Our Team

Leadership

Angela H. Moore Chairwoman

Angela is active in marketing and championing the brand in markets across the U.S. and beyond. She is also the Managing Director of Macha Capital Partners and the Managing Partner of Ravensdale Capital, and serves on many boards such as the UCD Smurfit School Advisory Board, Ireland, Women in Business NI and the North American Northern Ireland Advisory Council. She received her undergraduate at St. Mary’s College, Queens, Belfast and has a BA and MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC. 

Gareth H. Moore CEO

Gareth serves as CEO and carries on his father George’s legacy and commitment to creating an exceptional American Single Malt. He is also a Principal at Adelphi Capital, a middle-market merchant banking business in Washington, DC. He is the President of the Virginia Distillers Association and serves on the DISCUS Craft Advisory Council as well as several other boards. He received a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Georgetown University.

Maggie Moore Chief Experience Officer

Maggie leads the vision for bringing the Visitors Center experience to life. She is passionate about creating a state-of-the-art location for whisky fans.

Operations Management

Jerry Heddy Chief Operating Officer

Jerry supports all team operations, compliance, accounting, HR and logistics. He was previously at The Hershey Company where he held operational and leadership roles.

Sales Management

John Alvarez Chief Sales Officer

John is responsible for growing the sales footprint for Virginia Distillery Company. John has over 20 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry.

Brand Management

Andrew Meissner Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew leads our marketing organization, overseeing all brand development, comms, media, events, and digital marketing. He previously worked for E&J Gallo Winery and Whyte and Mackay across their sales and marketing organizations.

Brand Management

Amanda Beckwith Lead Blender

Amanda helped to develop and now leads the company's sensory and maturation program in addition to overseeing company education and training. She has trained with industry legends, including nosing expert Nancy Fraley, Harry Cockburn, and the late Dr. Jim Swan. 

Operations Team

Brian Hersey Cask House & Cellar Manager
Dustin Caster Distilling & Packaging Director
Mike Foltz Distillery Maintenance Mechanic
Brad Morgan Supply Chain Solutions Manager
Marian Cunningham Production Lead II
Sam Comer Production Lead II
Clay Rucker Production Lead II
Johnathan Price Production Lead II
Dillon Smith Production Lead I
Krystal Loving Production Lead I
Annie Willman Production Associate II
Wanda Wright Production Associate II
Zach Timmons Production Associate I
Caitlin Taylor Administrative & HR Specialist
Laura Ramsey Controller
Julia Sawin Data Analyst

Sales Team

Erica Kraypohl Northeast Market Manager
Rick Statler Southeast Market Manager
Parrish Brown Mid-Atlantic Market Manager
Kerson Raymond Field Market Representative, New York
Kurt Friedenberger Field Market Representative, South Carolina & Georgia
Tara Johnson Smith Field Market Representative, Virginia
Mark Baker National Account Manager
Richard Karpiuk Field Market Representative, South Texas
Zac Tine Field Market Representative, North Texas
Stacey Kirven Field Market Representative, Michigan
Lauren Klos Field Market Representative, Mid-Atlantic
Nicole Naumenko Field Market Representative, Massachusetts

Brand Team

Jessica Bullard Senior Brand Manager
Zach Williams Digital Marketing Manager
Sam Bolt Guest Experience Manager
Dora Oliver Assistant Brand Manager
Rebecca Hogge Assistant Digital Marketing Manager
Virginia Distillery Co.

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