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Cheers,

The Half Pint Team

 

31111 Via Colinas, Suite 202
Westlake Village
United States

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OUR TEAM

We are a dedicated team of cider evangelists, experts of our craft!

MARK MCTAVISH PRESIDENT mark@halfpintciders.com THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK IS: SOUR. FUNKY. DISTINCTIVE. A devoted a cider fan, lover of artistic beverages, and a true health nut. As a native of Toronto, Mark was raised in the apple country of Southwest Ontario, Canada. Destined to become a cider evangelist, Mark began his career in the craft beverage industry at the age of 19. Soon after completing his business degree at Canada's top beverage management school, Mark established his place in the industry by opening one of the first craft beer bars in Canada back in 2003. After helping to pioneer the craft beer industry in Canada, Mark began to give up the suds in favor of cider!  Known as a pioneer of the craft cider culture in Southern California, Mark has worked tirelessly to educate consumers and grow awareness for the industry of craft cider both here and beyond our great state.

MARK MCTAVISH

PRESIDENT

mark@halfpintciders.com

THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK IS: SOUR. FUNKY. DISTINCTIVE.

A devoted a cider fan, lover of artistic beverages, and a true health nut.

As a native of Toronto, Mark was raised in the apple country of Southwest Ontario, Canada. Destined to become a cider evangelist, Mark began his career in the craft beverage industry at the age of 19. Soon after completing his business degree at Canada's top beverage management school, Mark established his place in the industry by opening one of the first craft beer bars in Canada back in 2003. After helping to pioneer the craft beer industry in Canada, Mark began to give up the suds in favor of cider! 

Known as a pioneer of the craft cider culture in Southern California, Mark has worked tirelessly to educate consumers and grow awareness for the industry of craft cider both here and beyond our great state.

CIERA LICATA DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ciera@halfpintciders.com THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: DRY. CRISP. WOODY. Every team needs a quarterback, within our cider huddle we look to Ciera to call the plays on a daily basis. She is a workhorse when it comes to operations, and will stop at nothing to achieve our objectives. When you order cider from us, it is Ciera who whips the horse that pulls our cider car in your direction. Of course she doesn't actually whip any horses, Ciera's calm command gets them moving just fine.  There are few who are as passionate about cider, and Ciera grew up in the beverage industry as her parents are bar operators here in Los Angeles. She is on a never ending mission to please our customers, whilst spreading the cider message across the land.

CIERA LICATA

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

ciera@halfpintciders.com

THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: DRY. CRISP. WOODY.

Every team needs a quarterback, within our cider huddle we look to Ciera to call the plays on a daily basis. She is a workhorse when it comes to operations, and will stop at nothing to achieve our objectives. When you order cider from us, it is Ciera who whips the horse that pulls our cider car in your direction. Of course she doesn't actually whip any horses, Ciera's calm command gets them moving just fine. 

There are few who are as passionate about cider, and Ciera grew up in the beverage industry as her parents are bar operators here in Los Angeles. She is on a never ending mission to please our customers, whilst spreading the cider message across the land.

NATE DEPKE ACCOUNT MANAGER, LA SOUTH nate@halfpintciders.com THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: TART. FUNKY. UNFILTERED. You can take the boy out of cider country, but you can't take the cider country out of the boy! Nate hails from the east coast cider mecca of Asheville, North Carolina. Nate spent spent some time working in the apple orchards and cider houses in Maine, then embarked on a cross country adventure to find paradise realized here in sunny Los Angeles.  Nate is our man on the ground serving LA from the beaches to the heart of downtown, a true cider evangelist who is converting cider fans across the Southland. Often identified for his age boyish good looks and a cider in his hand, you may find Nate in the many cider destinations that dot the city of Los Angeles.  

NATE DEPKE

ACCOUNT MANAGER, LA SOUTH

nate@halfpintciders.com

THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: TART. FUNKY. UNFILTERED.

You can take the boy out of cider country, but you can't take the cider country out of the boy! Nate hails from the east coast cider mecca of Asheville, North Carolina. Nate spent spent some time working in the apple orchards and cider houses in Maine, then embarked on a cross country adventure to find paradise realized here in sunny Los Angeles. 

Nate is our man on the ground serving LA from the beaches to the heart of downtown, a true cider evangelist who is converting cider fans across the Southland. Often identified for his age boyish good looks and a cider in his hand, you may find Nate in the many cider destinations that dot the city of Los Angeles.

