Gather Around: The founders of Company Distilling continue their passion for the state of Tennessee, its rich history, and education by hosting the “Distilling Greatness” podcast. Recorded inside the beautiful Tennessee Theatre, listeners can Gather Around with the Company Distilling team and a few of their friends to get a taste of the people and places that make up the rich stories of whiskey in Tennessee.

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Jeff Arnett - Company Distilling - Master Distiller

Jeff Arnett

Master Distiller & Founder
Company Distilling

Kris Tatum - Company Distilling - President

Kris Tatum

President & Founder
Company Distilling

Amanda Burton – Senior Manager of Digital Media, TN Department of Tourist Development

Amanda Burton

Senior Manager
of Digital Media
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Tim Burns – Technical Director, Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation

Tim Burns

Technical Director
Tennessee Theatre


Amanda Burton

Amanda Burton is the Senior Manager of Digital Media for the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. During her 10 years with the department, she’s had the privilege of working on award-winning marketing campaigns that showcase Tennessee’s rich music, scenic beauty, culinary arts and more. She manages @tnvacation social channels, writes and curates content for and cultivates partnerships with social media influencers. In her spare time, she loves traveling, dining at restaurants and always says yes to a spa day. Amanda resides in Franklin with her sweet husband, Joshua.

Tim Burns

Tim Burns has been on the technical side of live theatre since 1974. He started his professional career as part of the “Save The Bijou’ campaign in 1976 and became the stage manager after the theatre was saved from the wrecking ball. In 1979, Tim moved to the Tennessee Theatre where we became Technical Director for the theatre. Over the years Tim has done a little bit of everything at the theatre from Gay Street to State Street. Tim is a long time member of the Knoxville stage hand’s union, IATSE Local #197.