Our Team

Employee of the Month

Catalin Lungu

Cru Member

Catalin is our employee of the month! He won an extra 10% off in store this month on our prize wheel. Catalin joined us for the summer from Romania and has made quite the impression here! His favorite part about working here is “the staff, stuff and everything. I really love it here”

Congratulations Catalin! “What’s next?”

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

Director of Operations

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Nate Mylott

Director of Operations

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.

Debbie Morrison

Executive Team

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Debbie Morrison

Executive Team

Debbie was born in Jamaica but raised in South Florida where she still lives and works as a remote member of the team. Debbie has a PhD in Literature and Culture and has had a broad range of professional experiences in teaching, researching, writing, operations, and business administration. Debbie travels to Jackson several times a year where she can be found marveling at its beauty and drinking good wine. When not working on TSC initiatives, Debbie enjoys spending time with her daughters as well as teaching yoga and meditation.

Chad Sheldon

Business Development Manager, Acting General Manager Jackson Hole Market Place

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Chad Sheldon

Business Development Manager, Acting General Manager Jackson Hole Market Place

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.

Tim Ness

Purchasing Manager

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Tim Ness

Purchasing Manager

Tim grew up in Houston, Texas where he later graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management, specializing in Beverage Management. Tim and his wife have lived in Wilson since 2014, where the clear skies here allow them to see the Milky Way and all its constellations. Tim’s companion, Lucy, a wonderful black lab/border collie goes with him everywhere. In his free time, Tim prefers to be outdoors usually fishing, camping swimming, or hiking. Before his role with The Liquor Store of Jackson Hole, Tim managed upscale restaurants, bot front and back of the house, before joining us as our Spirits buyer.

Quentin Johnson

Inventory Specialist

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Quentin Johnson

Inventory Specialist

Quentin moved to Star Valley two years ago, after leaving a career in law enforcement in Shasta County, California. He and his wife also managed a fly-fishing resort in Fall River Mills, California, that included a restaurant, bar, and hotel before relocating to Wyoming to enjoy the abundance of fishing, hunting, hiking, and all of the other outdoor activities offered here. When he’s not trying to tame the wilds of Wyoming, Quentin keeps a sharp eye on the inventory control of TLS.

Katie Hautala

Evening Supervisor

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Katie Hautala

Evening Supervisor

Kaitlynn aka “Katie” grew up in Star Valley, where she attended high school. Katie has lived in Jackson for nearly 3 years with her husband and 3-year-old son and has been with TLS since 2020. She loves the daily challenges from which she has learned and been able to share those experiences with others. Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, reading, or diamond painting in her free time. Katie also heads up the Sloshies at TLS. All hail the sloshie queen!

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.

Rod Dewar

Vault Manager

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Rod Dewar

Vault Manager

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.

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.

Rich Marino

Events and Sprits Manager

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Rich Marino

Events and Sprits Manager

Rich is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He’s spent the past 3 winters in Jackson avoiding work calls and pretending to miss the office setting. Pretending got exhausting, so like anyone would do, Rich broke up with his sales job and planted roots in Jackson permanently. When Rich isn’t planning events, he can be found unknotting his fly line, getting lost in the woods, acting like he can ski or teaching his dog Pickles that pillows aren’t toys.

Jeff Zipfel

Wine Director

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Jeff Zipfel

Wine Director

Julie Zell

Deli Manager

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Julie Zell

Deli Manager