Our Team

Employee of the Month

David

TLS Cru

David Figueroa Colon is May employee of the month! David has worked at TLS for 1.5 years and has a been a phenomenal member of our team. He has a great sense of humor and keeps his co-workers laughing, even trying to get them to join him singing and dancing along to music in the store. In his spare time, he loves to fish and is working hard to move his wife from Columbia to the States so they can enjoy living in Jackson Hole together. We look forward to many more years of working with you, David!

Leadership

Stephan Abrams

CEO

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Stephan Abrams

CEO

Stephan first came to Jackson Hole in 1999. As the owner of The Liquor Store and Jackson Hole Marketplace, he enjoys leading creative work teams and motivating them to succeed every day. In addition to being highly knowledgeable in the wine, liquor and beer industry, Stephan thrives on close ties with friendly local customers, excellent staff, diverse vendors, and dependable distributors.

Stephan is both host and creator of The Jackson Hole Connection podcast, during which he shares the stories of worldly, wildly interesting folks connected to Jackson Hole. In his newest endeavor, Stephan launched The Vault, a secure climate-controlled facility for local wine and spirit enthusiasts to store their collections.

Raised in Brookhaven, MS, Stephan had dreamed of moving West since attending college at University of Alabama. After being in Jackson Hole for a while, his next dream was to become a family man. Stephan married his beautiful wife, Laura, in 2013, and they are now raising two small boys, Louis and William. There’s no doubt Stephan has seen many changes in our area over the years, but one item always remains constant; his proud love of Wyoming. Serving our community is truly one of Stephan’s greatest pleasures.

Nate Mylott

COO

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Nate Mylott

COO

Nate Mylott was born and raised in Vermont. He moved to Jackson in 1997 like many, in pursuit of outdoor adventure. He discovered his passion for wine as a server and decided to make that his professional pursuit. Since then, he has worked as a retail wine buyer, wholesale wine salesman, and became a CMS Level 2 Certified Sommelier. During his free time, Nate continues to spend as much of it outdoors as possible with his wife, Tiffaney, and dog, Wilma.

Emilee Ballard

Director of Support Services

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Emilee Ballard

Director of Support Services

Emilee was born and raised in northern Utah where she spent her summers hiking, mountain biking, and camping and her winters skiing and snowboarding. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a minor in Business emphasizing in Human Resources from Utah State University. Her love for outdoor recreation led her to southern Utah where she lived for 10 years. Emilee is passionate about the red rock deserts of southern Utah where she continued expanding her outdoor recreation talents to include rafting, kayaking, and her true love of canoeing.

Emilee earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Southern Utah University, where she also worked as the Director of Event and Parking Services. It was during this time that she developed a niche for employee engagement and a progressive leadership style. These formative moments led her to Jackson, Wyoming to work as the Director of Human Resources at Snow King Mountain Resort from 2019 to 2023 where she was known as the “mom” of the Mountain.

Emilee joined Top Shelf Collective in April 2023 and is excited to be a part of a team who values strong employee engagement where she can use her unique skills to nurture company culture while continuing with her leadership development. Beyond work, Emilee is dedicated to her family and is beyond excited to have three of her adult children working and living in Jackson where they can enjoy the outdoors together.

Chad Sheldon

Director of Revenue and Marketing

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Chad Sheldon

Director of Revenue and Marketing

Chad grew up on the east coast of the US, where he attended college until the opportunity of travel and discovery lured him to the American West. Chad spent 3 years in Jackson Hole before jumping across the ocean to London, where he spend 17 years as the Operations Manager for several large food and beverage operations in London’s bustling West End. Living in London allowed him to travel extensively through Europe and North Africa, allowing him to eat, drink, explore and embrace cultural diversities firsthand. Returning regularly to JH to visit friends, Chad moved back to the mountains of Wyoming in late 2015 and joined our team in the Spring of 2021.

Alex Tomlinson

Store Manager/Beer Buyer

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Alex Tomlinson

Store Manager/Beer Buyer

Alex is originally from Dallas, Texas, but spent most of his life growing up in Leadville, Colorado, notable for being the highest incorporated city in America (10,200ft.). He’s lived in the Jackson area since 2011 and you can generally find him climbing mountains or playing in rivers when he’s not working. Alex is super passionate about ski mountaineering, mountain biking, and enjoying good beer.

Anna Bonds

People Operations Manager

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Anna Bonds

People Operations Manager

Anna was born and raised in South Carolina. She spent a great part of the last decade in Charleston, SC emerged in the food and beverage industry. It was there that Anna’s passion for continued education became the priority. Anna received her intro Sommelier Certification before hitting the road in search of four seasons and higher elevation. Anna landed in Jackson 6 years ago and has since made a life for herself just over the pass in Teton Valley, Idaho. She’s a sucker for alpine lakes and wine tastings, though a flight of beer works too. In her downtime, you can find Anna backpacking somewhere in the Winds with her family or enjoying a glass of Spanish red. If you see Anna at one of our locations, you can bet she’d be happy to help you find your new favorite beverage, so make sure to say hello if she doesn’t beat you to it.

Daniel Bussard

Delivery and IT Manager

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Daniel Bussard

Delivery and IT Manager

Born and raised in Wyoming and graduating from Dickenson College with a B.A. in International Studies and German, Daniel has lived full-time in Jackson since 2013 and joined our team in 2018. He loves to spend his free time on the water sippin’ single malts with a good cigar.

Jeff Zipfel

Wine Director

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Jeff Zipfel

Wine Director

Nate Dixon

Buyer/Spirits Manager

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Nate Dixon

Buyer/Spirits Manager

Nate is from upstate New York and moved here in 2008 for a change of scenery and better skiing. He originally joined the TLS team in 2013 and have been on and off through that time period. He still enjoys skiing and many other outdoor activities available to us here in the greater Teton area.

Shannon Burke

Inventory Specialist

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Shannon Burke

Inventory Specialist

Shannon grew up just a state away in Utah. Loving the outdoors and having the Tetons as a camping and city escape, she fell in love with the area and moved to Alpine Wyoming in 2019. Shannon’s very first job was as a Ski Instructor combining her love of skiing outdoors and helping people. She has a diverse background in experience including 20+ years of Retail Management. She has recently cultivated a love for wine and whiskeys and is currently working on her WSET certifications for wine. When not in the store you can find her snowshoeing, soaking in hot springs, sailing, or paddle boarding in the area, when not hanging out with here furry dog companion Athena.

Rod Dewar

Vault Manager

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Rod Dewar

Vault Manager