(Thompsonville, MI) – Iron Fish Distillery, Michigan’s first and only small-batch farm distillery, is pleased to announce the growth of its team with three new hires to the family owned enterprise. Iron Fish Distillery has added two new team members focused on production and maintenance and one in the newly created position of accounting manager:

Matthew Owens

Production and Maintenance

Matthew Owens, an Ohio native who grew up on a multi-generation family farm.   His experience as maintenance director for a healthcare facility along with work in construction and retail bring a great blend of skills.   Certifications in welding and electrical will prove helpful with the variety of projects we take on to support our growing operations.

Andrew Lindsay

Production and Maintenance

Andrew Lindsay is a native of Benzie County.   He brings experience from his work in automotive parts and service; roles in security, landscaping and retail.    Being CPR certified and having experience with responding to on-site medical emergencies are also wonderful skills to draw on when the need arises.  When these two are not fully consumed with production assignments from Head Distiller Jake Tayer, they will be supporting David in his never ending question to enhance and construct new facilities.

Shelley Geyer 

Accounting Manager

Shelley Geyer joins Iron Fish Distillery in the newly created position of Accounting Manager.  Her deep experience in manufacturing, wholesale and retail accounting and financial management will be invaluable to helping guide the grow and success of Iron Fish Distillery in a business savvy, strategic, sustainable way.   Past responsibility for human resource management provides her a unique, balanced perspective important to the culture of our business.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Ferris State University and a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University.

 About Iron Fish

Iron Fish Distillery is Michigan’s first working farm, growing and sourcing local grain to distill a full line of small-batch craft spirits on a reclaimed 1890’s farmstead. Iron Fish does this from the ground up with practices that respect the health of nearby watersheds. Inspired by the Steelhead Trout that journey each year to their origin in the nearby Betsie River, Iron Fish is returning spirit to its origin using heritage methods of distilling on an environmentally third party verified farm growing non GMO grain. Every step of the process is done by hand at the distillery.

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