I am the founder and CEO of Candella micro-distillery. I started this company after being restless with retirement and wanting to open a business with my brothers. I wanted to do something a little different, so a distillery it was. Best 401k plan ever, this doesn't look like the Florida Keys?!
First and foremost, my job is to keep Bill under control, believe me that takes up most of my time. Besides that, I engineered and built the essential parts of the 'works' that run our still and keep it running efficiently and consistently, so this distillery can continue to produce award winning spirits.
Donn was a critical part of getting this company off the ground, without him we wouldn't be where we are today. Donn helped Bill with the early stages of development, from building our first still to creating our signature brand, Y-town Vodka. Donn's work shirt is prominently displayed in our warehouse, where he loved to work. There is not a day that goes by that he is not missed.
Among the shared responsibilities we all have here at Candella micro-distillery, I am our Warehouse Manager. It's my job to keep us running smoothly and everything in it's place.....even though they can't find it, I know where it is! They'll get it when I come in.
I am the "paper work guy" as I am fondly referred to by my brothers. It's my job, as well as many other jobs we all share to keep this place running, to take care of the mountains of paperwork associated with running a distillery as well as our marketing. There are many long nights in front of the computer keeping everything in order and the website fresh!