Georgia Dunn is the owner of the British West Indies Trading Company and makes a fermented ginger beer that for hundreds of years was a necessary household staple and an enjoyable beverage of choice, now available at the café and gift store.
With dual citizenship of the US as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Territory in the Caribbean, she has a wide range of experience in both the public and private sectors. After receiving a Master of Public Policy, she worked for a US Congressman, the Mayor of San Francisco, and then in the Banking and Telecom industries. But it is her work for the British Government in the Islands which brings her to Monticello as a brewer.
A direct descendant of Thomas Harriott, the first of the British Explorers to record making beer in the New World in 1585, she will provide the interesting history of fermented ginger beer, as well as samples of the beer itself.