The Founders

TreeCraft Distillery Founders

Nathan Byerly

Nate founded Treehouse Craft Distillery in September, 2015, bringing with him 20 years of experience in biotech and semiconductor industries as a facilities planner and internal brand manager. Nate holds a B.S. in Housing Design from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. with a Marketing focus from Golden Gate University. He decided to take his passionate hobby to the next level as a professional distiller. During July 2015, he attended Moonshine University in Louisville Kentucky. Realizing a lifelong goal of starting his own company while enjoying some of his favorite passions, food and fermented beverages.

Gordon Rempel

Gordon had worked in the corporate retail world for nearly 20 years as an account executive and in visual merchandising. After spending 20 years in the same industry, he was ready for a change. Gordon met Nate in 2013. Shortly after they met, he decided to let Nate learn to distill at his 1932 Treehouse in Sonoma County. While helping Nate perfect his craft, Gordon became hooked and decided that he too wanted to be a part of this adventure. He then spent a week at a Northern California distillery learning the craft. After that, there was no turning back and Treecraft Distillery was born.