Our Team

Our Team

Jeff Johnson
CEO

Jeff Johnson has over 10 years’ experience in the alcoholic beverage industry, with expertise in wholesale, distribution, importation and sales. As a managing partner in Old Nassau Imports (creators of Double Cross Vodka), he successfully helped build a brand that in 2014 sold 50,000 6-pack cases in North America and generated over $6 million in revenue. In addition, Mr. Johnson has over 20 years of high-level sales and marketing experience in the waste management industry, with the majority of that time spent in two Fortune 500 companies, Browning-Ferris Industries and Waste Management Inc. Jeff lives in Portland with his family, but loves to travel the world in search of great spirits!

Shayleigh Crowley
Director of Operations

Shayleigh has spent the last nine years working in high volume bars all over Southern Maine, most notably, Brian Boru, where she was nominated for Portland’s Best Bartender 2019. She is passionate about social media networking and advertising. Day to day you’ll find her in the loft organizing events, booking entertainment, and occasionally sneaking back behind the bar when the opportunity presents itself. Outside of work Shayleigh is interested in indoor gardening, reading, and weekends at camp.

Dustin Day

Tasting Room Manager

Dustin has been working in the bar and nightlife industry here in Portland, Maine for the past 10 years with a background in sales and networking. He is best known for his time at Brian Boru, where he managed everything from security to event coordination. He’s the man behind the curtain here at Stroudwater, handling everything from our menus to daily service. He makes the show go on. In his free time he enjoys taking his dog, Brisket, on hikes all over New England, and exploring photography.

Jeff Irizarry

Production Manager

Jeff is responsible for every product that leaves our building. He oversees all of our production, machinery maintenance, and everything that happens in between. Jeff is most likely to be seen organizing the distillery, and laughing with his production team. In his free time he enjoys spending evenings and weekends with his family, and playing with his dog, Loki.

Ashley Paisley 

Bar Manager

Ashley is our go to for the latest bar trends and original cocktail ideas. She keeps us organized and stocked with only the best ingredients. When Ashley isn’t behind the bar slinging something delicious at Stroudwater she can likely be found at a concert, reading a good book, or exploring Portland with her friends.

Meredith Johnson

Asst. Bar Manager

Meredith is an absolute wealth of brand knowledge and she sets the bar high for our service team. She is also responsible for the design of most of our menus that we use here in the tasting room. Meredith recently graduated from University of Southern Maine, with a Bachelors in Psychology. In her personal life, she is passionate about travel, cooking, and our local cocktail industry.

Jeff Johnson
CEO

Jeff Johnson has over 10 years’ experience in the alcoholic beverage industry, with expertise in wholesale, distribution, importation and sales. As a managing partner in Old Nassau Imports (creators of Double Cross Vodka), he successfully helped build a brand that in 2014 sold 50,000 6-pack cases in North America and generated over $6 million in revenue. In addition, Mr. Johnson has over 20 years of high-level sales and marketing experience in the waste management industry, with the majority of that time spent in two Fortune 500 companies, Browning-Ferris Industries and Waste Management Inc. Jeff lives in Portland with his family, but loves to travel the world in search of great spirits!

Shayleigh Crowley
Director of Operations

Shayleigh has spent the last nine years working in high volume bars all over Southern Maine, most notably, Brian Boru, where she was nominated for Portland’s Best Bartender 2019. She is passionate about social media networking and advertising. Day to day you’ll find her in the loft organizing events, booking entertainment, and occasionally sneaking back behind the bar when the opportunity presents itself. Outside of work Shayleigh is interested in indoor gardening, reading, and weekends at camp.

Dustin Day

Tasting Room Manager

Dustin has been working in the bar and nightlife industry here in Portland, Maine for the past 10 years with a background in sales and networking. He is best known for his time at Brian Boru, where he managed everything from security to event coordination. He’s the man behind the curtain here at Stroudwater, handling everything from our menus to daily service. He makes the show go on. In his free time he enjoys taking his dog, Brisket, on hikes all over New England, and exploring photography.

Jeff Irizarry

Production Manager

Jeff is responsible for every product that leaves our building. He oversees all of our production, machinery maintenance, and everything that happens in between. Jeff is most likely to be seen organizing the distillery, and laughing with his production team. In his free time he enjoys spending evenings and weekends with his family, and playing with his dog, Loki.

Ashley Paisley 

Bar Manager

Ashley is our go to for the latest bar trends and original cocktail ideas. She keeps us organized and stocked with only the best ingredients. When Ashley isn’t behind the bar slinging something delicious at Stroudwater she can likely be found at a concert, reading a good book, or exploring Portland with her friends.

Meredith Johnson

Asst. Bar Manager

Meredith is an absolute wealth of brand knowledge and she sets the bar high for our service team. She is also responsible for the design of most of our menus that we use here in the tasting room. Meredith recently graduated from University of Southern Maine, with a Bachelors in Psychology. In her personal life, she is passionate about travel, cooking, and our local cocktail industry.