Jeff’s journey started in Butler, New Jersey then took him to Oregon State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Horticulture. Bringing over two decades of experience in cryogenics of hops for the USDA and managing greenhouses and warehouses for urban farming, his science background is complemented by a precise palate and big dreams. Ask him about the distilling process or the flavor profiles or grain to glass distilling and he will be happy to “geek” out with you.
Born and raised in Portland, Ben’s nearly three decades as a carpenter have prepared him to work towards his goal of becoming a Master Distiller. His attention to detail and unwavering focus has helped product development and sales excel quickly as Stillweather Spirits grows nationally. If you’re looking for a cigar pairing or cocktail inspiration, Ben is your guy!
The iconic jam band Phish lured Erin away from her home in Peoria, Illinois and into the halls of Oregon State University where she met Jeff. After getting her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Oregon Health and Sciences University she’s put in almost twenty years as an RN working at the bedside and leading the way in projects to improve the quality of health care based on research and evidence-based practices. When she’s not heading up the business side of Stillweather you can find her being a mom to her five-year-old twins and spending time with her family.