 

PETER CLAUSEN ACCOUNT MANAGER, LA NORTH CCP Cider Pro peter@halfpintciders.com THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: DRY. FRUITY. TANNIC. "Pistol Pete" is the second half of our dynamic LA duo, the good ol' boys from Asheville, North Carolina. That's right, both Peter and Nate come from cider country in the east and both moved west in search of cider served in the sunshine. We were lucky to find them, the cider gods have been good to us. As an avid brewer and cider maker, Pete brings a unique skill set to our team. He covers the north of our great city, from Malibu to the far reaches of the Inland Empire. A true cider aficionado who can coach you through our diverse portfolio, Peter respects the craft for all that it is and all that it should be. 

PETER CLAUSEN

ACCOUNT MANAGER, LA NORTH

CCP Cider Pro

peter@halfpintciders.com

THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: DRY. FRUITY. TANNIC.

"Pistol Pete" is the second half of our dynamic LA duo, the good ol' boys from Asheville, North Carolina. That's right, both Peter and Nate come from cider country in the east and both moved west in search of cider served in the sunshine. We were lucky to find them, the cider gods have been good to us.

As an avid brewer and cider maker, Pete brings a unique skill set to our team. He covers the north of our great city, from Malibu to the far reaches of the Inland Empire. A true cider aficionado who can coach you through our diverse portfolio, Peter respects the craft for all that it is and all that it should be. 

ETHAN STONE ACCOUNT MANAGER, CENTRAL COAST ethan@halfpintciders.com THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: DRY. EARTHY. TANNIC. One of the few great ones, a California native, Ethan is our cider expert covering the vast stretches of the Central Coast from Malibu to San Luis Obispo and beyond. This is the heart of California cider country, and Ethan has seen it all. We depend on his relentless efforts to spread the word for craft cider up and down the 101 corridor, the unofficial cider route of the western US.  Ethan is a talented home brewer and craft beer enthusiast, and a young cider expert who is always happy to coach others as they explore the growing craft cider category. Look out for him as he cruises the 101 from one great cider destination to the next, if you are on the cider path you will likely find this smiling defender of the craft!    

ETHAN STONE

ACCOUNT MANAGER, CENTRAL COAST

ethan@halfpintciders.com

THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: DRY. EARTHY. TANNIC.

One of the few great ones, a California native, Ethan is our cider expert covering the vast stretches of the Central Coast from Malibu to San Luis Obispo and beyond. This is the heart of California cider country, and Ethan has seen it all. We depend on his relentless efforts to spread the word for craft cider up and down the 101 corridor, the unofficial cider route of the western US. 

Ethan is a talented home brewer and craft beer enthusiast, and a young cider expert who is always happy to coach others as they explore the growing craft cider category. Look out for him as he cruises the 101 from one great cider destination to the next, if you are on the cider path you will likely find this smiling defender of the craft!

 

 

CHAPIN SIMPSON ACCOUNT MANAGER, SAN DIEGO Certified in Cider & Perry Production (Cider and Perry Academy UK), Cider Institute of North America, United States Association of Cider Makers Member chapin@halfpintciders.com THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: FARMHOUSE. HOPPED. FRUIT FORWARD.  Everyone needs a gypsy spirit on their team, and that’s our girl Chapin! Originally from the East Coast, she made her way out West over 15 years ago and never looked back. Lucky for us, she recently set up shop in North Park, one of the coolest neighborhoods in beautiful San Diego and home to the exploding craft beer and cider market and farm to table food scene. Perfect for our cider connoisseur.  Chapin has visited ciderhouses and apple orchards all over the country to learn and share in the experience, meet the farmers, and taste with the cidermakers. You could say she’s pretty passionate about cider. We wouldn’t argue with that. So keep your eyes out for her, she’s a good one to connect with and she’ll guide you through our exceptional cider portfolio with style and grace.  

CHAPIN SIMPSON

ACCOUNT MANAGER, SAN DIEGO

Certified in Cider & Perry Production (Cider and Perry Academy UK), Cider Institute of North America, United States Association of Cider Makers Member

chapin@halfpintciders.com

THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: FARMHOUSE. HOPPED. FRUIT FORWARD.

 Everyone needs a gypsy spirit on their team, and that’s our girl Chapin! Originally from the East Coast, she made her way out West over 15 years ago and never looked back. Lucky for us, she recently set up shop in North Park, one of the coolest neighborhoods in beautiful San Diego and home to the exploding craft beer and cider market and farm to table food scene. Perfect for our cider connoisseur. 

Chapin has visited ciderhouses and apple orchards all over the country to learn and share in the experience, meet the farmers, and taste with the cidermakers. You could say she’s pretty passionate about cider. We wouldn’t argue with that. So keep your eyes out for her, she’s a good one to connect with and she’ll guide you through our exceptional cider portfolio with style and grace.  

