Kelly Kerbs - Managing Partner
Kelly is an alcohol beverage industry expert. She has held positions as a salesperson in territories across the state of Oregon, to a Senior Executive. Her years working in the field demonstrated outstanding sales and management skills. Kelly also gained the trust of her customers and the OLCC. These relationships, her keen sense of urgency, and the ability to train and manage salespeople gives her the winning combination to succeed in the marketplace.
Marnie Crenshaw - President
Marnie Crenshaw is a highly accomplished sales executive with extensive experience driving growth in dynamic and competitive market environments. Her strategic and hands-on leadership proficiency has proven to develop growth in on and off-premise accounts. Years in positions both at Southern Wine and Spirits and Young’s Columbia gave her opportunities to excel in sales and account management, driving brand awareness and territory growth, managing full sales cycles through lead generation, and customer support. Marnie continuously outperforms objectives as well as capitalizes on product and solution knowledge to develop add-on and return business. Her proven ability to boost revenue, improve market share, and increase margins through innovative, customer-focused, and highly targeted sales programs will elevate the Drink Think brands.
Adriane Bovero - Director of Sales
Adriane is a focused and successful beverage sales professional. Joining the Drink-Think team as a Territory Sales Manager in 2011, she excelled immediately in relationship building with accounts and overall sales growth. Moving organically into a management role as Director, Adriane assists with the development and implementation of strategic training programs, results driven sales agendas, team leadership, and service driven administrative processes. With an overarching passion for customer service and brand development, she has a track record of driving sales with maximum efficiency in the market.
Brian Carroll - Marketing-Events Manager
Brian began his career in the hospitality and dining industry while attending Portland State University. After graduating with a degree in Communication and Business, he entered the digital marketing business. Working with a local agency, he gained experience in operations, branding and marketing.
Team of sales professionals, demonstrators, & event managers
David Rippentrop - Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org (360)624-0459
David Rippentrop is a true beverage and drinks industry professional. He has almost thirty years of top, award winning sales results and has direct experience in national and international sales, marketing, operations, and executive level management in the beverage, consumer packaged goods, recruiting, and agriculture industries.
He has first-hand experience working for supplier and distributor companies such as; Pepsi, Diageo, Remy Cointreau, Constellation Brands, Young’s Market Company, and Vinturi Incorporated, in roles ranging from a street level sales person in Los Angeles, to the Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. He has expert experience in all sales channels, Off Sale, On Sale, and Chain/National Accounts/Club accounts. David is noted as the #1 Listed Adult Beverage Recruiter.
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In his spare time, he has published articles, taught as adjunct faculty, has been a guest on multiple television programs, and was a collegiate Head Coach for a championship women’s rowing crew team..
Born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland, Ramsay currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Writer, editor and public speaker, he is a leading expert on spirits and craft beer. He was the American correspondent and contributing editor for Britain’s Whisky Magazine and craft beer columnist for the Portland Oregonian. His articles about spirits, cocktails and beer have appeared in The Malt Advocate, Santé Magazine, Cigar Aficionado, and the Oregonian’s A&E magazine. His manuscript on the history of Scotch whisky was the subject of a bidding war between five leading New York publishing houses. His most recent book project was contributing editor for The Definitive World Guide to Whisky, published by Britain’s Dorling Kindersley. Ramsay wrote the American and Canadian chapters for this award-winning book. The book’s awards include a prestigious James Beard Award for best spirits & wine publication, and “Best Spirits Book” in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, France.