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EVAN
BATT

Evan is the Co-Owner of Lockwood Distilling Co. He forces his bad ideas on the team, slows down the kitchen, walks behind the bar to make himself a drink when we are busy, laughs at his own jokes, and turns the spotlight on the softball trophies. Evan has been in the alcohol business since graduating from Texas A&M University in ’03. He’s worked on the distribution side, supplier side, and manufacturing side of both global and local brands. After trying his hand in most sides of the industry, his favorite is growing brands and finding a connection between brands and consumers. While Evan loves to work, he enjoys playing guitar and goofing off with his two red-headed kids even more.

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EVAN
BATT

Evan is the Co-Owner of Lockwood Distilling Co. He forces his bad ideas on the team, slows down the kitchen, walks behind the bar to make himself a drink when we are busy, laughs at his own jokes, and turns the spotlight on the softball trophies. Evan has been in the alcohol business since graduating from Texas A&M University in ’03. He’s worked on the distribution side, supplier side, and manufacturing side of both global and local brands. After trying his hand in most sides of the industry, his favorite is growing brands and finding a connection between brands and consumers. While Evan loves to work, he enjoys playing guitar and goofing off with his two red-headed kids even more.

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SALLY
BATT

Sally is the other Co-Owner of Lockwood Distilling Co. A former kindergarten teacher and current real estate agent, Sally runs the company's social media platforms and merchandise purchasing. Due to lack of restaurant experience, Sally focuses her time bussing tables, doing dishes (earned herself the nickname “Dish Slayer”), and talking to customers. Sally also oversees the community service efforts of the distillery, focusing on RISD schools and anything that benefits the well-being of families in the community.  Kids, live music, Lockwood customers, and spontaneous trips to New Orleans are her jam.


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SALLY
BATT

Sally is the other Co-Owner of Lockwood Distilling Co. A former kindergarten teacher and current real estate agent, Sally runs the company's social media platforms and merchandise purchasing. Due to lack of restaurant experience, Sally focuses her time bussing tables, doing dishes (earned herself the nickname “Dish Slayer”), and talking to customers. Sally runs the community service efforts of the distillery, focusing on RISD schools and anything that benefits the well-being of families in the community.  Kids, live music, Lockwood customers, and spontaneous trips to New Orleans are her jam.

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SEAN
SAUNDERS

Sean is the VP of Operations and oversees restaurant operations, strategic planning, and the company softball team.  It all started when Sean was voted “Most Flirty” in 8th grade, eventually graduating from Pearce High School, then UTD for Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Sean comes to us as a CPA with experience in For-Profit and Nonprofit organizations. When Sean isn’t working, you can find him hanging with his kids or pouring himself his favorite cocktail, a Mr. Sean.

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CHAD
JULKA

Chad is the Chief Experience Officer aka General Manager at Lockwood Distilling Co. Prior to being the face of Lockwood, Chad was a director of a non-profit organization coordinating small to medium scale sustainable growers (vegetables, not drugs.)  He has a vast knowledge of food, local farmers, and wine and makes one heck of a Santa Claus. When he's not spilling things on his pants at the distillery, this RISD dad can be found hanging with his girls.


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JULIO
ORTIZ

Julio is the Executive Chef at LWDC. He’s in charge of creating new menu items and specials, ordering, and maintaining quality of products. Julio has had impressive experience from Fearings at The Ritz-Carlton, Sous Chef at Knife Steakhouse, and a banquet cook for the Dallas Cowboys.  Originally from New Mexico, Julio enjoys the support from the local community. If needed, he can always be bribed with good sushi and a nice bottle of sake.

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JULIE
CAMPBELL

Julie wears a lot of hats (literally) at Lockwood Distilling Co. She’s the Brand Manager, On-Premise Specialist, Beverage Gal, Chad’s right-hand lady, and Mini- Bar Trailer driver.  A product of Lake Highlands High school, she proudly held the RISD ladies' discus record. If she finds out it’s been broken, she’s coming back to claim her title. While Julie has been in the industry over 25 years and rocks the raddest mohawk in Richardson, her biggest feat is being a Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer Warrior. Julie’s a fighter and looks at Lockwood as her extended family. Julie can be easily distracted by puppies, jet skis, and pool season.

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ADAM
VANDERKOLK

Adam oversees the day-to-day distillery operations from spirit production and processing to warehousing and compliance with state/federal regulations and reporting. Basically, he makes booze, bottles it, and pays taxes. Before joining the Lockwood team, this Pearce graduate was a touring musician and most recently, a stay-at-home dad to a baby girl. He says his boss was adorable, but also kind of a diva. To get much-needed adult interaction, Adam started working at Lockwood during naptime and it quickly escalated from there. When he isn’t running the distillery, you can find him hanging with the family, cycling, or cheering for the Dallas Stars.

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