Jesse T. Bingaman

Jesse T. Bingaman was born in Reading, PA, and is the third generation in his family to enlist in the U.S. Navy. He recently retired after twenty-two years of service and is using his G.I. Bill to complete his degree in Business Marketing.

“My uncle smoked cigars, so it was second nature growing up. People gravitated toward him; he was fun to be around, that Macanudo Portofino made him unique.  I have traveled the world, and I am honored to have interacted with the various customs and traditions abroad.  The camaraderie associated with military events and social gatherings always seemed to revolve around items that were just not readily availability... homemade food, rare liquor and fine cigars.  They simply unite cultures.”

The opportunity to open The Cigar Cave is a clear way to continue to share life experiences, bridge social gaps and develop friendships.  There is something uniquely relaxing about enjoying a quality cigar and Jesse feels you will find their shop a place you will want to visit often.

Jesse has lived in Grants Pass since 1992 and is happily married to his wife, Rebecca.  They have three teenage girls, two dogs and two cats . . . life is good!


Marv M. Ransom III

Marv was born in Texas while his father was serving there in the air force.  His family later moved to Sacramento, California.  In 1989, Marv moved to southern Oregon, where he met and married his wife, Heather, and they continued to live and raise their children, Danielle and Marvin.  Marv enjoys hunting and golf . . . and of course, a fine cigar.

As the owner of a local jewelry store, Carte’ Jewelers and Gems, Marv was looking for a new opportunity to share his love and passion for cigars in an open, inviting atmosphere that encouraged the gathering of cigar smokers from around the area.  In creating and developing the concept of The Cigar Cave with Jesse, Marv hopes to bring to southern Oregon the appreciation of cigar traditions and history as well as provide the education and exposure of the many new and exciting ideas rapidly changing the face of the tobacciana world today.