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About Us

Good Spirits Distributing is not an ordinary beverage distributor. Over the years we have distinguished ourselves by bringing a small town feel to the booming Las Vegas market. With a combination of a great team, a sense of community, and a dedication to our brands, we have made it our mission to help craft distillers, breweries and wineries break into and thrive in the Las Vegas market.

OUR VALUES are customer needs first, respect, teamwork, open communication, share ideas, be solution oriented, think long term, do the right thing, trust your gut, make decisions like an owner, say thank you, work hard/play hard, and celebrate success.

WE ARE A BOUTIQUE DISTRIBUTOR enabling us to work quickly and effectively, delivering value for our suppliers & customers. We will mutually agree on the right plans and goals for your brand, and provide focus and outstanding execution to achieve them.

WE WORK with our Suppliers to develop the right investment plan for the market to achieve our mutual goals.  Through planning, product launch and placements into accounts, and evaluating our wins, we look to build your products and brand in the market for the best return on our mutual investment.

OUR STRENGTH today is in the off-premise and we have excellent relationships with the liquor and grocery operators here. That includes Lee’s Liquor, Total Wine & More, Smith’s (the Kroger operator here), Albertsons/Vons, Whole Foods, and Costco. We are developing growth plan to include market penetration into the nearby outlying areas of the Las Vegas valley, and into the Northern Nevada Reno market in the first and second quarter of 2016.

OUR TEAM

Mark has been in the Food and Beverage Industry for over 20 years. His past experiences and positions he has held with National Chain Restaurants and Beverage Brands have included:
Vice President of Commercial Sales, Regional Area Director of Operations, Director of Purchasing, Executive Chef, and On Premise National Account Manager. A few ``Core`` values that he expects in his staff are: ``Customer Service, Integrity in Everything We Do, and Open Communication.``

Mark Tofanelli

President

As a former bartender, advertising executive and import craft beer representative in the state of Florida, it was only a matter of time before his passion for beer, wine and spirits collided with his experience in sales.
Justin is glad to be back home in Las Vegas among friends, family and the sweltering heat, leading a growing team of enthusiastic account managers and brand specialists. Cheers!

Justin Langer

Sales Manager

Lindi has over 15 years of food and beverage experience, which includes opening Reno's first Ultra Lounge and a neighborhood bar in Huntington Beach, CA. She likes to create craft cocktails and menus based on fresh and seasonal ingredients and using her experience to bring an elevated yet comfortable environment to each location, whether it be a bar, lounge, restaurant or nightclub. In her spare time she loves to be outdoors hiking, or running various races and socializing with her friends.

LIndy Galbraith

Sales Manager - Northern Nevada

Jennifer Lee has been in Las Vegas for over 20 years and absolutely loves it here. She brings over 15 years of selling experience --including 7 selling wine and spirits--to the Good Spirits Distributing team. When she's not working, it's yoga, family, and her chocolate Labrador, Bailey that bring her the most joy.

Jennifer Lee

Key Account Manager

Originally from New Hampshire, Sean got stationed at Nellis Air Force Base here in Las Vegas in 1995. Upon getting out of the military in 1999, Sean began working at a local beer wholesaler. He brings more than 15 years experience in various positions from driver, Warehouse Supervisor, to Hotel/Casino sales and Off Premise Key Account Manager. He is an expert in building and maintaining long lasting relationships with his customers. The key to his success he believes, is Passion because Sean truly loves what he does.

Sean Vining

Key Account Manager

A Reno native familiar with the Nevada night scene, both North and South (Gooo Pack), having cocktailed, bartended and partied at an eclectic collection of establishments, Christina's marketing skills brings the millennial taste, trend and view point to the customer.

Christina McKinney

Account Manager - Northern Nevada

AJ has worked in the liquor business for 5 years in retail and sales. He previously managed one of the 19 stores for a successful liquor retail chain here in the Las Vegas area. He is now back in sales working with Good Spirits Distributing as a driver and merchandiser where his personality and skills make him an ideal fit for managing a majority of the independent liquor and convenience stores. When he's not driving all over town, he likes to spend his personal time at home or hanging out with friends watching sports.

