Our story

Here at White Dog, we like to make our clients feel like family. We pride ourselves on creating and maintaining long lasting relationships. It is important to us that you leave with not only bourbon but with friends.

We know we’re lucky to be right here in the middle of everything bourbon. And, with our long-lasting connections, we are uniquely one of the best bourbon brokers in the county. Browse through these pages and see for yourself how WDTS can better serve you.

Our
Team

Mark Harris

President & Co-founder
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Mark has been a business owner and entrepreneur for 25 years. The Kentucky native, and President of Encore Investments, LLC., partnered with Harry Lockstadt, M.D., to start White Dog Trading and Storage, LLC. in the summer of 2016. Since its establishment, WDTS has done millions of dollars in both pillars of its business model, both as a wholesale liquor distributor, as well as its newly established New Fill Investment program. As President of the company, Mark has built a team dedicated to bringing their customers quality products, with a personal focus on customer service.

Harry Lockstadt

Co-founder
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As a founding partner of Bluegrass Orthopedics, Dr. Harry Lockstadt is one of the premier spine surgeons in Kentucky. By day, he works a with a team of 55+ physicians, PA’s and rehabilitation therapists to help people in the treatment of spine care and back pain. Yet, he equally has an entrepreneurial side – with multiple realistic ventures over the past 25 years – investments from energy, movies, apps, medical devices, taking a company public and alas – bourbon and cigars. His savvy business mind knows how to bring together the right people to create the synergy for success… Dr. Lockstadt is an avid golfer and enjoys woodworking at home. When you hear the phrase, “ I’ve got your back,” Dr. Lockstadt and Mr. Harris literally and figuratively have every single one of our clients’ backs.

Tyler Harris

Chief Sales Executive
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Tyler is from, of all places, Bourbon County. After attending Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, he came home to begin his business career. For the next 14 years, Tyler was involved in the sales field, including contracts in the timber industry where he worked closely with many cooperages and suppliers in the Kentucky area. His passion for Kentucky’s native spirit led him to WDTS. Tyler leads North American sales and is a backbone to developing relationships with suppliers and distilleries in order to procure distillate for our clientele. With his background in sales, client relations is a natural fit for Tyler and a responsibility he takes in great pride.

Carrie Trapp

Brand Ambassador
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Carrie Trapp’s professional career in philanthropy resonates with a ‘special ingredient’ to White Dog – she’s always giving of herself to help others succeed. By heritage, she married into the Swigert family that originally built Buffalo Trace Distillery. A fan of history, her favorite newspaper clipping is from Oct. 1858, when Grandfather Swigert posted an ad for sale to declare he was ready to “pursue other interests” – hence, Kentucky thoroughbreds. More so, it was the start of the legacy of O.F.C. Bourbon by E.H. Taylor with ‘old fashioned copper’ just like White Dog’s Vendome copper still today. Carrie was the 1996 UK Homecoming Queen and loves to share the heritage of the Commonwealth with every visitor –from the county next door to the world over.

Tyler Holloway

Director of Operations
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White Dog’s second Tyler, Ty as his friends call him, is a Kentucky native from Maysville. He grew up just a short distance from Old Pogue which was founded back in 1876 and is regarded as one of the earliest bourbon distilleries in KY. After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2015, Tyler went to work for a commercial real estate company in Lexington. Through his connections there, Tyler found his way to White Dog. He currently serves as Director of Operations and his past experience in management & communications make him an ideal fit for White Dog. Tyler takes pride in his ability to stay on top of daily operations while building meaningful relationships with White Dog’s clients. In his free time, he enjoys spending time in nature, cooking, traveling, and a good glass of bourbon.

Devin Craig

Director of IT

Koda

White Dog Extraordinaire
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Meet Koda our 1-year old, pure bred Siberian Husky mascot. Yes, he’s as handsome in real life as he is in pictures – Go White Dog!
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