The Buskey Cider Team
Founder and CEO
Better known as "The Cider Guy", Will's vision to open a draft cidery that balanced the rich American cider heritage with the robust and exciting modern craft beer market won a $10,000 prize at Start!Peninsula back in 2012 while a senior at Hampden-Sydney College. Will then set out to to craft a business plan, find a team, and begin creating small batches of cider. Will chose Richmond for Buskey's home because from the first time he visited he immediately knew that Richmond could be one of the coolest towns in the world. He opened Buskey in April 2016 at the age of 26.
Co-owner, Marketing and sales Director
A University of Missouri alumna, Elle runs the marketing and the sales program at Buskey Cider. She spends her days pushing Buskey’s brand forward via can labels, poster designs, etc. and running around the state, making sure that Buskey is available at your favorite bars and bottle shops! Elle speaks spanish, and is a linguist by training, loving foreign languages and the unique accents they cause for an adult ESL speaker.
Director of Operations
A friendly Canadian that started at Buskey behind the bar, Andrew is now the Director of Operations at Buskey and makes sure that the cidery is in working order! With a background in distilling, Andrew also adds great value and a unique approach to our cider production.
A former brewer turned cidermaker, Harrison takes Buskey Cider to the next level. The experience to make our famous flagships and the creativity to make innovative ciders that have never been made before! He graduated from Hampden Sydney College with a B.S. in Chemistry.
Tasting Room Manager
A founding tasting room hand turned Buskey Tasting Room Manager, Leah focuses on making awesome events happen and schedules private events in the space.