Darcy grew up as a small donkey on a farm in Alberta, Canada.
He first began the fine art of dippin' at the ripe old age of 10 when he stumbled upon a stash of his dad's Hawken Wintergreen in a toolbox in the barn. After getting sick a few too many times, Darcy kicked the habit at 10 1/2.
Eight years later, while working a long Alberta winter as a roughneck on the drilling rigs, Darcy fell off the wagon and began dippin tobacco once again. He needed something to help pass the time and keep his mind off the freezing weather. Many a time, Darcy found himself day dreaming about escaping the cold and moving to sunny California. Well a few years later, Darcy finally left Canada and moved back to the "land of opportunity" where his Grandparents came from. Good Ol' America. The BEST country there is, of course.
One day while enjoying a round of golf with a few buddies, Darcy met a crazy guy named Jeff. As most dippers know, when you see someone enjoying a fat pinch of dip, it's pretty easy to strike up a conversation. Jeff and Darcy not only had dippin' in common but they also discussed the lack of available spitters. Needless to say, the rest is history.
"First off, I would like to thank the men and women of our armed forces for sticking their necks out and doin the dirty work for the rest of us. For your service, I am forever grateful. As for our customers, you guys (and gals) are awesome. As a pretty intense guy (so Jeff says), you all somehow manage to get a chuckle out of me. Thank you for being so cool and for your ever growing support for our product. Remember boys, keep dippin and spittin- save the lungs and rock the gums!!" -Darcy
Jeff, VP Operations
Jeff was conceived in 1971 as a 7 foot tall Japanese baby. Born with a rare disease.....he has been shrinking since birth. Jeff began dippin Cope at 19 and is still going strong. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley (SoCal), Jeff spent the majority of his youth paddling out on his surfboard at every opportunity. As a matter of fact, he even skipped out on his final two weeks of high school due to a rumor of a huge swell from Mexico to Santa Cruz. Well, the rumor was true and in exchange for a diploma, he got to experience some of the best waves to ever hit the California coast.
He eventually went back and got his G.E.D. (diploma), took a handful of college courses and got certified as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). Then it was off to the state of Oregon for him. He spent a couple years as an EMT but then felt the urge to fight some flames and became a Wildland Firefighter. Here's where Jeff was introduced to skydiving, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, white water rafting and best of all...dipping! After a few years, Jeff packed a freshy in his lip, grabbed his log of cope and moved back to SoCal. To this day, he still keeps in touch with all his hill-billy, red-neck, honkey buddies up in Oregon.
Today, at 42 years-old, he stands at only 4'11" and still enjoys Putting a Dipski in his Lipski.
"Thanks to Mud Jug, I'm so grateful for the many friendships I have made over the last eight years. Feels like one big family any time I talk to you on the phone or get your emails. I always tell my family that we have the best customers ever. To all our military, you are in my prayers daily. I pray for your safe return and that God will bless you and your families. Thank you for making the commitment and sacrifice to serve the country that I am so very proud of. God bless America and all those who believe that 'Made in the USA' is still here and won't go away. Keep your heart right and your Mud Jug's tight." -Jeff
Garrett, VP Sales
Garrett started dippin’ in his dirty diapers...and is still packin’ hammers today. He was born and raised in the Inland Empire (SoCal) where all he cared about was playing sports and doing crazy white boy stuff (Snowboarding, Dirtbikes, Off-Road racing, Skydiving, Wakeboarding, Street luge, anything to get an adrenaline rush). Once he graduated High School he took on several college classes in Criminal Justice until he decided to leave sunny California and head to Wyoming. Out in Wyoming, Garrett ventured away from the typical Cali lifestyle to live in the mountains and the only thing he cared about was Guns, Dip, Rodeos, and Hunting. With all of his Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice knowledge, Garrett became a Bail Bonds Man in The State of Wyoming and loved every minute of it. After living in Cody, Wyoming for a couple years it was time to come back to California to be a part of the Mud Jug Family.
"I’m proud to call myself an American and I want to thank every single member of our Armed Forces for the sacrifices they have made for us to live in this Land of the Free. I look forward to where Mud Jug is going and growing thanks to all of our fans. I would also like to thank Mud Jug for the opportunity they have given me to help in the growth of this company any way I can. God Bless the United States of America and the Constitution that this Country was built on. Grab yourself a Mud Jug and KEEP PACKIN’ HAMMERS! God Speed.” -Garrett
Chris, VP Social Media Marketing
Chris was born in sunny San Diego in 1943. The first 65 years of his life were a total waste....he wondered across the country, from town to town, with a backpack and a ukulele singing Disney movie theme songs aloud to those that would listen. On his 66th birthday, he woke himself up next to a dumpster and said to himself..."what the heck am I doing!" Energized and thankful that one of his 14 grandsons was a top plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, he went under the knife to regain the youthful appearance that was lost somewhere along his theatrical, roadside journey.
In 2009, the alias 'Chrisdips1' was born. After destroying the “one ring” at Mount Doom, he returned home where he dipped the finest snuff in the Shire. He then started making dip videos on YouTube. Chrisdips1 used his video editing skills to entertain his audience by utilizing his wild humor, physical gyrations and trusty mythical sidekick named “Red”, the Red Bandana Mud Jug. Being an avid dipper, Chris knew the importance and functionality of always having a Mud Jug on hand. Well...this little shenanigan drew the attention of the infamous Darcy from MudJug1 and a friendship began.
Here we are, 5 years later and Chrisdips1 is now a part of the Mud Jug family, living his American Dream.
“First and foremost I would like to thank my twin brother Capt. Alexander Padilla in the U.S. Army and all the military branches for serving this fine Country. I would also like to thank my ukulele, my family, friends and past co-workers for the love and support through this amazing journey that led me to the Mud Jug team. Lastly, to my Mud Jug family. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work for such an elite company. I’m thrilled and excited to be a part of Mud Jug and can't wait to see what the future has in store us.…If you aint dippin you aint livin!” -Chris