Meet The Team

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We invite you to learn more about the three founding members of the Century Tree Cider team. Next to our lovely portraits, you will find a little bit more about each of our backgrounds and a short Q&A session to get to know us better!

 
 

 
 
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THE SCIENTIST

Meredith O'Neil DeLeeuw graduated from Texas A&M University (whoop!), with a B.S. in Food Science.  She has a true passion for product development and innovation.  You can always find her experimenting on the next test batch of cider or reading one of her many cider books.  She looks forward to the day that she can move her lab equipment into the cidery and reclaim her kitchen. She is very active in Memphis as a frequent volunteer for many different non-profits, as well as being on the programs committee for Volunteer Odyssey.  Outside of cider, she is a self-proclaimed foodie, Weimaraner mom, crazy football fan, outdoor lover, and an active hunter/jumper equestrian.  

Q&A with Meredith

Favorite cider Century Tree Cider makes?

  • My favorite cider that we make is our Double Hopped cider

Favorite cider made by another cidery?

  • My favorite cider made by another cidery is Abbey Spice from Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider

Favorite food pairing with cider?

  • My favorite food to pair with cider is pork or cheese. Pulled pork, pork tenderloin, etc all pair exceptionally well with apples and cider. Cheese is also one of my favorite food groups, so I am lucky that it pairs so well with cider.

If you weren’t a cidermaker, what would you be?

  • I would be a Grand Prix show jumper

Favorite Song?

  • “Ends of the Earth” by Lord Huron

Favorite Quote?

  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” - Marilyn Monroe

 

 
 
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THE ENGINEER

Audrey M. O'Neil is a degreed Chemical Engineer and a Professional Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas with over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She has successfully started an Engineering Firm operating autonomously in all facets of business. She has a strong focus on customer satisfaction, loyalty, and follow up; established a culture of open communication, collaboration, and accountability resulting in top tier business performance.  She is Century Tree Cider’s go to person on anything and everything business.  She has always supported her daughter’s wild and crazy dreams and is very excited help bring Century Tree Cider to life. 

Q&A with Audrey

Favorite cider Century Tree Cider makes?

  • My favorite cider that we make is our Tupelo Honey

Favorite cider made by another cidery?

  • My favorite cider made by another cidery is Hollow Jack from Two Towns Cider

Favorite food pairing with cider?

  • Absolutely cheese, especially Cabot Clothbound Cheddar

If you weren’t a chemical engineer what would you be?

  • I would be the co-owner of a cidery ;)

Favorite Song?

  • “I Lived” by One Republic

Favorite Quote?

  • “Do one thing every day that scares you” - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 
 
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THE DOCTOR

Peter M. DeLeeuw is a physician in Memphis, TN and is completing his medicine residency through the UT Health system.  He also graduated from the best college in the nation, Texas A&M University (whoop!).  He spends most days at one of the many local hospitals treating the people of Memphis.  He loves making genuine connections with his patients and community.  He wants the people of Memphis to be able to experience a local and all-natural beverage that rewards the adventurous spirit.  You can find him foraging for local pawpaw fruit or behind the lens of his many gadgets.  Outside of cider, he is an accomplished fencer, budding photographer, avid sports fan, Weimaraner dad, and music lover. 

Q&A with Peter

Favorite cider Century Tree Cider makes?

  • My favorite cider that we make is our Moscow Mule cider

Favorite cider made by another cidery?

  • My favorite cider made by another cidery is Nectar from Bishop Cider Co. (now, sadly, discontinued)

Favorite food pairing with cider?

  • Cheese and BBQ pulled pork are my favorite foods to pair with cider

If you weren’t a doctor what would you be?

  • A rockstar!

Favorite Song?

  • “Never Let You Go” by Third Eye Blind

Favorite Quote?

  • “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather

 
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