Brad Mead is a Wyoming native, cattle rancher, an attorney along with his wife Kate in the law firm Mead & Mead in Jackson, and the founder and CEO of Wyoming Whiskey—the first legal distillery in the state’s history, and the state’s first whiskey suitable for doing anything other than starting campfires.
Brad is the grandson of former U.S. Senator and Wyoming Governor Clifford Hansen, and the older brother of Wyoming’s current governor, Matt Mead.
More than 100 years ago, Brad’s great grandfather homesteaded in Jackson Hole, knowing that he wanted to raise his family on a Wyoming ranch. Five generations later, the Meads still live on that ranch homestead, ranching and raising cattle in a sustainable way. A commitment to the ranchland is as much a part of the family philosophy today as it was at the turn of the 20th century, and in 2002, the family placed the ranch headquarters under conservation easement, ensuring that its pristine water, native pastures, and spectacular scenery would be protected forever.