BA, WSET Certified, Sommelier
Dominique is Public Liquor's fearless leader. Along with her partners, Dominique founded the shop in 2015 with a vision to provide exceptional customer service to the industry she is most passionate about. As a wine lover, you will often find Dominique curating our wine offerings, and collaborating with Okanagan Wine Festivals where she sits as a board member. While she manages our big picture strategic operations, you can be sure to also see her at the store, probably chatting with guests and talking about wine.
Public Pick: Kittenswish Riesling, or anything from Daydreamer or Little Farm
You can find Ali at the helm of the ship in-store, keeping everything in order, the team prepped and ready, and guests happy. Ali comes from a hospitality background and has a special interest in events and corporate culture. Whether she is planning the next in-store event, offsite festival or team field trip, she ensures we are always well organized and having fun!
Public Pick: Lock & Worth Cab Franc Rose
Stephanie is the brains behind the operation, she handles all the numbers and keeps us in line, so things can run smoothly. She joined us into our first year, and has been an indispensable part of our company.
Public Pick: Sheringham Gin
Supervisor, Resident IPA Drinker, Photographer
Tessa is one of our longest standing employees and knows our store inside out. She is always ready with an awesome recommendation, a thoughtful ear or a very cool story about one of the many concerts or festivals she has been to recently. Tess is our on-staff photographer and the wordsmith behind our beer club email.
Public Pick: Yellow Dog Go Get It Lime Ginger Gose
Supervisor, BNA Liason, Craft Beer Lover, In-House DJ
Zoe is a cheerful member of our staff. She's always working hard to keep the store in tip-top shape. She also works with our friends down at BNA so she knows her craft beer. If one thing is for sure, you can always find Zoe with a smile on her face and beer on her mind.
Public Pick: Mariner Blueberry Sour
In-house Psychologist, Biggest Bread-Winner
Aravis is a psychology student in her fourth year at UBC Okanagan. When she's not hanging out at the store, she's painting, researching, and spending as much time outside as possible exploring all of the adventures the Okanagan has to offer. While Aravis is passionate about all things local, her main interest is craft beer. There's always more to learn and enjoy about the excellent brews produced by BC's wonderful microbreweries!
Public Pick: Cannery Darkling Stout, or Four Winds Fortunella
The Other In-House DJ, AIPA Drinker (anything-but-IPA)
Tanner is a Penticton native that is currently attending UBCO to become a high school science teacher. You could almost say that Tanner's genetic makeup is 50% craft beer and 50% chips. Tanner is a huge fan of hockey (specifically the Vancouver Canucks), as well as many genres of music. If you ever see Tanner at work chances are he is either wearing something hockey related, or curating another playlist for the store, and be sure, he will always have a great beer recommendation locked and loaded.
Public Pick: R&B Stolen Bike Lager
Home Brewer, Coffee Lover, Pop Culture Connoisseur Bethany is a home brewer and beer writer who is passionate about locally-crafted goods. When she's not at Public, you can probably find her reading at The Bean Scene, snacking at Sprout Bakery, binging Netflix on her couch, or fermenting something. Looking for a local lunch spot, a compelling new tv show, or a signature cocktail recipe? Ask Bethany! Need help finding the perfect beer, cider, or wine to pair with a meal? Ask Bethany! She would love to help you find your new favourite drink.
Public Pick: Driftwood Naughty Hildegard ESB