Karen Locke is founder of High-Proof Creative (highproofcreative.com), an award-winning branding and marketing agency for the craft spirits industry. She is author of “High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland’s Craft Distilling Scene” was a food and drink writer, and worked at marketing agencies for nearly 10 years prior to launching High-Proof Creative. Karen has been published by GQ magazine, Bon Appétit, Sip Northwest, and more. Karen joined the Women’s Distillery Guild as a board member in 2018, and currently serves on the board of the Portland Culinary Alliance. She is also member of the Women of the Vine & Spirits.
The Voice of Craft Distilling
Our mission is to promote and defend the art and enterprise of craft distilling. Through our programs of economic development, academic research, and education we generate greater public awareness and appreciation for the quality and variety of craft spirits and we bring benefits to the larger society in which we live.