Paul Vander Heide
Paul and his wife, Amanda, started Vander Mill in 2006. Vander Mill operates out of two facilities – a primary production facility and taproom in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a secondary production facility and taproom in Spring Lake, Michigan. Vander Mill distributes cider in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Paul established the Michigan Cider Association (MCA) in 2015 and is currently this organization’s President. The MCA is a growing professional organization with over 25 hard cideries in the Great Lakes State. The MCA’s mission is to provide short- and long-term significance and value to all members through the promotion and support of Michigan cider.
Paul has been a member of the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) since its inception in 2016 as a board member and was recently elected President in 2018. He also sits on the USACM’s finance and conference committees.