Melissa Heim

COFOUNDER & HEAD OF PRODUCT

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A highly regarded and award-winning spirits and beverage maker, Mel is one of the first ever female head distillers and blenders west of the Mississippi, as well as one of the youngest.  Her years of product innovation, industry expertise, and operational acumen make her a cornerstone of the Big Nose Kate™ enterprise.  Just like Kate, Mel can do it all.

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Kevin Burke

COFOUNDER & HEAD OF BUSINESS

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Kevin is a beverages industry veteran with deep managerial and sales experience at both high-growth new companies and in established corporations alike. A mission-driven entrepreneur, he is committed to building Big Nose Kate into a great enterprise worthy of its namesake.

Paul Earle

COFOUNDER & HEAD OF BRAND

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Paul is an entrepreneur, writer, innovation professor and branding afficionado who obsesses about names, designs, and stories. Big Nose Kate brings all three in spades (oh yes, spades are everywhere in our brand world). Paul’s goal: help develop Kate into a famous brand… again.

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Caley Shoemaker

PARTNER

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Like Mel, Caley is a highly regarded spirits maker and one of the first of her kind in the West. Put simply, she knows great liquid… and also knows a great idea when she sees it. Caley is based in Santa Fe, not far from the site of Kate’s notorious old “Dance Hall.”

Niki Green

PARTNER

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When Niki talks, whiskey fans listen. A widely-followed influencer known as the “Bourbon Maven” and a key player in the “Women Who Whiskey” movement, Niki brings a boundless passion for whiskey, cocktail making, and storytelling to the enterprise.

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 Finally, a Western Whiskey Worthy of the Frontier’s Baddest Bird.

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 Finally, a Western Whiskey Worthy of the Frontier’s Baddest Bird.

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