We are proud to have seventeen employees on our payroll, and eight professional subcontractors working closely with us. We work hard to pay higher than average wages and keep staff employed year round, with benefits for full-time employees. We provide help with the cost of ski passes and subsidize life insurance, disability, dental and hospitalization benefits through AFLAC. We also try to provide a supportive vacation policy, with fulltime employees receiving paid vacation, and we create a work environment that supports parenting. We are an equal opportunity employer who recruits exceptional staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual preference, status as transgendered, etc.
Karen Hoskin is President/CEO and Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Montanya Distillers. She plays a strong role in choosing distilling cuts and selecting spirits that are ready to bottle from the barrel. She participates in and helps manage the bottling lines. She also handles national sales and marketing, brand development, events, web design, social networking, graphic design, advertising, product development, mixology, company strategic planning, HR, and the busy rum bar and restaurant. She is also occasionally found tending the patio gardens.
Brice Hoskin is Head Distiller Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the company. Brice designs the distilling process and manages the Distilling staff, in addition to handling proofing, bottling, federal compliance, wholesale fulfillment, quality control, and product development. He is a Colorado native, born and raised in Grand Junction, CO. He is also a crazy inventor, often making what we lovingly call "Brice Devices" - just that thing you need to automate or fix any procedure that needs extra attention.
Brandon Muller is our Kitchen Manager. He is responsible for all culinary day-to-day operations, which include cooking, ordering food, sourcing local products, and contributing to new menu ideas. He also manages employee scheduling. Brandon originally hails from Toms River, New Jersey, and he is a graduate of West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He moved to Crested Butte in 2013 and has been a part of the Montanya team since the summer of 2015.
Jodi Harper Nute is a Silverton transplant like owners Karen and Brice Hoskin. Jodi is a major part of our creative team since 2011, making our truffles and bitters, creating many cocktail recipes, and acting as de facto in house counselor and motivational therapist for all the staff.
OTHER MONTANYA STAFF:
Heidi Shabo, Aimee Artigues, Caitlin Ward, Nate Hoskin, Meg Craver, Danny Prieto, Molly Abromitis, Juliette Eymere, Meagan Young, Toby Levin - plus we can't forget our awesome cleaning crew, accountants, attorney, architect, and more. THANKS ALL!