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April Weller-Cantrell

Bourbon Women Tennessee
Tennessee Ambassador
Leipers Fork, Tennessee
Born and raised in the home state of Bourbon, it should be no surprise that April Weller Cantrell would find her marketing niche in the distilling industry. April’s family roots run deep into the bourbon families of Nelson County. April’s journey was catapulted into the whiskey industry when she met the owner and Master Distiller of Leiper’s Fork Distillery, Lee Kennedy, and was asked to provide marketing and tourism studies relating to bourbon. Her knowledge and years of tourism and marketing opened the door for her to be Director of Marketing, Event Planning, Nose and Taster for the young Williamson County, Tennessee distillery, where she is currently. April also is on the Agriculture and Events Committee for the Tennessee Distiller’s Guild and served on their Whiskey Trail Committee last year.

Prior to the distilling industry, April Weller-Cantrell has spent her career in the marketing industry with a love of hospitality, history and entertaining. After owning her own Catering company, she locked arms with Shannon Martin to assist with the re-opening of The Country Boy Restaurant, the longest continuously running rural restaurant in Williamson County. In her role there she constructed the new country southern fare menu as well as being over marketing. This led to her becoming the Main Street and Tourism Director for Leiper’s Fork where she piloted the tiny unincorporated village into a Historic Main Street. A first for the Main Street program. She guided the past efforts of the village to become more of a destination for tourist with rebranding and publicity.

April and her husband, Mark, and their children have called Williamson County, Tennessee home for the past 27 years and settled in Leiper’s Fork in 2001. An active family in their community, April and her husband has four two-legged children and three 4-legged children.