Joseph LittleJoseph Little is the General Manager of Bernie Little Distributors. Joseph went to Valdosta State University to play football and graduated as a student-athlete with a degree in Business Management. After graduating, Joseph and his wife moved to Charleston, SC where he worked for the Anheuser Busch Distributor, Southern Eagle Distributing, for 3 years. He then moved back home to Lakeland, FL and started working at BLD in 2018 where he became the On Premise Sales Manager. He was promoted to General Manager in 2021. Joseph’s favorite beer is Michelob Amberbock, and his favorite spirit is the Cantera Negra Añejo Tequila.
Jessi Little GarritanoJessi Little Garritano is the Social Media Specialist at Bernie Little Distributors. Jessi went to Florida Southern College where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. During her 14 years at BLD, she has worked in the On-Premise department, been the Customer Service Coordinator and presently leads our efforts in the ever expanding world of social media and marketing. Jessi has received recognition from Anheuser-Busch for a variety of best practices in the field of social media marketing. She has visited the Breckenridge Brewery in Colorado and the Wicked Weed Brewery in North Carolina. Jessi’s favorite products that BLD sells are Cutwater Strawberry Margarita and Bold Rock Hard Cider.
Natalie WitmyerNatalie Witmyer is the Controller of Bernie Little Distributors. Natalie went to Waynesburg University in southern Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!) where she graduated with a degree in Accounting. She started at BLD in 2016 as the Accounting Manager and was promoted to Controller in 2018. Natalie also takes an active role in BevCap, our insurance captive with distributor members across the country. Natalie’s favorite products BLD sells are Busch Light and Celsius energy drinks.
Kaley Lewandowski handles Human Resources for the company. Kaley went to the University of Central Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. She started at BLD in 2021. Kaley’s favorite products that BLD sells are Bud Light Mango Seltzer and Celsius energy drinks.
Ralf Ciafardini is the On Premise Sales Manager over both Bernie Little Distributor branches. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. Ralf has been with the company for 3.5 years and was previously the Eaton Park Warehouse Manager before being promoted to his current role. Ralf’s favorite beers are Bud Light Next, Michelob Amber Max, Busch Light and Budweiser.
Mike BlumeMike Blume is the Business Development Manager at Bernie Little Distributors. Mike has been with the company for 31 years and held the positions of driver and sales representative before being promoted to the Business Development Manager. His favorite beer is an ice cold Bud Light.
Mike JonesMike Jones is the Off Premise Sales Manager at Bernie Little Distributors. During Mike’s 19 years with the company, he has held the positions of Key Account Manager, Chain Sales Manager for both the Eaton Park and Sebring branches and is now the Off Premise Sales Manager. Mike has visited the Stella Artois Brewery in Belgium, so Stella Artois is one of his favorite beers as well as Bud Light.
Derek MelvinDerek Melvin is the Sales Manager of Bernie Little Distributor’s Sebring location. Derek has been with the company for 27 years and has held the positions of Warehouse Selector, Driver and Sales Representative. He is looking forward to the brand new state of the art 100,000+ sqft. Sebring location that is currently being built. His favorite beer is Michelob Ultra.
Alex Graveline is the Eaton Park Warehouse Manager. He grew up in Connecticut for 30 years where he worked in warehousing for 10 years before moving to central Florida this year. Alex’s favorite beers are Golden Road Mango Cart, Michelob Ultra and Shipyard Brewing Pumpkinhead in the fall.
Richard HarperRichard Harper is the Operations Manager for both of Bernie Little Distributors locations. Richard has been with BLD for 32 years and started in the warehouse loading trucks. From there he went on to become a Service Supervisor, Area Manager and was promoted to his current position. Richard is currently in charge of the building and construction of BLD’s brand new state of the art 100,000+ sq ft Sebring facility. Richard’s favorite beers are a cold Bud Light Lime in the summer and a smooth Breckenridge Vanilla Porter in the winter months.
Paul TomacheskyPaul Tomachesky is the Service Manager at Bernie Little Distributors and is over all the delivery drivers in both Eaton Park and Sebring. During his 15 years at BLD he has been a Service Supervisor, a Bulk Supervisor, Lead Service Supervisor and then was promoted to Service Department Manager. His favorite beers are Budweiser and he loves a good IPA.