Park Team
Yannis Karlos Park distillery co-founder

yannis karlos
Chief of operations,



A born and bred Banffite (rare like a unicorn!), Yannis is passionate about Banff and the Canadian Rockies.  A ski bum at heart who found his way in the world cutting his chops in the restaurant industry, he is an active member of the community sitting on numerous tourism related board.  Yannis can be found exploring Banff National Park by ski or bike searching for the source of the finest Rocky Mountain H2O.

Matt Hendriks Park Distillery Master distiller

matt hendriks


master distiller 

Been living in beautiful Banff for the past 14 years. What keeps me here is the activities that are available in the mountains, and of course making all this delicious booze. Snowboarding in the winter and camping in the summer are my most favourite things to do. Growing up in the prairies has given me a connection to the grain that we use. I still remember the days of climbing hay bales on my grandfathers farm. Can't wait to start tapping in to all the casks of whisky that are resting!