MEET THE SPACE CADETS
FOUNDER / DISTILLARISTA / CRASHTRONAUT
Karl is the founder of Skeptic Distillery and probably the most optimistic skeptic you'll ever encounter. He's the head distiller, tinkerer, engineer, doormat, master of chaos, and guy who keeps this ship running. Sort of a jack of all trades/master of none, except perhaps making great spirits. He's the Mission Commander of sorts. He often says simply, "How hard could it be?," when presented with a new problem or task that needs to be done.
What's a distillarista you ask? We assume it's like a barista of liquor. But what the hell is a crashtronaut then? Who knows, titles are dumb anyway.
DESTROYER OF BOTTLES
Joe met Karl during his career at Enviro Tech where they both worked on development of a new cleaning solvent and equipment for the dry cleaning industry. Joe was the owner of a successful dry cleaning franchise in the Pittsburgh area. 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 was on board and invested immediately. Joe encapsulates the spirit of the Skeptic Distillery culture. Freewheeling, living on the edge of controlled chaos, entrepeneurial and fun as hell. Joe is an avid skier, in fact we don' t know how he finds time to do anything else! We don't let Joe actually work in the distillery because he just breaks a lot of stuff. He was dubbed Colonel Klink by Karl's dad because he kept clanging bottles around during bottling. LOL