Craig is the farmer who grows the fruit for Tieton Cider Works. New varieties are what excite Craig, and he is always looking for what else he can grow on his farm. He is intrigued with the heirloom and cider apples that he is bringing into production, and is committed to the growth of a cider making community in the Northwest. Contact Craig for Scion wood.
With a background in design and a love of cooking, Sharon has a current life mission to impress upon everyone that cider is what pairs best with food. Inviting friends to dinner and quizzing them about which ciders they prefer with which foods is a perfect fit with Sharon’s natural ability to cook for and nurture her family and friends. See our Pairings Page for recipes and ideas!
Marcus joined Tieton Cider Works in 2010 as our cider operations manager and cider maker, bringing ten years’ experience in making cider, craft beers, wine and as a fourth generation Yakima Valley farmer, Marcus brings a diverse background in growing apples and pears, as well as a valuable skill in his natural and innate ability to blend and taste. With his first bottling, Marcus was winning awards for his cider. Contact Marcus for information about sales, cider fruit or juice.
Lori Frymier has been the company controller for Tieton Cider Works, since it’s conception. Since she was the company controller for our Campbell Orchards, and then Harmony Orchards. She has been a licensed CPA for over 20 years, and has her BA and MBA from Washington State University with a major emphasis in Finance and Marketing respectively both critical areas for our start-up company. She came to us from Snokist Growers, In her tenure at there, she began as a Safety HR Manager, and rose through several promotions to their VP Administration where she oversaw grower and employee relations, and worked with the management team in evaluating capital projects, and finding ways to increase efficiency and profitability.
Rob spends his days in the cidery as our Production Manager. With a Bachelor degree in Biology and Master of Science in Brewing and Distilling, from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, he is perfect for the job. While living in the UK, Rob became aware of the vast world of cider and was curious about TCW when he returned. He grew up in Yakima and has interests in theater and soccer, making him a man of diverse tastes. Contact Rob for information about production of our cider.
In 2011, Korel made the decision to move from Seattle to Tieton to join the TCW team. She was intrigued to join a growing company and recognized an opportunity to gain knowledge in an area of business that she had never experienced. With a diverse background that includes sales, personal home management, customer service and data entry, Korel has learned many areas throughout the company and now manages our logistics & purchasing department. Contact Korel for questions for purchasing and shipping logistics.
LeAnn joins the Tieton Cider Works team as Brand Manager, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing to her role. The combination of her outgoing nature and her professional experience allows her to easily find the best avenues of communication. She not only supports the Sales team with expediting orders, but also serves as liaison to our trade customers. Born and raised in the Yakima Valley, LeAnn’s natural curiosity led her to travel during and after college, and included time living on the east coast in Florida and Maine, as well as the mid-west. Having returned to Yakima to raise her two children, LeAnn enjoys running, hiking and being outdoors. Contact LeAnn here.
Joel brings nearly two decades of account management and high level customer service to Tieton Cider Works. Although his roots were spread evenly through Southern California and Utah alike, Joel is the Regional Manager responsible for Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. Living in the great state of Texas with his wife April and lovely daughter Samantha, Joel’s passions include spending time with family and a variety of outdoor sports in the ever unpredictable Texas weather. At one time he traveled the U.S. as a professional bowler. Contact Joel for sales inquiries in his territory.
Colin is an industry veteran with over 14 years, working for a variety of distributors in several states, including Young’s Market Company, Kendall Jackson, and Major Brands. A native of Half Moon Bay in California, Colin joins Tieton as a Regional Manager responsible for California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. An avid sports enthusiast and former college quarterback, Colin enjoys traveling and spending time with friends. His passion for winning is a welcome addition to our team. Contact Colin for sales inquiries in his territory.
Fred is the Cider Bar manager at Tieton Cider Works. He has called the Yakima Valley home for over 12 years and has many years of experience in customer service and hospitality. Fred has over 6 years of experience managing tasting rooms of well known wineries throughout Yakima and earned his degree in winery technology. Fred sees great potential in what the Yakima Valley has to offer and wants to showcase that to the guests that visit this region and the Cider Bar. Fred enjoys learning about artisan food and beverages, nature, road trips, local music, and art. For information on events, tastings and tours at Tieton Cider Works and the Cider Bar, please contact Fred.
Nicole brings to the team a passion for quality customer service and enthusiastic brand promotion as our Brand Coordinator. Her background includes over 15 years of administration, customer relations and sales experience. Growing up in the Tri-Cites, she graduated in Business Administration. Nicole manages our online presence for Tieton Cider Works. Contact Nicole.