By Karen On September 19, 2023


Cari Sánchez-Potter has over sixteen years of marketing, event production, PR, project management and fundraising experience with food and bev, tourism and arts organizations across the country. Her career began as the general manager of a craft brewery in Florida, where she also founded a regional craft beer society. She has degrees in marketing and gastronomy and has written three cookbooks.Cari lives in Portland and loves cooking, live music, gardening and exploring all that Portland and the PNW have to offer.


Karen Locke is Founder of High-Proof Creative. She has written about booze for magazines like GQ magazine, Bon Appétit, Thrillist, Sip Northwest, Chilled, and more. Additionally, Karen has many years of creative, and marketing agency work in Portland. She believes the darker the bar, the better.