Ann holds dual degrees in Environmental Studies and Studio Art from St. Olaf College and has a wealth of experience in seemingly random jobs: biological technician, cobbler (making shoes not dessert), and produce buyer for a local co-op. None of those jobs offered the opportunity to smell like fermented corn on a daily basis, so joining Du Nord was a no-brainer. Ann joined Du Nord in May of 2015 and quickly took the joint over. Ann does a little bit of everything, champion forklift driver, queen of mashing, supply ordering master, etc. On a day-to-day basis Ann assists head distiller Chris Montana with all aspects of the production side of Du Nord. Ann can often be seen riding her vintage motorcycle and/or listening to 90s pop music. If you are sipping L'etoile Du Nord Vodka in the cocktail room, there is a good chance Ann made it from start to finish.