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Cascade Peak Spirits, Inc.

Organic Nation is Oregon's first organic craft distillery producing artisan spirits using a sustainable business model.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Ashland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2006
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Cascade Peak Spirits is Oregon's first and only organic craft distillery that handcrafts certified organic vodka and gin under the brand name of ORGANIC NATION. By exclusively using certified organic ingredients, we protect the natural environment. Organic Nation attracts a younger, hipper and ever growing eco-conscious consumers with a sustainable choice that matches their values and capitalizes on this expanding LOHAS market segment.


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    Bill Ek
    Operations Advisor

    Former 20 year executive with Price Waterhouse. Over 30 years of experience facilitating start up companies with launching and funding. Helped raise $5 million in capital for Agile Software and was instrumental in the sale of Aspect Development to i2 Technologies for an industry record $1 billion. Bill's sharp wit and business acumen alongside his shrewd "Columbo" personality have been instrumental in the business's success so far.

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    David Eliasen
    Vice President & Productions Manager

    Trained Distiller with 20 yrs. experience in water purity filtration treatment systems and 6 years of experience in craft distilling, manufacturing, operations, unique spirits development and liquor distribution. His water purity and treatment background has been instrumental in creating award winning spirits. Since a bottle of spirits is about 60% water, his peerless ability to make pure water has created the purest of spirits.

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    Diane C. Paulson

    Diane has six+ years of experience running and operating a craft distillery. She excels in marketing, branding, and bringing the idea of Organic Nation spirits from a concept to an award winning brand. Experienced sales and marketing entrepreneur with an intense passion for anything organic. Eight award winning years in real estate with Iifetime membership in Million Dollar Sales Club. Masters in Education and 20 years in Project Development.

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    Michael Ainsworth
    Marketing Advisor

    Michael has 25 years of top notch marketing and sales experience with Fortune 500 companies, such as Times Warner and Toyota. Michael's unflagging work ethic, professionalism and fun personality add unmeasurable value to Organic Nation.

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    Linda Ganim
    Financial Advisor

    Linda has significant experience in financial management operations, valuations and accounting advisory services, having previously been the Chief Accounting Officer at Lithia Motors, Inc.  Prior to her tenure at Lithia Motors, Linda was the Chief Financial Officer of Douglas National Bank, in Roseburg, OR.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst issued by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

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    Chris Cook
    Marketing and Expansion Advisor

    Over the past 25 years, Chris’s vision and strategic leadership have inspired pivotal changes in both private and public sector organizations. Her creativity, contagious enthusiasm and cheerful diplomacy are grounded in a clearheaded logic and broad range of expertise—from organizational change and leadership to strategic management to marketing and communications. She is currently the owner of Capice, a consulting and coaching company.

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    Tom Gerrard
    International Growth Advisor

    President of Communication Professionals Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) and Gerrard Global Initiatives Ltd. (Thousand Oaks, CA, USA). Tom is a marketing communications/public relations specialist with over 28 years of experience working in/with multinational companies growing business at regional and international levels. Tom brings significant experience in company establishment and growth for eventual Japanese operations management.

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    Stephen Sendar
    Operations and Expansion Advisor

    Stephen has over 30 years of experience in the entrepreneurial world and is responsible for the initiation and development of a number of successful business ventures. He is the owner of White Cloud Press, a publishing house and currently is Vice President at DotComJungle, a marketing and web development company. As Treasurer at the Geos Institute, Stephen leads with passionate involvement and tracking their fiduciary responsibilities.


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    Jerry Haynes Law
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    Norris & Petersen, LLC Certified Public Accountants

Previous Investors

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    Individual private investors from Ashland, Oregon, CA, WA.