Meet the Team

Chris Baird
Position: Sales Manager
Favorite Beer: Odell IPA
Favorite Musician/Band: Dinosaur Jr.
Favorite Quote: "I have a theory that the truth is never told during the 9-5 hours." - Hunter S Thompson
Unknown Talent: Dad jokes
Marshall Burden
Nickname: Birdie
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: 3.8 Miles
Favorite Musician/Band: Jon Bellion
and Beautiful Mind
Favorite Quote: "Just gonna sent it."
Unknown Talent: Been a drummer for over 12 years.
Patrick Combs
Position: QA/QC Manager
Favorite Beer: Rochefort 8
Favorite Musician/Band: Manchester Orchestra
Favorite Quote: “Whatever your career may be, do not let yourselves become tainted by a deprecating and barren skepticism,... Live in the serene peace of laboratories and libraries." - Louis Pasteur
Unknown Talent: Amateur fire breather.
Armando Contreras
Nickname: Charmando
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Fin du Monde
Favorite Musician/Band: Jay-Z
Favorite Quote: “Beneath the clothes, we find a man. And beneath the man...we find...his nucleus.”
- Nacho Libre
Unknown Talent: I can sing all the notes in Love on Top by Beyoncé.
David Dougherty
Nickname: Prime Time
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: Pina Colada Milkshake
Favorite Musician/Band: House of Pain
Favorite Quote: "Messed around got a triple-double." - Cube
Unknown Talent: I could speak French 25 years ago.
Clark Ellis
Nickname: Dad Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Pink Vapor Stew
Favorite Musician/Band: Parquet Courts
Favorite Quote: "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson
Unknown Talent: Off-road Zamboni racing and Crabcore dancing.
Neil Fisher
Nickname: Nilly Wonka
Position: Co-Founder & Head Brewer
Favorite Beer: Odell IPA
Favorite Musician/Band: Does Taylor Swift count as a band? If not, Avett Brothers.t Brothers.
Favorite Quote: "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein
Unknown Talent: I'm better at Super Smash Bros. than any responsible adult should be.
Andrew Frias
Nickname: Drew
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: Juicy bits!!
Favorite Musician/Band: The whispers
Favorite Quote: "Wooooo!"
Unknown Talent: Eat a whole box of cereal within a 2 hr period. Lets rock.
Steve Froom
Nickname: Hophead
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: The Veil Apple Brandy Toast E Coilz
Favorite Musician/Band: 311
Favorite Quote: "You met me at a weird time in my life."
Unknown Talent: 5th grade spelling bee champ.
Arne Garlick
Nickname: Dad
Position: Director of Brewing Operations
Favorite Beer: Duchesse De Bourgogne
Favorite Musician/Band: Zack Attack, Wyld Stallyns ...
Favorite Quote: "Never underestimate... how much satisfaction... there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer." –Tom Robbins
Unknown Talent: With so much drama in the WBC it's kinda hard bein' A-R-N-E G. But I, somehow, some way keep comin' up with funky ass brews like every single day.
Derek Gold
Position: Production Manager
Favorite Beer: Probably some spontaneous Belgian sour, but how could I possibly play favorites?
Favorite Musician/Band: Deftones
Favorite Quote: "I don't understand the question, and I won't respond to it." - Lucille Bluth
Jake Goodman

Position: Director of Marketing
Favorite Beer: Orval
Favorite Musician/Band: Miles Davis
Favorite Quote: Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!”
- Hunter S. Thompson
Unknown Talent: I can make a bottle of Malort disappear before your very eyes.

