Jim Meehan is one of the most celebrated figures in the drinks industry. Before opening PDT, he worked in major New York restaurants and bars, including Five Points, Gramercy Tavern, and The Pegu Club. He is a contributing editor of Food & Wine magazine's annual cocktail book, Mr. Boston's Bartender Guide, and Sommelier Journal. Meehan has been recognized as a rising star mixologist by Star Chefs Online Culinary Magazine, Cheers Magazine and as the 2009 American Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail. He lives in New York City's East Village.
Chris Gall has created designs for clients that include Ford, Nike, Pepsi, Shell Oil, Sony, McDonald's, and U.S. Steel. His work has been showcased in virtually every major publication in America, including Time, Newsweek, Forbes, People and the New York Times. Millions of New Yorkers will recognize Chris's “Flying Fish,” displayed by the MTA for over a year in countless underground subway cars. He has received over 50 major awards from the likes of the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Magazine, The New York Art Directors Club, and Print Magazine. Gall has authored and illustrated four children's books, including America the Beautiful, Dear Fish, There's Nothing To Do On Mars, and Dinotrux, which was a 2009 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.