Chris Montana

Founder, Du Nord Social Spirits

Chris Montana is a husband, dad to three boys, and way into 90s music. He is a former English major who grew up in Minnesota with a love for hockey, rugby, Prince, and amatuer meteorology. He worked as a congressional aide and as an attorney before his passion for science paired with a desire to create an inclusive, welcoming space took over, and he founded Du Nord Craft Spirits. He is the former President of the American Craft Spirits Association, founding member of the STEPUP Foundation, and currently sits on a number of boards including his alma mater, Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He enjoys baking impractical cakes and spending time with his wife, Shanelle.