Gavin Hall
Position: Taproom Manager
Favorite Beer: Nightmare on Brett
Favorite Musician/Band: Say Anything
Favorite Quote: "What is your greatest ambition?" "To become immortal, and then die."
- À Bout de Souffle (1960)
Unknown Talent: I can play an entire match of Smash Bros without realizing I'm looking at the wrong character.
Eric Hashberger
Nickname: Hash
Position: Director of Retail Operations
Favorite Beer: Um...whatever is in my fridge at the time...
Favorite Musician/Band: JT
Favorite Quote: "Quod erat demonstrandum" (or QED for short...)
Unknown Talent: Shrinking capsules on bottles....didn't know I had a talent for that one....
Nathan Jensrud
Nickname: Nate
Position: Inventory and Warehouse Coordinator
Favorite Beer: Odell IPA
Favorite Musician/Band: The Rolling Stones
Favorite Quote: "You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need."
Unknown Talent: I pick things with small strings.
Colin Jones
Nickname: CJ
Position: Co-Founder & CEO
Favorite Beer: Bells Two Hearted
Favorite Musician/Band: Radiohead
Favorite Quote: "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – Bilbo Baggins
Unknown Talent: I have a really good aim! In particular I'm quite adept at throwing food stuffs into people's mouth holes from afar!
Adam Klett
Nickname: CJ
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Cantillon Vigneronne
Favorite Musician/Band: Jurassic 5
Favorite Quote: "Be the ball."
Unknown Talent: Insanely talented beer pong player.
Joe Meyer
Nickname: Joseppy
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Odell IPA
Favorite Musician/Band: Weezer
Favorite Quote: "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." - A. A. Milne
Unknown Talent: I study physics, play a ton of chess, and turn chickens into ninjas.
Wade Meyer
Position: Brewer
Favorite Beer: Saison Bernice
Favorite Musician/Band: Queen
Favorite Quote: “I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”
- Michael Scott
Unknown Talent: Metal fabrication
Chase Moore
Position: Brewer
Favorite Beer: Montucky Cold Snacks
Favorite Musician/Band: Wu Tang Clan
Favorite Quote: "Intentionally blank."
Unknown Talent: Fly sparging
Mike Nelson
Nickname: Nelly Nell
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: Bell’s Two Hearted
Favorite Musician/Band: Greensky Bluegrass
Favorite Quote: "That rug really ties the
room together."
Unknown Talent: I can fold my tongue into a cloverleaf.
Lisa Nuss
Nickname: Mom
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: WeldWerks Blackberry Cobbler Berliner
Favorite Musician/Band: Queen & Ariana Grande
Favorite Quote: "There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for." – Samwise Gamgee
Unknown Talent: I'm a pretty decent baker!
Alex Paine
Nickname: AP
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: Two Hearted
Favorite Musician/Band: Gary Clark Jr.
Favorite Quote: “Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.”
- Michael Scott
Unknown Talent: I swim pretty well for a fat guy.
Kristin Popcheff
Nickname: KPop
Position: Director of Operations
Favorite Beer: Blind Pig
Favorite Musician/Band: Murder by Death
Favorite Quote: "Not all those who wander are lost."
- J.R.R. Tolkien
Unknown Talent: I'm pretty good at doing zombie makeup.
Luz Rascon Almada
Position: Packaging Operator
Favorite Beer: Juicy Bits
Favorite Musician/Band: The Eagles
Unknown Talent: I do my own hair and can eat a whole bag of gummies in one sitting.
Ann Roberts
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Grandma J’s Strawberry
Rhubarb Pie Berliner
Favorite Musician/Band: ABBA or Katy Perry
Favorite Quote: "I brake for birds, I rock a lot of polka dots, I have touched glitter in the last 24 hours.”
- Jessica Day from New Girl
Unknown Talent: I love to Lindy Hop! 💃
Nick Santefort
Nickname: Santa
Position: Senior Brewer
Favorite Beer: Cuvée Rene
Favorite Musician/Band: Eric Church
Favorite Quote: "We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Castenada
Unknown Talent: I do talk sometimes.
Skip Schwartz
Nickname: Eric
Position: Innovation and Wood Cellar Lead
Favorite Beer: Blind Pig - Russian River
Favorite Musician/Band: Taylor Swift
Favorite Quote: “50% of the world is below average.”
- Wade Meyer
Unknown Talent: I am the current HOMES Brewing “Try Hard” tournament champion.
Kyle Shurtz
Nickname: Amoretti Wizard
Position: Packaging Operator
