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KEENER SHANTON, Head Distiller, Old Forge Distillery
Born in Knoxville and raised in Sevier County, Tennessee, Keener Shanton has lived in East Tennessee his entire life. A Sevier County High School graduate of the “Smoke-Free Class of 2000,” he briefly stepped away for a 3-year stint at Maryville College. Sometime after his return, he took a job as a firefighter at the Sevierville Fire Department. It was during this time he met his beautiful bride to be – the lovely future 4th grade Teacher of the Year, Lindsey Smyre! A short decade later they were joined in holy matrimony!
Another job opportunity presented itself to Keener soon thereafter. Carefully weighing the pros and cons of each, he chose to jump ship to a job where he wasn’t required to be clean shaven nor wear pants – he has worn shorts most days since. Old Forge Distillery has been, and will continue to be, his second home as long as Laurie Blanton Faulkner will keep him around.
He, his wife and their two little blonde children all live happily in Sevierville, Tennessee!
Dr. KRISTIN REILLY, DMD, PLLC – Smiles of the Smokies
Kristin Reilly is a fourth-generation dentist that owns her own family practice in Gatlinburg, Smiles of the Smokies. Kristin and her husband, Danny, were born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She played softball while attending Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame.
Kristin received her DMD from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. They have two children: Liam and Joelle. She supports the local schools with yearly visits during Children’s Dental Health Month and sponsors several sport programs. Kristin and her family attend First Baptist Church in Gatlinburg.
She enjoys her free time being a football and tumbling mom, doing yoga, and riding her Peloton. Kristin’s current dance experience includes her kids in the kitchen showing her their latest moves in their daily dance parties!