Nick and Catherine Quint
Nick and Catherine began Yahara Bay Distillers in 2007, and
they are actively involved in the direction of the Company.
Production Manager / Head Distiller
Lars oversees all distillation, and production at Yahara Bay.
Lars has been with the Company as one of its founders since 2007, and learned the craft of distilling with Nick over the years.
As a life-long musician Lars also manages our live music booking and serves as our in-house sound guy.
Lars has finely tuned skills for making great spirits and great music.
Distiller and Blender
Air joined Yahara Bay in January 2017 and came from a well known brandy producer in the Chicago area bringing a wealth of knowledge with him.
Ari enjoys creating new and unusual products for use in our tasting room and for contract client research and development. Given an time to monitor the still which is within eyeshot of the tasting bar, Ari is often found walking through the distillery offering people a sample of his new spirit and cocktail creations.
Production and Distilling
Tyler joined Yahara Bay in 2016. He's bilingual and has a passion for home brewing. Although he's 6' 7" he's a gentle giant.
Import and Fulfillment Manager
Kristi manages importing, bottling, reporting, distributor registration, State registration and compliance, billing, accounts receivable, and inventory management at Yahara Bay. Kristi does so much she could start her own distillery and run the whole thing her self.
She has been with the Company since its founding in 2007 and we will never let her go. Ever.
Bottling and Fulfillment
Jennifer joined Yahara Bay in 2013 and has nearly perfected the art of bottling imported spirits. She is rarely caught dabbing up a very small spill.
Bottling and Fulfillment
Fue joined Yahara Bay in 2015. Fue's efficiency is topped only by his willingness to assist with anything thrown his way.
Client Relationship Manager
Kristin leads our customer relationship management and new account acquisition.
She coordinates collaborative events on and off-site with local businesses and organizations and also assists with social media marketing.
If you want a Yahara Bay product at your favorite retailer or bar, send her a message. She'll ask which locations are your second and third favorite, too.
She joined Yahara Bay in 2017.
Liz oversees marketing and sales at Yahara Bay. She is a cheesemonger, chef, and artist.
Liz joined Yahara Bay in 2018 and brings with her brand development experience from the wine and spirits industry.
If you think you know everything there is to know about cheese because you're from Wisconsin, have a conversation with Liz and you'll find yourself wanting to learn more.
Amber manages our Big Room event rentals, serves as a liason for private events between the client and Ben, Public House Manager, and manages Yahara Bay sponsored events.
Amber joined the Company in 2018.
Gallery Manager, Marketing/Event Specialist
Lainie joined yahara Bay in 2018 and assists with event coordination, market sales and samplings, retail sales, and management of The Gallery at Yahara Bay.
Contact Lainie if you would like to learn how you can exhibit your artwork at The Gallery at Yahara Bay.
Public House Manager
Ben manages Yahara Bay Public House and private event operations.
He creates beautiful cocktails with Yahara Bay spirits and ingredients.
Ben has developed his team to deliver an exceptional experience, and cocktails with great expressions of our spirits.
Retail Associate and Tour Guide
William oversees retail operations on a day to day basis.
He is an avid photographer, oral historian, and assists with social media marketing on Instagram.
William joined Yahara Bay in 2018.
Shipping and Receiving Manager, Bottling and Fulfillment
Dan is our get-it-here and get-it-there go-to guy.
He spends much of his time bottling product when he's not driving the forklift.
Dan has been with the Company since 2013.
Nels oversees Company direction, operations, contract clients, accounting, and human resources.
Nels has been with the Company since 2016.