Favorite Beer: Coors Banquet
Favorite Musician/Band: Weather Report
Favorite Quote: "I'm a gas station chicken eatin' heathen." - Nickelus F
Unknown Talent: Being able to make my short term memory disappear.
Cameron Tellez
Nickname: Cam
Position: Brewer
Favorite Beer: Slow Pour Pils
Favorite Musician/Band: Crystal Castles
Favorite Quote: "I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked."
- Jimi Hendrix (and yes, it's a real quote.)
Unknown Talent: I am pretty good at imitating accents and cartoon characters, I also play death metal.
Jordan Wheeler
Nickname: Gordo // Gordon Waller
Position: Senior Packaging Operator
Favorite Beer: Rumple Minze
Favorite Musician/Band: Insane Clown Posse
Favorite Quote: “I Lost My Keys” - Jordan Wheeler
Unknown Talent: I always find my keys.
Chris Baird
Position: Sales Manager
Favorite Beer: Odell IPA
Favorite Musician/Band: Dinosaur Jr.
Favorite Quote: "I have a theory that the truth is never told during the 9-5 hours." - Hunter S Thompson
Unknown Talent: Dad jokes
Marshall Burden
Nickname: Birdie
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: 3.8 Miles
Favorite Musician/Band: Job Bellion
and Beautiful Mind
Favorite Quote: "Just gonna sent it."
Unknown Talent: Been a drummer for over 12 years.
Patrick Combs
Position: QA/QC Manager
Favorite Beer: Rochefort 8
Favorite Musician/Band: Manchester Orchestra
Favorite Quote: “Whatever your career may be, do not let yourselves become tainted by a deprecating and barren skepticism,... Live in the serene peace of laboratories and libraries." - Louis Pasteur
Unknown Talent: Amateur fire breather.
Matty Connor
Nickname: Matty Ice
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: Modelo
Favorite Musician/Band: Marcus King band
or Jason Isbell
Favorite Quote: “Get two birds stoned at once.” - Ricky (Trailer Park Boys)
Unknown Talent: Getting covered in oil from my garage... or I can make some bitching metal art.
Armando Contreras
Nickname: Charmando
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Fin du Monde
Favorite Musician/Band: Jay-Z
Favorite Quote: “Beneath the clothes, we find a man. And beneath the man...we find...his nucleus.”
- Nacho Libre
Unknown Talent: I can sing all the notes in Love on Top by Beyoncé.
David Dougherty
Nickname: Prime Time
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: Pina Colada Milkshake
Favorite Musician/Band: House of Pain
Favorite Quote: "Messed around got a triple-double." - Cube
Unknown Talent: I could speak French 25 years ago.
Clark Ellis
Nickname: Dad Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Pink Vapor Stew
Favorite Musician/Band: Parquet Courts
Favorite Quote: "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson
Unknown Talent: Off-road Zamboni racing and Crabcore dancing.
Neil Fisher
Nickname: Nilly Wonka
Position: Co-Founder & Head Brewer
Favorite Beer: Odell IPA
Favorite Musician/Band: Does Taylor Swift count as a band? If not, Avett Brothers.t Brothers.
Favorite Quote: "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein
Unknown Talent: I'm better at Super Smash Bros. than any responsible adult should be.
Andrew Frias
Nickname: Drew
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: Juicy bits!!
Favorite Musician/Band: The whispers
Favorite Quote: "Wooooo!"
Unknown Talent: Eat a whole box of cereal within a 2 hr period. Lets rock.
Steve Froom
Nickname: Hophead
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: The Veil Apple Brandy Toast E Coilz
Favorite Musician/Band: 311
Favorite Quote: "You met me at a weird time in my life."
Unknown Talent: 5th grade spelling bee champ.
Arne Garlick
Nickname: Dad
Position: Director of Brewing Operations
Favorite Beer: Duchesse De Bourgogne
Favorite Musician/Band: Zack Attack, Wyld Stallyns ...
Favorite Quote: "Never underestimate... how much satisfaction... there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer." –Tom Robbins
Unknown Talent: With so much drama in the WBC it's kinda hard bein' A-R-N-E G. But I, somehow, some way keep comin' up with funky ass brews like every single day.
Derek Gold
Position: Production Manager
Favorite Beer: Probably some spontaneous Belgian sour, but how could I possibly play favorites?
Favorite Musician/Band: Deftones
Favorite Quote: "I don't understand the question, and I won't respond to it." - Lucille Bluth
Jake Goodman

