Ron Hammond grew up in Frederick Md and graduated from Frederick High School in 1976. Following graduation, he entered the US Navy and spent time in the Middle East, North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, and other regions of the world. Following Military service he attended college and worked 30 years for Hekimian/Spirent Communications in Rockville, Md as a Telecom Engineer and Marketing Director.
After 30 years of corporate work, international travel, and the perils of driving I-270, Ron decided to leave the fun of telecommunications and get into the liquor business. This led to the purchase of Interstate Liquors, and the opening of South Mountain Spirits, LLC in Hagerstown.
Ron enjoys fishing, hunting, trap shooting, motorcycles, working around the house, his lab puppies, and spending time with his lovely wife, Cass. He also enjoys an occasional glass of single malt or small batch bourbon.