for menu development and the back of the house. Patrick leads the kitchen by sharing his passion for food and inspiring others.

Patrick has an Associates in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Whales in North Miami, Florida.

EXECUTIVE CHEF

patrick whetstone

Favorite Food: Too many foods to list

Favorite Music: All but pop, country, or classical

Favorite Movie: Green Street Hooligans

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.

RESTAURANT GM

DAVID MCCARTHY

Favorite Spirit: Vodka

Favorite Music: Late 90s Rap

Favorite Movie: Horror Flicks

Obsession Topics: Haunted Locations

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

 

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

RETAIL COORDINATOR

ALISON MILLION

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

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.

VP OF RETAIL OPERATIONS

KATY SILLIMAN

Favorite Spirit: Port Cask Finished Whiskies

Favorite Music: Current Pop

Favorite Movie: Late Night

Obsession Topics: Gardening

Pat is responsible for overseeing all processes in production, including mashes, fermentations, distillations, barreling, blending, quality control, product improvements, and product development.

MASTER DISTILLER

pat tanesky

Favorite Spirit: Franklin B. Rye Whiskey

Favorite Music: 90s Grunge

Favorite Movie: Marvel & The Big Lebowski

Obsession Topics: Animated Television Comics