The Mad River Distillers Team
John Egan, Founder
Maura Connolly, Co-Founder & National Sales Director
Brett Little, Co-FounderBrett specializes in the formulation, profile creation and production of MRD’s spirits. A recovering lawyer, he has a background in organic chemistry and a lifelong interest in spirits, wines and beers. He has a passion for artisanal foods and local production of life’s necessities. Brett resides in Winchester, MA, with his family.
Alex Hilton, General Manager & Chief DistillerAlex Hilton grew up in Mad River Distillers backyard in Warren, Vermont. As a child he learned to enjoy everything VT has to offer from skiing to hiking and everything in between. Before joining Mad River Distillers Alex worked in the trades as a carpenter for nearly 10 years building homes all around the area. He performed all of the renovations on the old horse barn that is now the distillery. Alex now lives in Fayston, VT with his wife and their children. His favorite cocktail is a Rye Old Fashioned.
Moira Horan, Brand Ambassador
Moira grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and has been working in the hospitality industry since the age of fifteen. After traveling and studying in her early twenties, she settled back in Boston in 2012 and has been a craft cocktail bartender ever since. Her passions include the food and beverage industry, travel and music. Her favorite cocktail is a Rye Manhattan.