BRADLEY YARGER ACCOUNT MANAGER, SF BAY AREA NORTH CCP Cider Pro, California Cider Association Board Member brad@halfpintciders.com THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: BALANCED. COMPLEX. TANNIC. One of the original "Healthy Spirits" in San Francisco proper, Brad is our passionate cider expert covering the North Bay and the northern half of downtown SF. He follows the 101 corridor as it passes through the land of the Golden Gate, providing premium craft ciders to the many purveyors in this world renowned beverage mecca.  Brad grew up in the Bay Area, he has a deep connection with the land and the wonderful folks who tend to it. He is a brewer, a cider maker, and another bearded defender of the craft! His passion is fierce, and his palate precise. Well connected in the region, you can count on Brad to navigate you through the labyrinth that is the Bay Area cider scene.....arguably the #1 cider region in America!  

BRADLEY YARGER

ACCOUNT MANAGER, SF BAY AREA NORTH

CCP Cider Pro, California Cider Association Board Member

brad@halfpintciders.com

THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: BALANCED. COMPLEX. TANNIC.

One of the original "Healthy Spirits" in San Francisco proper, Brad is our passionate cider expert covering the North Bay and the northern half of downtown SF. He follows the 101 corridor as it passes through the land of the Golden Gate, providing premium craft ciders to the many purveyors in this world renowned beverage mecca. 

Brad grew up in the Bay Area, he has a deep connection with the land and the wonderful folks who tend to it. He is a brewer, a cider maker, and another bearded defender of the craft! His passion is fierce, and his palate precise. Well connected in the region, you can count on Brad to navigate you through the labyrinth that is the Bay Area cider scene.....arguably the #1 cider region in America!

 

TYLER PARIS ACCOUNT MANAGER, ORANGE COUNTY tyler@halfpintciders.com THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: ENGLISH. FARM TO GLASS. Down in the county of Orange, there exists a true cider ninja. A freedom fighter for the fermented apple. A kindred spirit who is spreading cider love in the land of Disney. He goes by the name of Tyler. You can call him what you want, just don't call him late for dinner. Born into a lineage of cider lovers that traces back many generations to the old country, Tyler grew up in the OC and then ventured north to the cider mecca of Portland OR. There he fell in love with the craft while getting his hands dirty with local cider legends (shout out to our friends at Cider Riot). His passion for the beverage is undeniable, proof being the life size Yarlington Mill tattooed on his forearm! Look out Real Housewives, there is a new game in town. Put down that white wine and pick up some craft cider, thanks to Tyler you can find plenty of fantastic options in all communities across the OC.

TYLER PARIS

ACCOUNT MANAGER, ORANGE COUNTY

tyler@halfpintciders.com

THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: ENGLISH. FARM TO GLASS.

Down in the county of Orange, there exists a true cider ninja. A freedom fighter for the fermented apple. A kindred spirit who is spreading cider love in the land of Disney. He goes by the name of Tyler. You can call him what you want, just don't call him late for dinner.

Born into a lineage of cider lovers that traces back many generations to the old country, Tyler grew up in the OC and then ventured north to the cider mecca of Portland OR. There he fell in love with the craft while getting his hands dirty with local cider legends (shout out to our friends at Cider Riot). His passion for the beverage is undeniable, proof being the life size Yarlington Mill tattooed on his forearm!

Look out Real Housewives, there is a new game in town. Put down that white wine and pick up some craft cider, thanks to Tyler you can find plenty of fantastic options in all communities across the OC.

KARA FUNCIK ACCOUNT MANAGER, SF BAY AREA SOUTH Cicerone Certified kara@halfpintciders.com THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: SOUR. BARREL AGED. DRY. Look up the definition of "brightly shining cider star" and you will see the image above......this is Kara! She resides in The Mission of San Francisco, one of America's hippest neighborhoods and the home of a cider renaissance. She has her work cut out for her as she also serves the historically cool community of Berkeley and Oakland, a world class destination for craft beverage fans.  Kara has years of experience in the craft beer scene, and made the jump to the dark side last year. The cider industry got a whole lot better when she showed up, if you are in the Bay Area get in touch with Kara to see what all the hype is about!    

KARA FUNCIK

ACCOUNT MANAGER, SF BAY AREA SOUTH

Cicerone Certified

kara@halfpintciders.com

THE CIDER I LIKE TO DRINK: SOUR. BARREL AGED. DRY.

Look up the definition of "brightly shining cider star" and you will see the image above......this is Kara! She resides in The Mission of San Francisco, one of America's hippest neighborhoods and the home of a cider renaissance. She has her work cut out for her as she also serves the historically cool community of Berkeley and Oakland, a world class destination for craft beverage fans. 

Kara has years of experience in the craft beer scene, and made the jump to the dark side last year. The cider industry got a whole lot better when she showed up, if you are in the Bay Area get in touch with Kara to see what all the hype is about!