MEET THE TEAM

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Theresa

The Brain - Director of First Impressions & Light Bulb Moments
Theresa is a NWU post-grad alumni, started her career as an Arts Lecturer and has vast senior management experience in both the Public and Private sectors.

As CEO of the CDI she spent a decade developing creative industry enterprises and travelled extensively promoting these at the local Decorex and Design Indaba shows as well as at international Trade and Consumer shows in Finland, Poland, Italy, Germany, China, Brazil, New York and Vegas. Serving on various national committees responsible for sector policy development she was also a core member of many delegations working on international partnership and twinning agreements with Universities and cities abroad and project managed various events and festivals showcasing South African Art, Design, Music, Food and Wine. T left the public service and NPO environment at the end of 2013 in search of some sanity and balance but did another 2 years as CEO of a HR company subcontracted by an international Auditing firm before she eventually called it quits and moved to the Western Cape.

The sabbatical gifted her more time with her kids, led to a barefoot beach wedding with Stof and a renewed sense of purpose, passion and hope for the future. 
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Stof

The Brawn - Chief Enabler & Main Bottle Washer
Stof and T was introduced to each other by a mutual friend in the early nineties. As with most “first love” stories theirs also took a detour and Stof’s qualifications in the Instrumentation Engineering fields allowed him to travel, live and work all over the world during the years that they were apart.

He worked in South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, New Zealand and for a variety of companies from Steel manufacturing giants to Paper Mills and Diamond mines. Since 2006 he has been in Australia with the better part of the last decade in Commissioning Superintendent and Supervising roles for Kentz on 3 Projects namely Woodside's Pluto, Chevron's Gorgon and Inpex's Ichtys LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Projects.

Stof and T re-connected on FB in 2008, but it was only in 2016 that they got their second chance at love. Vermont Gin is the result of many long-distance conversations and visits, dreaming about a venture that will combine their individual strengths and shared passions to build a legacy for their five kids.

Stof’s technical, process, project and people management skills are invaluable to this endeavour.   He is currently the Site Superintendent on the CaTRo project in Kazaksthan (because someone has to earn the "real money" to keep everything "afloat" while T builds this passion project into a viable business).
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