Position: Director of Marketing
Favorite Beer: Orval
Favorite Musician/Band: Miles Davis
Favorite Quote: Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!”
- Hunter S. Thompson
Unknown Talent: I can make a bottle of Malort disappear before your very eyes.

Gavin Hall
Position: Taproom Manager
Favorite Beer: Nightmare on Brett
Favorite Musician/Band: Say Anything
Favorite Quote: "What is your greatest ambition?" "To become immortal, and then die."
- À Bout de Souffle (1960)
Unknown Talent: I can play an entire match of Smash Bros without realizing I'm looking at the wrong character.
Eric Hashberger
Nickname: Hash
Position: Director of Retail Operations
Favorite Beer: Um...whatever is in my fridge at the time...
Favorite Musician/Band: JT
Favorite Quote: "Quod erat demonstrandum" (or QED for short...)
Unknown Talent: Shrinking capsules on bottles....didn't know I had a talent for that one....
Nathan Jensrud
Nickname: Nate
Position: Inventory and Warehouse Coordinator
Favorite Beer: Odell IPA
Favorite Musician/Band: The Rolling Stones
Favorite Quote: "You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need."
Unknown Talent: I pick things with small strings.
Colin Jones
Nickname: CJ
Position: Co-Founder & CEO
Favorite Beer: Bells Two Hearted
Favorite Musician/Band: Radiohead
Favorite Quote: "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – Bilbo Baggins
Unknown Talent: I have a really good aim! In particular I'm quite adept at throwing food stuffs into people's mouth holes from afar!
Adam Klett
Nickname: CJ
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Cantillon Vigneronne
Favorite Musician/Band: Jurassic 5
Favorite Quote: "Be the ball."
Unknown Talent: Insanely talented beer pong player.
Alex Martin
Nickname: What's Her Name
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Juicy Bits (also El Dorado DDH JB)
Favorite Musician/Band: Ben Harper AND Towr's
Favorite Quote: The Office, season 7, episode 19, minute 14:45.
Unknown Talent: Reaching things on the bottom shelf.
Joe Meyer
Nickname: Joseppy
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Odell IPA
Favorite Musician/Band: Weezer
Favorite Quote: "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." - A. A. Milne
Unknown Talent: I study physics, play a ton of chess, and turn chickens into ninjas.
Wade Meyer
Position: Brewer
Favorite Beer: Saison Bernice
Favorite Musician/Band: Queen
Favorite Quote: “I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”
- Michael Scott
Unknown Talent: Metal fabrication
Chase Moore
Position: Brewer
Favorite Beer: Montucky Cold Snacks
Favorite Musician/Band: Wu Tang Clan
Favorite Quote: "Intentionally blank."
Unknown Talent: Fly sparging
Mike Nelson
Nickname: Nelly Nell
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: Bell’s Two Hearted
Favorite Musician/Band: Greensky Bluegrass
Favorite Quote: "That rug really ties the
room together."
Unknown Talent: I can fold my tongue into a cloverleaf.
Lisa Nuss
Nickname: Mom
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: WeldWerks Blackberry Cobbler Berliner
Favorite Musician/Band: Queen & Ariana Grande
Favorite Quote: "There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for." – Samwise Gamgee
Unknown Talent: I'm a pretty decent baker!
Alex Paine
Nickname: AP
Position: Sales Representative
Favorite Beer: Two Hearted
Favorite Musician/Band: Gary Clark Jr.
