Deschutes Brewery hired a new account sales specialist to help cover sales in the Colorado mountains and ski areas. Kelly Garoutte, who is based in Breckenridge, will work closely with the existing area sales team to establish and maintain relationships with distributors and the retail accounts along the Summit County and Western Slope area. She has extensive experience in management and customer service in the restaurant industry, which will translate well into her role interacting with clients and team members in the State of Colorado.
“Kelly’s front-line experience working with customers in the restaurant setting make her a perfect fit for this role,” said Craig Marshall, Deschutes Brewery’s south central zone sales manager. “She has an enthusiasm that helps her connect with others, and she knows the importance of going above and beyond so clients can have an extraordinary experience. She will be a great asset to our team in Colorado.”
Kelly has spent time working in both management and internal sales at restaurants and resorts in Breckenridge and Keystone, giving her unique insight into the seasonality of mountain towns around the state. Most recently, she was the front house manager at Ember Restaurant in Breckenridge, where she became familiar with Deschutes Brewery through her work with the restaurant’s beverage program. She holds a bachelor of science in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration from Southwest Missouri University.
Colorado is just one of 20 states that Deschutes distributes too, in addition to Canadian distribution to British Columbia and Alberta.