Chris Barbin fell in love with tequila over a decade ago. After visiting dozens of craft distilleries, sipping hundreds of brands and eventually discovering the products from #1477, he believed there was a better way to educate consumers while helping quality boutique distillers enter the US Market - creating the Sip Platform to do just that.
Keith Antoon is a serial small business owner, and jumped at the chance to work alongside Chris in sourcing, importing and fulfilling sales of super-premium tequilas, and changing consumer expectations on what white glove service should be.
Lori’s love for tequila is second only to her love for her family and giving back to those less fortunate. As head of corporate giving, she works with our participating brands to find meaningful opportunities to do just that throughout Mexico, with a focus on water and education.
A brand builder at heart, Hannah Lewis helps bring the stories of small-batch distillers to life in a way that is authentic and true to their heritage- giving homage to the traditions and generations that perfected the craft of making boutique tequilas.
Kirk Crenshaw is a marketeer, music-lover and non-profit advocate trapped in a search ninja’s body. He enjoys helping people find what they are looking for, and is his happiest when he can introduce brands that exceed expectations.
Carolyn brings over a decade of tequila expertise to the team. She sits on the panels of several high-level spirits competitions, leads educational trips throughout the Tequila regions of Mexico, and fills her cup by helping inform and inspire others to fall in love with agave spirits.
JP heads up daily operations in Mexico. From sourcing new items, developing procurement solutions, and getting tequila into the hands of people who are looking for it- he is the heart of the business from the place where it all begins.
Payton is the lady behind the hand-written notes to each of our customers. She leads order fulfillment, and manages the daily operations of our tasting room, as well as ensures amazing customer experiences for each and every shopper.
Jorge Arana ensures that all we are and all we do is as beautiful as Tequila itself. From cinematography for our brand videos, to social aesthetic and site design- he ensures that we reflect the terroir and the people in a way that captures the essence of what tequila is all about.