While I have never lived on the family farm in Whitakers, nor am I a native North Carolinian like our other team members, I am glad to be very close with the family. Even as a diehard Texan, I am proud to represent this great beverage from eastern North Carolina! I am lucky to have stumbled across this great company and family by attending Elon University with Anderson O’Brien.
Haley EbelCommunications & Sales Manager
Anderson O’BrienCo-Founder, Operations & Finance Manager
I am the 8th generation to live on our family farm in Whitakers, North Carolina. My dad, Michael O’Brien and I started Fishing Creek Hard Cider when I was in high school and now I am helping to run the business side of the company from a far while I am in school at Elon University. While I am very fond of being at the farm, I am glad that one of the many things that have come from venturing out of eastern North Carolina is finding our communications and sales manager, Haley Ebel.
Michael O’BrienCo-Founder & Owner
I moved out to the family farm in the late 80’s and have had many ventures out here since, but starting this company with my son, Anderson O’Brien, has by far been one of my favorites. While some may say I am the old one of our team, I like to remind the young and hip that with age comes wisdom, and with that age and wisdom, I am glad to be the co-founder and owner of this North Carolina based company.