Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Jessica received a BFA Theatre from the University of Victoria in 2010. In addition to working as a stage manager for theatre companies from BC to Saskatchewan, she has spent the last four years helping to found the distillery, and creating with Jeremy the distinctive recipe for Ampersand Gin.
Born and raised in Victoria BC, Jeremy attended the University of British Columbia and graduated with a BASc Chemical Engineering. An interest in craft beer and cocktails led to many road trips through the cocktail bars, distilleries, and breweries of the Pacific Northwest - and ultimately sparked an interest in distilling as a career.
A man with many interests and abilities, Stephen has been an entreprenuer, artisan, and inventor all his life. His background ranges from electrical engineering to jewellery making - skills that are surprisingly useful when building a distillery. As the raconteur of the family, his passion is contagious - and you can experience it first hand when you catch him at the Farmers' Market or visit him at the distillery.
The recent sale of Out of Hand has freed up more time for Ramona to assist with sales and bottling, in addition to providing overall support to the Ampersand team. Ramona also manages the small, organic farm where the distillery lies, growing berries, row crops and tending a large greenhouse where delectable heirloom tomatoes take pride of place.