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Darren Hartford

Oliver Pluff & Company
Darren Hartford is the owner of Oliver Pluff & Company of Charleston, South Carolina. Oliver Pluff recreates historic beverages like teas, coffees, toddies, and cacao, hand packages them in artisan-style tins, and sells them to historic sites, national parks, and boutique food stores around the country. Darren retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2017 after spending 28 years in uniform. In his last assignment, Darren was the Commandant of the National War College in Washington DC, a school focused on teaching mid-career professionals how to develop strategies. In the three years since he purchased Oliver Pluff, he has doubled the business.