Meet the Team
Dawson Officer is the proud owner and craft distiller of 4 Spirits Distillery. In addition to running the business side of 4 Spirits, he will be distilling and bottling SlapTail and WebFoot Vodka, as well as creating and developing additional quality Rum and Whiskey for the tasty beverage enthusiast. Dawson is a graduate from Western Oregon University with a degree in business and finance and a minor in economics. He has worked at financial institutions throughout and after college, devoted a two-year deployment in the U.S. Army spending time in Texas, Louisiana and a full tour in Baghdad, Iraq with the 2-162 Infantry Battalion. He returned home to continue work for the same financial institution he left with until becoming employed with United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties as Director of Resource Development for several years. Class of 2010 Leadership Corvallis graduate. Contact Dawson
Favorite Cocktail: 4 Spirits Whiskey, straight up
Sales & Marketing
Stephanie Sipe joined the 4 Spirits team in summer of 2016. The newest addition to the 4 Spirits family, Stephanie worked in PR and marketing in San Diego for several years after graduating with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Arizona (“Bear Down!”). She’s looking forward to playing an integral role in the marketing and sales of 4 Spirits.
When she’s not holding down the fort at the distillery or spreading the booze love to a liquor store near you, Stephanie can be found hiking with her trusty K-9 Henry, kayaking and cheering on her Wildcats. Contact Stephanie
Favorite Cocktail: 4 Spirits Moscow Mule – 4 Spirits Vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, a splash of club soda & one mint spring (served in a copper mug, of course). Oh, so fancy!
Director of Operations
Sarah Wayt has recently re-joined the Team as Director of Operations, with an exciting road ahead as we prepare to open our new production facility, bar, tasting room and event spaces. Involved with the distillery since opening in 2011, Sarah is proud to return and settle in with the 4 Spirits Family once again. Contact Sarah
Favorite Cocktail: “The Slapberry” – SlapTail Vodka, raspberry liqueur, cranberry and fresh lime
Jessica McConnell joined the 4 Spirits team in July 2014 with a huge amount of energy and enthusiasm. As a stay at home mom for 6 years, she was looking for a special opportunity to get involved with the business and interact with 4 Spirits customers. You’ll likely see Jessica at tastings and events throughout the Willamette Valley…spreading her love for the 4 Spirits brands and mission. She has a great passion to support the cause, having several family members and friends in the service. Being a true Oregonian, Jess enjoys gardening, camping, crafting and of course: enjoying a nice glass of 4 Spirits Whiskey.
Favorite Cocktail: 4 Spirits Whiskey, Straight up
Director of Sales and Marketing
Shanan LeBre is the Director of Sales and Marketing for the state of Oregon. Shanan brings with her a long background in sales, marketing and customer service in hospitality and fine retail sales. As a local to the area, she has volunteered her time with many community organizations and currently serves on the board of directors for Visit Corvallis. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Oregon. Contact Shanan
Favorite Cocktail: WebFoot Vodka with a splash of tonic and lots of lime!
Pat the Aveo
Pat the Aveo is the official 4 Spirits Booze-Mobile for the Pacific NW and beyond! With a hefty 1.6 Lt. engine, 12 inch wheels, and a whopping 108 horsepower, this little buddy is the traveling booze-slinger’s best friend! Pat enjoys sightseeing in OR, WA, MT and ID, and is coming soon to a town near you! Favorite things include straight roads, daylight, and moderate temperatures. Least favorite include driving fast downhill around corners while braking, as well as driving while sweating.
Favorite Cocktail: Routine oil changes, plus a dash of regular unleaded