Hotel
Hilary
Status
Online
Company
Tango
Travis
HT-HTTP-001
Jump To
Are you over 21?
Yes
No
Mission
Hotel Tango creates disciplined spirits that bring people together

Core Values

Disciplined
We are committed to excellence and always improving
Spirited
We are passionate and playful
Straightforward
We tell it like it is and demand accountability
Gung-Ho
We relentlessly work together

Summary

Founded in 2013 by Recon Marine veteran Travis Barnes and his wife Hilary, Hotel Tango is the nation’s first combat-disabled, veteran-owned distillery. We’re also one of the fastest-growing, from just two employees in 2013 to over 70 today.

The company was born not only out of our founders’ passion for distilling, but also their desire to create a space (and a brand) that’s welcoming to all comers who want to have a good time while enjoying high-quality spirits. And you can see this same attitude in our dedication to creating an inclusive environment for workers, stakeholders, partners and consumers.

Through it all, we remain committed to delivering on our promise: Guaranteed to elevate morale.

The Team

Corporate
Travis Barnes
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Hilary Barnes
Founder & Chief Legal Officer
Mike Leary
Chief Financial Officer
Nick Ladig
Chief Sales Officer
Ginger Barnes
Vice President of Operations
Jory Westerman
Vice President of Sales
Alisha Hernandez
Vice President of Human Resources
Marketing
Kelsey Strohmeyer
Director of Marketing
Holleh Matlock
Brand Coordinator
Alysha Hall
Graphic Designer
Sales
Troy Pepito
Director Military Sales
Blake Loudermilk
Director of National Accounts
Mark Peters
Director of Civilian Sales
Nicole Haworth
Midwest Market Manager North
Benton Givens
Midwest Market Manager South
Jordan Smith
Texas Market Manager
Jack Knowles
Sales Coordinator
Events
Amanda Cooper
Director of Events and Partnerships
Thomas Hartman
Experience Manager
Production
Tony Fleming
Director of Production
Bobby Yates
Head Distiller
Jesse Lee
Production Manager
Dillon Richter
Assistant Distiller
Drew Taylor
Production Team Leader
William Reuter
Production Team Member
Shannon Baugher
Distilling Team Member
Chad Von Borstel
Distilling Team Member
Ops
Nick Hinton
Back of House Manager
Keher Neote
Back of House Assistant
Fletcher Place Tasting Room
Vanessa Blanco
General Manager
Jon Caldwell
Bartender
Michael Wissig
Bartender
Jane Sellers
Bartender
Jackson Truex
Bartender
Ryan Free
Bartender
Madison Hensley
Server
Hali Foxworthy
Host
Fort Wayne Tasting Room
Megan Mavris
General Manager
Liz Cervantes
Assistant General Manager
Heather Bolinger
Bartender
Matt Dunn
Bartender
Kylie Steele
Bartender
Reagan Huth
Server
Alec Fugate
Server
McKenna Yoder
Server
Danielle Blumenschein
Server
Mallory Thiel
Kitchen Staff
Rosa Ko
Kitchen Staff
Jarred Neff
Kitchen Staff
Zionsville Tasting Room
Zach Stewart
General Manager
Mat Lageman
Bartender
Jacob Chance
Bartender
Marc Black
Bartender
Kati Eggleton
Bartender
Kyle Turner
Bartender
Joe Wagle
Bartender
Michael Murchison
Bartender
Tommy Nguyen
Bartender
Brooke Draughn
Bartender
Derek Rodriguez
Bartender

Careers

We’re always on the lookout for exceptional new recruits. Check out what’s currently available and see if you fit the bill.

View Openings

Sustainability

Hotel Tango is committed to being responsible stewards of the environment. Our approach starts with HT Farms, the sustainability outgrowth of the distillery. Here, our Flavor Innovation Team manages the property, growing produce used in the craft cocktails served in our Tasting Room.

HT Farms also partners with Indy Urban Acres, a project of the Indianapolis Parks Foundation. Indy Urban Acres grows flowers at the farm to sell at retail, in order to support its mission of empowering and educating people through access to free, locally-grown, high-quality products.


Indy Urban Acres also utilizes the farm to teach youth sustainability and provide produce for local shelters. In 2019, the Hotel Tango Farm produced over 2,000 pounds of produce for local shelters.

1920px
1080px