Cris is a founding partner in Dry Diggings Distillery located in the gold country of California. The operation has been under construction for 2 years and production began in mid 2013. After a career in the association management and trade association industries, the partnership in DDD was the next logical step. While developing the distillery a need for a trade group to represent artisanal distiller’s became apparent. Work began on California Artisanal Distillers Guild, and became an official non profit organization in September 2012. In 2013 the CADG introduced AB 933 with assembly woman Nancy Skinner, and during it’s first year changed California tide house rules for the first time since prohibition.