Arthur Lent

Account Manager ``C`` Stores

Hannah is a lover of wine, food, and everything fun. A self-proclaimed wine geek, her background is in wine marketing and consumer behavior in the context of luxury wine. With over 10 years of researching wine and alcohol consumption patterns she is excited to put that knowledge to applicable use in the distribution sector.
Upon completing her PhD in luxury wine marketing, she plans on tackling a sommelier certification program. When she isn’t studying, writing, or tasting wine you can usually find her cooking up something delicious in the kitchen.

Hannah Wolf

On Premise Account Manager

Originally from the Bay Area, Jonathan has been in the grocery business for over 15 years. During this time his focus has included managing beer, wine and spirits. Food and beverage are a passion of his whether it is cooking, researching beer, wine and spirit history or pairing food to different types of drinks. With a cicerone beer server certification and wine management background, he believes the combination of product knowledge and great customer service is key to all of our relationships as an ever-expanding company.

Jonathan Garcia

Off Premise Account Manager

Having spent many years in sales in various industries, Charlyn was drawn to the world of spirits and decided to give it a shot. Establishing relationships and seeing them into growth, while offering A-1 customer service is her strength. She is excited to grow within the Good Spirits Distributing team and be the master of spirits.

Charlyn Kerekanich

Brand Specialist

Nicole has been in the natural food industry for over 15 years. She takes pride in offering consistent and outstanding service and she knows how to build and foster solid relationships. One of her favorite quotes: ``It's all about having a positive attitude``

Nicole DiLucchio

Brand Specialist

A Vegas native, Renea has over eight years of combined experience in food and beverage and sales. Living in Las Vegas has drawn her to the exciting world of wine and spirits. She would like to learn the ins and outs of the liquor distribution industry and one day manage her own company. Renea is extremely approachable and is known for her ability to provide great customer service and create strong relationships with suppliers.

Renea Arroyo

Brand Specialist / Promotions

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS BEVERAGE MARKET

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WHAT WE DO

Customized Branding

Sometimes, its the little things that make a big difference. We can help implement unique branding and point-of-puchase displays to give your brand an extra boost for a special occasion, promotion, or holiday event.

Local Event Support

Events require a lot of work. It’s easy for things to be missed. Our team is very experienced and will help your event go off well.

Brand Awareness

It takes time to build a brand. There are hundreds of things that can be effective, and even more that can waste your time and money. When you work with us, you have access to all of our resources, knowledge and experience. We will help you plot the fastest course to get your brand noticed in the market.

Social Media Strategies

Its a digital jungle out there. With over 10 important social media channels, its easy to get overwhelmed and bogged down. We can work with your marketing person or department in crafting a strategy for promotions via the major social media outlets.

New Product Launches

With most products and services, you have one chance to make a good “first impression”. New products require special care as you introduce them to your potential customers. We specialize in Product Launches and will professionally introduce your new product to the Las Vegas market.

Special Events & Festivals

Its party time! Festivals and other special events can be a great time, and a great way to expose your brand to a ton of people in a short period of time. We love helping plan your special events, and offer a wide range of skills to help it be a success.

HAVE A QUESTION? READY TO LAUNCH YOUR BRAND IN LAS VEGAS?

Philosophy

Our Customer Service that we provide must be the best possible at all times.  Our “Customer” can be referenced as our suppliers that we represent in the market and our clients that carry our product.  Our “Customer” must always feel that they are the most important person in the room at all times and always receive 100% of our attention and care.  We will always represent our products with the utmost professionalism at all times to all everyone at all times, which is what will set us above the others in the industry.  We will look to represent the best possible “brands” and “products” in the market to focus on “craft” and “unique” beverages to be able to bring them to the market.

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Through careful market analysis, we will choose those best available products that are seeking distribution in the area.  We will focus on “craft” and beverages that have either shown solid past history in distribution in other markets.  In addition, we will reach out to new upstart brands that have “unique” characteristics for market penetration into our competitive market.  Through our ability to reach out to local markets, bars and nightclubs, restaurants, and chain accounts in the area, we will be able to increase our brands visibility and product volume due to the uniqueness of the Las Vegas Market as a destination of world travelers.  We will be able to accomplish these aggressive sales strategies and goals through proper selection of staff who will be able to execute our Off Premise and On Premise goals and standards.


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