Craig is the farmer who grows the fruit for Tieton Cider Works. New varieties are what excite Craig, and he is always looking for what else he can grow on his farm. He is intrigued with the heirloom and cider apples that he is bringing into production, and is committed to the growth of a cider making community in the Northwest. Contact Craig for Scion wood.
With a background in design and a love of cooking, Sharon has a current life mission to impress upon everyone that cider is what pairs best with food. Inviting friends to dinner and quizzing them about which ciders they prefer with which foods is a perfect fit with Sharon's natural ability to cook for and nurture her family and friends. See our Pairings Page for recipes and ideas! She oversees this page.
Marcus joined Tieton Cider Works in 2010 as our cider operations manager and cider maker, bringing ten years' experience in making cider, craft beers, wine and as a fourth generation Yakima Valley farmer, Marcus brings a diverse background in growing apples and pears, as well as a valuable skill in his natural and innate ability to blend and taste. With his first bottling, Marcus was winning awards for his cider. Contact Marcus for information about sales, cider fruit or juice.
Braden comes to Tieton Cider Works most recently from Wirtz Beverage in Nevada, where he served as the Director of Fine Wine and Craft Spirits. His career progression comes with great understanding of both distributor and supplier management, including nearly 10 years at Kendall Jackson Enterprises. Prior to that, Braden managed the Western Regions for Wilson Daniels, Ltd. Overall, Braden offers over a decade of experience in both the beverage and media industries. In his new role as National Sales Manager, he will direct the sales team at TCW as we look to grow and improve upon new and existing markets. Contact Braden with sales inquiries.
Liz joined Tieton Cider Works as Marketing Director in 2013, bringing over 10 years of marketing and business development experience to the team. She looks forward to supporting the sales team with new marketing programs as we embark on our exciting growth. Liz grew up in the Yakima Valley, and after spending a few years in California, is happy to be home, surrounded by the beauty of the valley. Contact Liz with your marketing inquiries.
Rob spends his days in the cidery as our Production Manager. With a Bachelor degree in Biology and Master of Science in Brewing and Distilling, from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, he is perfect for the job. While living in the UK, Rob became aware of the vast world of cider and was curious about TCW when he returned. He grew up in Yakima and has interests in theatre and soccer making him a man of diverse interests. Contact Rob for information about scheduling events with Tieton Cider Works.
In 2011 Korel made the decision to move from Seattle to Tieton to join the TCW team. She was intrigued to join a growing company and recognized an opportunity to gain knowledge in an area of business that she had never experienced. With a diverse background that includes sales, data entry, customer service and personal home management, Korel is the administrative assistant to all of us – the woman with the answers! Contact Korel for all cider house visits, general inquiry and administrative questions including shipping logistics.
Jennie is our woman on the ground; opening new markets and handling our participation at festivals and events. Her knowledge of cider comes from years as a home brewer and living in Brighton, England working in pubs and clubs for four years. Her finely tuned palette comes from her time in England and ten years in the specialty coffee industry where she focused on taste and education. Living in Portland, Oregon gives Jennie plenty of time on her bike, participating in the cyclocross culture and imbibing in a few pints. Contact Jennie for event scheduling.
Aaron joins the team as Regional Manager by means of Wirtz Beverage NV. With a refined emphasis on guest services and the Asian cultural background, he held the role of Sake and Chinese Spirit Specialist during his tenure with Wirtz. He spent a number of years prior on the service side of the Food and Beverage industry ranging from food handler/management to positions as a lead server/butler within world-class resorts. Contact Aaron with portfolio inquiries within Nevada, California and Texas.
Tyler joined the Tieton team in 2013. Having come from the fine dining industry, Tyler has the palette and knowledge to make the jump into the cider world. Tyler went to the University of Washington and has a degree in Theatre, and recently finished shooting a new short film which comes out in 2014. Contact Tyler to set up an event or tasting in Washington and Idaho.
Kelsey Von Stubbe
Kelsey is Tieton Cider Works' social media guru. Having grown up in the Yakima Valley, Kelsey has always had an interest in the land and the products that come from it. She attended the University of Washington and graduated with a degree in Communication and Theatre. She lives in Seattle and enjoys spending the weekends visiting new hot spots around town. Contact Kelsey in regards to all things social media.