Our Team


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.

Brand Management

Marlene Steiner Brand Director

Marlene is responsible for all consumer, press, media, product and marketing activities. She has been active in the wine and spirits industry, having owned a winery in the past.

Corporate Management

Jerry Heddy Operations Director

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

Distillery Management

Ian Thomas Distillery Director

Ian leads all distilling operations in his role. Hailing from Tennessee, he helped start Big River Distilling Company in Memphis.

Sales Management

John Alvarez Sales Director

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.

Corporate Team

Stacey Gallup Administrative & HR Specialist
Austin Ashford Accounting Manager
Christopher McDaniel Operations Analyst

Visitors Center Team

Amanda Beckwith Guest Experience & Education Manager
Joan Lucy Visitors Center Operations Supervisor
Brandon Ramsey Visitors Center Operations Lead

Brand Team

Jessica Bullard Marketing & Brand Manager
Camille VanHout Brand Administrator

Distillery Team

Erik Skaar Distillery Operations Manager
Brian Hersey Warehouse & Cellar Manager
Dustin Caster Lead Distiller
Bjorn Goodwin Assistant Distiller
Marian Cunningham Assistant Distiller
Jordan Kennedy Site & Facilities Lead
Nick Smoot Facilities Maintenance Assistant
Andrew Simpson Facilities Maintenance Assistant

Sales Team

Bobbi Comer Sales Program Coordinator
Erica Kraypohl New York & New Jersey Market Manager
Bob Lanigan Midwest Market Manager
Adam Reel Mid-Atlantic Market Manager
Rick Statler Southeast Market Manager
Shawn Vetter New England Market Manager

Guest Experience Associates

Annie Carter
Jennifer Henzi
Dave Hunt
Jacob James
Ellie Laliberte
Laura Pezzulo
Howard Puckett
Sydney Tyree
Angela Vest
Tiffany Stevens
Desiree Whittington
Ethan Wray
Travis White
Virginia Distillery Co.

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