Harvey grew up farming in Lee County and Phillips County, Arkansas. He earned a degree in Biological & Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arkansas and MBA from Thomas More University. Harvey went on to have a 30-year career in the food industry. He and his wife Donna raised three wonderful children in various places across the country. However, one of their goals was to one day return to their home state, and the other was to somehow be connected to their fourth-generation family farm. The idea of starting a distillery checked his boxes in terms of building a business rooted deep family and farm. Harvey chose sweet potatoes to craft a world class vodka, thus birthing Delta Dirt Distillery. Together, he and Donna made a personal commitment to themselves and their community to Raising Spirits in the Delta.