MEET THE SPACE CADETS

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KARL LOEPKE
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KARL LOEPKE

FOUNDER / DISTILLARISTO

Karl is the founder of Skeptic Distillery and probably the most optimistic skeptic you'll ever encounter.  Head distillaristo, engineer, graphic designer, social media serf, doormat, master of chaos... these are just a few things he handles on the daily.  He basically does every single job that needs to be done, and if he's never done something before that never stops him.  Karl often says simply, "How hard could it be?," when presented with a new problem or task that needs to be done.  

JOE IANNARELLI

DESTROYER OF BOTTLES

Joe met Karl at Enviro Tech, where they both worked on a safer chemistry and equipment for the dry cleaning industry. Joe was the owner of a successful dry cleaning franchise near Pittsburgh. They got to know each other and became friends as each possessed a similar work ethic and chaotic style. When Karl told Joe about his idea to start a distillery, Joe invested immediately. Freewheeling, living on the edge of controlled chaos, entrepeneurial and fun as hell, he basically encapsulates the Skeptic vibe.  He is an avid skier, in fact we don' t know how he finds time to do anything else! We won't let Joe actually work in the distillery anymore because he is a bull in a china shop and breaks too many bottles. LOL

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JOE IANNARELLI
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BRUCE JACOBSON
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BRUCE JACOBSON

SALES MANAGER

Bruce is the newest member of the Skeptic Crew.  A seasoned industry vet with deep connections in the industry, Bruce was semi-retired but was so inspired by Skeptic's vision and products that he decided to come work with us!  He is already having an impact expanding our broker network, helping add distribution in more states and getting into stores and restaurants we hadn't imagined we could.  

Bruce spent his first 20 years with Seagram's where he was involved in many products including the highly successful Seagram's wine coolers launch and spent the past 20 years with Heaven Hill brands working with brands like Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Hypnotiq, Blackheart Rum and others.