I have lived in the St. Croix valley area of Wisconsin most of my life. Graduated high school in Hudson, got a degree in accounting from UWRF, and moved to New Richmond. I have worked for a few different construction companies, and in the healthcare industry where John and I met in the accounting department. While attending UWRF, I started out majoring in chemistry and learned the art of distilling in the many labs that were required. I love the fact I can put my chemistry skills to work to make great whiskey. I am married and have two daughters, hunt and fish as much as time allows.