“I am a native of central Illinois. I returned to my home state after almost a decade away, seeking an interim path that led me to a rewarding venture in the bar industry with Old No. 1. This experience marked the start of my deeper commitment to the business, even though I hadn’t initially realized it. Following a year of dedicated learning and with an ever-active mind, the concept for the Tipsy Sipper emerged. I proposed yet another innovative idea to my father, and together, we achieved resounding success.”