Steering Cocktails founder Lizzy Benner has an extensive background in visual arts, music, performance art, service projects, and event coordination. A highly respected mixologist, Lizzy and her team  craft artisanal cocktails that feature locally sourced ingredients and high quality spirits. 

Lizzy is an active member of the Beverly Area Arts Alliance, curating musical performances for their events, including the Beverly Art Walk. She also is an accomplished visual artist who specializes in hand painted murals, furniture, and glassware.

A lifelong resident of Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood, Lizzy has shared her time and talents with numerous local nonprofit organizations. These include Misericordia, the Juvenile Diabetes Fund, the Beverly Arts Center, the Stadler Family Benefit, and A New Direction.