Before co-founding Austin Cocktails in 2011, Kelly Gasink was full immersed in the tech field, co-founding several different software companies including 1stUp.com and Connect Group.
She founded Austin Cocktails with her sister Jill Burns, both being independently accomplished entrepreneurs.
Austin Cocktails is family-owned: Growing up, Kelly spent her summers on her grandparents' farm plucking fruits nad veggies she ate. Across the years, she developed a working knowledge of the land and the roles that seasons and location play in forming fresh ingredients. Her grandfather also established a tradition called "Cocktail Time," which eventually all played a part in Kelly's beverage business. At the company, Kelly manages distributor and retailer strategies and oversees corporate finance, working with supply chain members. They prepare their line of drinks using five-times distilled vodka and premium tequila, and use all-natural herbs to create full-bodied, but low-calorie, cocktails.
Kelly earned a degree in Economics from Stanford Univeristy, then went on to get her MPP from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
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