Maggie is a current Masters of Wine Student and Head Distiller - Vice President, at Privateer Rum. She was the founder of the Denver Brewer’s League, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Craft Spirit Association and co-chairs their Education and Spirits Judging Committee. She also serves on the Wine and Spirits Education Trust's International Advisory Alumni Board, representing North America. She first became interested in learning distilling in 2004 on a trip to Scotland and has since received her Diploma in Craft Distilling Technologies from the Siebel Institute, her Level IV Diploma from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and won the Denver Brewsters Women’s brewing competition. She previously worked as assistant distiller at Germain-Robin.
Her advice, ”Read all the books you can and knock on every distillery door you can get to. Having mentors with different philosophies gives you a whole world of tools to pull from.