Meet the Staff

Deep South Barrels is a small business owned and operated by a group of very dedicated individuals. Here you can meet the staff and learn a little bit more about what everyone does here at DSB.

Founding Partner/Owner - Randall Bentley: Randall is one of the owners and original founders of Deep South Barrels, and spends much of his time traveling across the U.S. to shows, conventions, and rodeos, getting the word out about our products, meeting new customers, and cultivating new wholesale accounts.

Operations Manager/Partner - Miranda Knerr: As General Manager at DSB, Miranda coordinates all day to day operations in the office and the warehouse. She has been at Deep South Barrels since the company's inception 2010. She started in sales, building the business on the road with Randall. Her favorite thing about Deep South Barrels is interacting with the customers, whether at shows or over the phone.

Office Manager - Melissa Kloss: As Officer Manager at DSB, Melissa handles the day to day retail operations.  Melissa met Randall and Miranda in 2011 at our first year at the Orange County Fair in California.  Since then she became fast friends of our and quickly started helping out in the booth.  She owns ands uses over a dozen barrels in her own home.   Now 5 years later she has joined the DSB team as a permanent fixture in the office.

Warehouse Supervisor/Resident Chef - Tyler: Tyler comes to us from California and a background as an Executive Chef.    He loves to create new products like our stave crosses, lamps and more.   He's a great sounding board for new recipes and even creates some amazing concoctions.  Stop in the store and try the barrel aged Sriracha or the Spicy Whiskey we created after aging the Sriracha.

Warehouse Cleark - Heath: Heath joined us after moving back to Texas from Iowa...cause what state is better than Texas?   He works in the back prepping for shipments, loading the shelves, and doing all the other odds and ends that go on in our warehouse.

Engraving Specialist - Brandi: Brandi is Randall's little sister and gives each barrel she engraves the care and attention that he would.   She is the newest member of the Office Staff but has been a background part of DSB since the beginning.

Sales Associate - Tim: As a member of our traveling sales team, Maxx has been with the company since April 2014. Tim is an up and coming Country Music Singer and is larger than life.  He is usually found in the booth driving Randall bonkers.   Tim will forever remain a part of the DSB family, he passed away in May of 2018 and will always be missed.

Sales Associate - Austin:  Austin is one the youngest members of DSB.   He has joined our team to travel to new places and share our products with you.   You will catch him behind the booth explaining the barrels and making friends.    You will hear more "yes ma'am, no sir's etc" than usual as this young man was raised in small town Texas just outside of Mexia.   Don't let it alarm ya, he's just a good ole small town Cowboy.

Sales Associate - Jacob:  Jacob is the newest member of the DSB Sales Team.   He just recently joined us after graduating from Fishbourbe Military School in Waybesboro, VA.  His goal is to see the country, learn our products and make some connections while making his Momma pround.   You will find him behind the booth at one of our many shows across the country.