BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Co-Founder | 44º North Vodka
Ken is an adult beverage industry veteran with over 25 years of marketing experience on beer, wine and spirits working for companies such as Rémy Cointreau, Möet Hennessy and Anheuser Busch InBev. Since 2005, he has been active as a Co-Founder of Idaho produced 44º North Vodka which is now available across the country in 45 states. Ken is most proud of how 44º North Vodka is sourced from Idaho crops while using many local vendors such as Drake Cooper Advertising and Packaging Corporation of America, formerly known as Boise Cascade, and supporting several Gem State charities such as Camp Rainbow Gold, the Jayden DeLuca Foundation and Üsful Glassworks. Last, he serves as a marketing advisor to several Idaho companies including membership on the Advisory Board for Payette Brewing. Ken feels strongly that Idaho can be a beverage producing powerhouse thanks to its proximity to agricultural materials, ample water supplies and the pioneer spirit of Idahoans.
President at 8 Feathers Distillery
Larry wears many hats in addition to his work as the Treasurer for the Idaho Distillers Association. Larry is the President and Head of Sales for 8 Feathers Distillery where he over sees the daily operations and handles all major selling of their craft spirits, Larry brings more than 30 years of Sales experience in various industries to 8 Feathers and has proved that selling spirits is just as fun and challenging as other industries Currently 8 Feathers has distribution of their products in Idaho, Washington, Colorado and South Carolina.
Founder/CEO at Corson Distilling Systems
Tory custom builds equipment for craft distilleries including pot and column stills, mash tuns, and fermenters from raw stainless steel and copper. After law school, Tory was fortunate to work with companies ranging from small tech start-ups to Fortune 500's for a great law firm in Silicon Valley. His time there inspired him to create a company of his own from the ground up.he eventually ventured into craft distilling along with his brother and several family members. Drawing on their heritage in farming in Idaho, and their backgrounds in welding, machining, and fabrication, they founded Corson Distilling Systems, Inc.