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Kevin Meyers
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Kevin Meyers

Bartender

Loves to create craft cocktails and unique experiences while mastering a resting bitch face. Aspiring to shine a light on old techniques by starting a clarified milk punch company, Regalia Punch Co.

Ava Navarrete
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Ava Navarrete

Lead Bartender, Photographer

Kind and courageous, this bartender's reputation shines when you witness the deep relationships she has built in the hospitality community

Cris Cusac
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Cris Cusac

Bartender

I started bartending in 2007 when I turned 21. I most recently took up the mantle of bartending at the American Legion in Santa Ana.

Renee Griego
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Renee Griego

Lead Bartender @ Vaca

Renee is a self proclaimed whiskey woman, sherry slut, spritz bitch and baijiu babe. She is a seasoned bartender with over 20 years experience and is a certified BAR 5 graduate. 

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Adam Haskins
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Adam Haskins

International Cocktail Bartender

I‘ve worked at craft cocktail bars all over the country and around the world, from New Zealand to Nashville.

Bradley Johnson
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Bradley Johnson

Home Mixologist 

Brad Johnson, aka Sluggo, aka Mysterioso, is a home mixologist specializing in interesting and sometimes whimsical twists on classic cocktail platforms.

Ryan Kuntz
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Ryan Kuntz

General Manager, Noble Experiment Speakeasy

For many years, Ryan has been creating amazing cocktails at some of San Diego's finest restaurants and bars.

Brendan Naylor
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Brendan Naylor

Former Bartender

Brendan works in film/TV in NYC. A seasonal drinker, he enjoys a mezcal margarita in summer and a Boulevardier in winter. A straight-up gin martini will always make a bad day better.

Jacob Alexander Garcia
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Jacob Alexander Garcia

Bartender

I am a professional bartender and I’ve worked all over the Long Beach bar scene from beer bars, dives, cocktail and agave forward bars. I’m a HUGE fanboy and advocate for all things Agave and Cane distillates.

Matt Ellingson
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Matt Ellingson

Partner, Tradecraft Hospitality

Matt has spent the last 12 years as a Beverage Leader with the Disneyland Resort overseeing the Bar and Wine Program for Club 33 as well as serving as Manager and Sommelier for 21 Royal.

Rosie Ruiz
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Rosie Ruiz

Boss Lady at Stayin Gold Cocktails

Always inspired by new spirits and cocktail trends, Rosie has now brought her expertise and craft to the creation of her company, Stayin’ Gold Cocktails.

Josh Saphier
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Josh Saphier

Director of Beverage, Eighteen36

Josh Saphier has been bartending for ten years. In early 2020, he moved to Houston to help open Eighteen36, a local hot spot bar and restaurant. Since COVID-19, he has designed cocktail kits and offers virtual mixology classes.

Dave Stolte

Dave Stolte

Author and Designer

Dave is the author, illustrator, and publisher of “Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)."

Sarah Gualtieri
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Sarah Gualtieri

Recipe Developer/Photograper

I'm a NY based content creator, photographer and recipe developer. I work with brands to develop recipes featuring their products.

Stephen Czerwinski
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Stephen Czerwinski

Home Bar Enthusiast

I’m a home bartender committed to building a robust home bar out of limited space.

Martin Cate
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Martin Cate

Rum and exotic cocktail expert

Rum and exotic cocktail expert, award-winning author, and the owner and creator of Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco.

Jocelyn Jolley
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Jocelyn Jolley

Bartender @ Michael's on Naples

She finds inspiration everywhere, from listening to a podcast, to French cuisine, even a sleep story meditation.

Jeff Ladman
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Jeff Ladman

Bar Keep

Jeff came to bartending through professional theatre as a sound designer and engineer frim mixing to mixing, pouring cocktails for the bohemians in San Diego.

Noah Eull
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Noah Eull

Bartender

Noah creates personalized tastings and premium craft cocktails and helps people experience one of a kind and unique spirits from around the world.

Jason Schiffer
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Jason Schiffer

Partner, Tradecraft Hospitality

Jason owned and operated the award-winning 320 Main in Seal Beach from 2009-2019, and his signature drink, the Detroiter, was named OC’s Best Signature Cocktail by OC Weekly

Gian Villa
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Gian Villa

I am not a mixologist.

Ben Craft
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Ben Craft

Home Mixologist

Chemical engineer by day, and home mixologist by night. Ben likes to craft new cocktails from all-natural ingredients and add modern tweaks to old classics.

Stew Ellington
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Stew Ellington

Author

Cocktail enthusiast and author of 1210 More Very Good Cocktails: A Renaissance Compendium

Jessie Birschbach
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Jessie Birschbach

Certified Sommelier

Jessie Birschbach is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers with a background in fine dining, creative marketing, and comedy.