About Us

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Nick grew up in Wisconsin. He went to high school in Slinger, and then went to college at UW-Madison for chemical engineering. During his last summer, he studied abroad in Spain where he met his wife Abby who was in the same course through Iowa State. After graduation he worked in the oil industry in Oklahoma, and Canada before making his way to Texas. After a time, Nick and Abby decided to move back to the Midwest to be closer to family, so they found jobs at a corn ethanol plant and settled in Illinois. They got married and had their first son Byron. Nick’s dream was always to get back to the Madison area and they were able to do that in 2017.  Now they are back in the great state of Wisconsin, living in Stoughton, and are pregnant with their second child.

 

When he isn’t spending time with his energetic son, Nick enjoys brewing beer, and, of course, sampling the great local craft brews, food, and spirits in the Madison area. He also enjoys spending time outside and tinkering with various DIY projects like his homemade trellis for, what else, hops for his beer making.

 

Nick has over 6 years of experience in engineering in both small and large companies. He has worked in a wide variety of sectors including petrol chemicals, ethanol, and polyurethane foam manufacturing, with a specialization in project development and management. He also has experience in the food service industry from his college days as a server. He enjoys working with the people around him and looks forward to building a business that will help the community thrive.

Abby grew up in a small town in eastern Iowa.  She went to Iowa State to study chemical engineering.  While studying abroad in Spain, she met her future husband Nick.  Well, if you read Nick’s bio, you see where this is going. She found a job in Texas after graduating, and moved south to be with Nick.  After awhile they wanted to be closer to home to raise a family. They moved to Illinois, where Abby worked in the distillation department making beverage ethanol – basically high proof vodka – but on an industrial scale.  While living in Illinois, their first child was born: Byron. He is a happy little almost 2 year old, who definitely has a knack for learning how things work so he can take them apart and reassemble them. Signs of a young engineer already?  Only time will tell. Last year they moved to the Madison area and settled in Stoughton. Abby is pregnant with child number 2, and busier than ever!

 

Along the way, Abby and Nick got 2 dogs, traveled internationally a lot, and got SCUBA certified.  Abby also likes to express her creativity through photography, so she started a portrait photography business back in 2015.  This year she added a branch to her business that combines photography with nerdiness when she started going to conventions to photograph cosplayers.  She also likes to garden – both vegetables and flowers.

 

Abby has over 5 years of chemical engineering experience ranging from continuous industrial scale to batch operations like will be used in the distillery.  She has extensive operational optimization and troubleshooting experience, as well as large-scale capital project management experience. She also brings a creative background and experience in starting up a small business both gained from her photography business.  She is ready to get back to distilling and excited to meet and partner with individuals and other small businesses in the community.

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Abby grew up in a small town in eastern Iowa.  She went to Iowa State to study chemical engineering.  While studying abroad in Spain, she met her future husband Nick.  Well, if you read Nick’s bio, you see where this is going. She found a job in Texas after graduating, and moved south to be with Nick.  After awhile they wanted to be closer to home to raise a family. They moved to Illinois, where Abby worked in the distillation department making beverage ethanol – basically high proof vodka – but on an industrial scale.  While living in Illinois, their first child was born: Byron. He is a happy little almost 2 year old, who definitely has a knack for learning how things work so he can take them apart and reassemble them. Signs of a young engineer already?  Only time will tell. Last year they moved to the Madison area and settled in Stoughton. Abby is pregnant with child number 2, and busier than ever!

 

Along the way, Abby and Nick got 2 dogs, traveled internationally a lot, and got SCUBA certified.  Abby also likes to express her creativity through photography, so she started a portrait photography business back in 2015.  This year she added a branch to her business that combines photography with nerdiness when she started going to conventions to photograph cosplayers.  She also likes to garden – both vegetables and flowers.

 

Abby has over 5 years of chemical engineering experience ranging from continuous industrial scale to batch operations like will be used in the distillery.  She has extensive operational optimization and troubleshooting experience, as well as large-scale capital project management experience. She also brings a creative background and experience in starting up a small business both gained from her photography business.  She is ready to get back to distilling and excited to meet and partner with individuals and other small businesses in the community.

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Ryan grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, he is a Yooper as they call them, Eh! He attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Upon graduation he spent a short time in Southern California before making Madison his home now for the last 11 years. While in Madison, working for a small brew pub, he met his wife Corie. Two years into their marriage they had their daughter Josephine. Up until having Josephine, Ryan and Corie had a rotating door of fur babies that they fostered.

 

In his free time Ryan enjoys trying craft beer, local fair and craft cocktails. He also enjoys both playing and watching sports when he gets the chance. His newest hobby to cross off his bucket list is motorcycling. Of course, spending time with his daughter trumps all of these.

Ryan possesses 8 years of experience in marketing roles in both small local business and large corporate retail sectors. In conjunction with his marketing experience, he also possesses over 10 years of business management experience. He most enjoys building relationships in the community in which he resides.

Ryan, Corie, and Josephine
Nick, Abby, and Byron