Meet Our Team
Mulligan’s Valley Pub began like many other businesses: people with a passion seizing an opportunity. When a new retail development was under construction in Coal Valley, Pieter Hanson and Doug Vanderginst saw opportunity in an unleased, open storefront. They quickly hashed out a vision of a neighborhood pub for the entire Quad-Cities… Mulligan’s Valley Pub! A fun and relaxing home away from home, with great customer service, where good fun could be had by all… in other words, Pieter and Doug started exactly the kind of place that they would like to go.
Quad-Cities born and bred, owner/ operator Pieter Hanson has been in and around the bartending business almost all of his adult life. Pieter has also been a successful Realtor for Mel Foster for a number of years. The opportunity to open Mulligan’s Valley Pub enabled Pieter to put a lifetime’s worth of experience to work.
I was born and raised Quad City style. My love for the outdoors is where it all starts with me. Hunting is my fall/ winter hobby, and gardening/ landscaping is my spring/ summer hobby. I’m a huge tomboy that also loves to get all dolled up. When I’m not working or raising my children, I like doing anything competitive.
Whiskey and bourbon are my drinks. Cookie dough and cheese fries are what I consider food groups. I am a professionally trained Pastry Chef. I have a vintage camper that I sell cupcakes from at the farmers Market as well as food truck venues. I enjoy my job at Mulligan’s Valley Pub most of all because of the people. Each customer has an interesting story and some good advice. I have fun at work!!