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The amazing people that make up Pennsylvania Libations

CHRISTIAN SIMMONS

President and Owner

ABOUT CHRISTIAN

Nickname – Crash
Favorite drink – Water or Scotch or Latte’s or Spicy Gimlets
Favorite Beer – Hop JuJu
Experience in industry – Brewery Founder and Owner. Pennsylvania Libations Owner, Sales, Distribution, Marketing, Media, Communication, PR, Brewing and some more.
Awards/Life Achievements – Small Business Of The Year 2014, GABF Silver Medal for Dark Side Of The Pint, 2016 Cystic Fibrosis PGH 50 Finest.
Goals – To be the “Google” of the service industry and sales industry.

FATIH GEORGE RD, LDN, CC

Chief Operations Officer

ABOUT FAITH

Nickname – “Christian’s Sister”
Favorite drink – Big Springs Spicy Cucumber Jalapeno Gimlet
Favorite Beer – IPA’s
Experience in industry – 23 years in the Food & Beverage industry, dishwasher to director and all the fun stuff in between. Professionally I am a  Registered Dietitian, Certified Chef, & Baking/Sugar Goddess.
Awards/Life Achievements – My greatest life’s achievement is giving life to my amazing son, Isaiah Blessing. Owner of FBN Consulting and FaithBakes! I am also pretty darn proud to have run with the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain.
Goals – To be a loving and gracious human, travel the world, eat as much good food as I possibly can, and spend the end of my days in the breezy sun soaked shores of Belize renting hammocks by day and sipping cocktails by night.

DANIELLE K. BONACURO

Sales Rep and Promotions

ABOUT DANIELLE

Nickname – Blue Eyed D, Shine
Favorite drink – Vodka Tonic
Experience in industry –Former Top producing Bottle Doll at Savoy Restaurant and Lounge for 3 years, 10 years of bartending experience, promotional director for Bluecoat Gin.
Awards/Life achievements – Top VIP sales producer at Savoy Restaurant and Lounge consistently for 3 years, Lighting up rooms since 1984!
Goals – To be a libation genius, provide an awesome life for my family & travel the world!

GEORGE SANTEL

Education Consultant and Brand Ambassador

ABOUT GEORGE

Nickname – Geo, Animal
Favorite drink – Peaty Scotch
Favorite beer – Guinness and Sour Ales
Experience in industry – Bartender for 9 years, classroom teacher for 2 years.
Awards/Life achievements – Regional Finalist for Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience competition (2016), Regional Finalist for USBG Star of The Bar (2016), 2 time Regional Finalist for USBG World Class competition (2016/2017).
Education – Slippery Rock University – B.S. of Education
Goals – Educate and train bartenders and consumers to preserve the integrity of the service industry. Become a certified sommelier and travel the world.

KATHRYN SCOTT NELSON

Event Coordinator

ABOUT KATHRYN

Nickname – Scotty
Favorite drink – French 75
Favorite beer – Yuengling
Experience in industry – Event Planning, Marketing, Fundraising, Sales, Public Speaking.
Awards/Life achievements – 2016 Cystic Fibrosis PGH 50 Finest, YMCA Young Professional.
Education – Rollins College, BA in Economics
Goals – To make an impact.

KELLY STONER

Graphic Designer

ABOUT KELLY

Favorite drink – Old Fashioned
Favorite beer – DESTIHL Plum Sour Stout
Experience in industry –Bartender at Mindful Brewing Company and 99 Bottles, Freelance Graphic Designer.
Awards/Life achievements – Completed two Pittsburgh Marathons and one Pittsburgh Half Marathon.
Education – California University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.