Favorite Quote: “Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.”
- Michael Scott
Unknown Talent: I swim pretty well for a fat guy.
Kristin Popcheff
Nickname: KPop
Position: Director of Operations
Favorite Beer: Blind Pig
Favorite Musician/Band: Murder by Death
Favorite Quote: "Not all those who wander are lost."
- J.R.R. Tolkien
Unknown Talent: I'm pretty good at doing zombie makeup.
Luz Rascon Almada
Position: Packaging Operator
Favorite Beer: Juicy Bits
Favorite Musician/Band: The Eagles
Unknown Talent: I do my own hair and can eat a whole bag of gummies in one sitting.
Ann Roberts
Position: Taproom
Favorite Beer: Grandma J’s Strawberry
Rhubarb Pie Berliner
Favorite Musician/Band: ABBA or Katy Perry
Favorite Quote: "I brake for birds, I rock a lot of polka dots, I have touched glitter in the last 24 hours.”
- Jessica Day from New Girl
Unknown Talent: I love to Lindy Hop! 💃
Nick Santefort
Nickname: Santa
Position: Senior Brewer
Favorite Beer: Cuvée Rene
Favorite Musician/Band: Eric Church
Favorite Quote: "We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Castenada
Unknown Talent: I do talk sometimes.
Skip Schwartz
Nickname: Eric
Position: Innovation and Wood Cellar Lead
Favorite Beer: Blind Pig - Russian River
Favorite Musician/Band: Taylor Swift
Favorite Quote: “50% of the world is below average.”
- Wade Meyer
Unknown Talent: I am the current HOMES Brewing “Try Hard” tournament champion.
Kyle Shurtz
Nickname: Amoretti Wizard
Position: Packaging Operator
Favorite Beer: Coors Banquet
Favorite Musician/Band: Weather Report
Favorite Quote: "I'm a gas station chicken eatin' heathen." - Nickelus F
Unknown Talent: Being able to make my short term memory disappear.
Cameron Tellez
Nickname: Cam
Position: Brewer
Favorite Beer: Slow Pour Pils
Favorite Musician/Band: Crystal Castles
Favorite Quote: "I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked."
- Jimi Hendrix (and yes, it's a real quote.)
Unknown Talent: I am pretty good at imitating accents and cartoon characters, I also play death metal.
Jordan Wheeler
Nickname: Gordo // Gordon Waller
Position: Senior Packaging Operator
Favorite Beer: Rumple Minze
Favorite Musician/Band: Insane Clown Posse
Favorite Quote: “I Lost My Keys” - Jordan Wheeler
Unknown Talent: I always find my keys.

Chris Baird

Sales Manager

Marshall Burden

Taproom

Patrick Combs

QA/QC Manager

Armando Contreras

Taproom

David Dougherty

Sales Representative

Clark Ellis

Taproom

Neil Fisher

Co-Founder & Head Brewer

Andrew Frias

Sales Representative

Steve Froom

Sales Representative

Arne Garlick

Director of Brewing Operations

Derek Gold

Production Manager

Jake Goodman

Director of Marketing

Gavin Hall

Taproom Manager

Eric Hashberger

Director of Retail Operations

Nathan Jensrud

Inventory and Warehouse Coordinator

Colin Jones

Co-Founder & CEO

Adam Klett

Taproom

Joe Meyer

Taproom

Wade Meyer

Brewer

Chase Moore

Brewer

Mike Nelson

Sales Representative

Lisa Nuss

Taproom

Alex Paine

Sales Representative

Kristin Popcheff

Director of Operations

Luz Rascon Almada

Packaging Operator

Ann Roberts

Taproom

Nick Santefort

Senior Brewer

Skip Schwartz

Innovation and Wood Cellar Lead

Kyle Shurtz

Packaging Operator

Cameron Tellez

Brewer

Jordan Wheeler

Senior Packaging Operator

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