About Us

Our Story

At Local Choice Spirits we love to celebrate good times with good drinks!  We also love giving back to the communities around us.  So much so, “Pixie” Paula founded Local Choice Spirits on her vision to marry philanthropy with everyday celebration — or to Sip & Share.

Our family business creates award-winning boutique spirits and celebrity brands, whilst operating a give back business model.  Our commitment to quality and community has allowed us to expand into an innovative, premium brand building platform, providing creators and consumers alike the opportunity to enjoy exceptional spirits and #PourItForward to community causes.

Try each of our award-winning brands to find out which is your favorite; get in touch to create a brand with meaningful impact; or, contact us about your upcoming charity or fundraising event to find out how Local Choice Spirits can help you give back more. 

Meet the Team

Paula Dezzutti


Paula started the business back in 2011, pioneering a loyalty initiative to bring exceptional products and exemplary people together to produce extraordinary results in a platform of change for the extremely lucrative alcohol industry.  When she’s not changing the inebriated world, Paula treasures the companionship of  her nine children.

Ryan Ekvall


Ryan has a management oversight role for Local Choice Spirits.  His many years of experience, with an emphasis on operational excellence as well as sales and marketing, allows him to determine business goals and easily conceive success points for every brand and relationship.  In his downtime you can usually find him at the grill, with his family, or winning at poker.

Randal Ekvall


Randal joined the Local Choice team back in 2015, moving from Hartford to sunny Charleston.  By day he’s in the grind, focusing his time on creating and growing inspiring spirits brands.  By night he’s a gamer, movie buff, loving husband and doting father.

Remy Ekvall


Remy is a highly experienced operations and logistics manager, with unparalleled customer facing acumen.  A fitness buff, he can usually be found after work shooting hoops or getting in reps at the gym.

Robyn Chapman


Having worked for global companies like The Guardian News & Media, Robyn comes to Local Choice with a strong background in marketing, sales and advertising.  Robyn spends her time developing the website and promotional opportunities.  In her spare time you can find her on her yoga mat or sipping old fashioneds with her husband.

Rachyl Dezzutti


Rachyl combines her expertise of word-craft with an intimate understanding of social media to manage the Local Choice platform and materialize engaging content.  An insatiable fan of all things Gordon Ramsay, Rachyl spends her time outside of work aspiring to be a connoisseur of the kitchen.

Rory Dezzutti


Rory creates social media content and promotional videos for Local Choice to pique the interest of both consumers and investors alike.  In addition, Rory works on promoting the brand through features on various social media accounts, across multiple platforms.  When Rory is not editing videos and images, you can find him volunteering at the local dog shelter or coaching middle school basketball.

Addie Belasco


Addie fulfils a crucial role ensuring the smooth operation of Local Choice by providing high-quality administrative and clerical assistance to our CEO.  Her duties include, but are not limited to, scheduling meetings and events, making travel arrangements, and organizing the daily calendars.  After hours you can find Addie at the beach or spending time with her dogs.

Bryan Eriksen


Every company needs a numbers guy and we’re lucky to have one of the best.  Bryan analyzes our books to make sure that we are as solid as can be.  When he’s not crunching numbers for Local Choice, he enjoys scouring over the stat lines of his New York based sports teams: The Mets, Jets and Islanders.