Our Team



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    Christian Ettinger

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    Christian Ettinger – Brewmaster

    Christian’s brewing career began in 1992 in his parents’ kitchen during his first summer break from the University of Oregon School of Business. He quickly fell in love with the brewing art and after a semester abroad in Cologne, Germany, the home of Kölsch style beer, Christian saw an opportunity to combine German brewing traditions with bold Northwest beer flavors. As of 1995, he was the only student in University of Oregon history to receive five college credits for making beer as a brewery intern and a paid brewing position with Eugene City Brewery followed closely after graduation. Christian ventured to Davis, California to complete the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering course from the American Brewers Guild. In 2004, while at Laurelwood Pub and Brewery, Christian was awarded the World Beer Cup Champion Brewmaster Award. Brandie, Julian, and Evelyn, complete the family and make it all worthwhile. Traveling, cycling, snowboarding and hiking are the means to the perfect pint.

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    Tom Bleigh

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    Tom Bleigh – Director Of Brewing Operations

    Thomas Bleigh started his career at Portland Brewing Company as an un-paid intern. Prior to joining Hopworks, he held the positions of Brewer, Lead Brewer, Lead Cellar Operator, Head Brewer and Plant Manager at Portland Brewing, Pyramid Breweries, Independent Brewer’s United and North American Breweries. In 2008, he was recognized, along with Pyramid Breweries as Mid Size Brewer/Brewery of the Year at GABF. He is a graduate from UC Davis and UW-Madison with an MFA in Fine Arts. Born in Augsburg, Germany, he has an appreciation for beer appellation and the “drink local” mentality. When not spending time with his two young children, or playing soccer, he can be found spending his time pursuing charcuterie or fermenting various meats, cheese, fruits or vegetables.

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    Trever Bass

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    Trever Bass – Head Brewer

    Trever began home brewing more than a decade ago while getting his degree in fine art at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Realizing that making beer could be more than a hobby, he decided on a career change. Trever interned at Flagstaff Brewing Company and fell in love with the beer business. For several years, Trever brewed at the award-winning Beaver Street Brewery and The Lumberyard Brewing Co. before moving to the craft beer mecca of Portland in 2011. With no small amount of persistence, he landed a job with Hopworks where he is proud to serve as head brewer—a position that offers him the opportunity to craft delicious, innovative beers and occasionally hone his plumbing skills. When he is not brewing, drinking or thinking about beer, he enjoys fly-fishing, traveling and riding his bicycle.

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    Matthew Speckenbach

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    Matthew Speckenbach – Lead Cellar Operator, Barrel/Special Projects Brewer

    Growing up on the east end of Long Island as the son of a beekeeper and owner of a bait and tackle shop, Matt “Speck” Speckenbach faced many challenges. Every summer he had to avoid vacationing Manhattanites and overrun beach parties that hadn’t yet been broken up by the village police. Speck went to Penn State in 2001 where he studied anthropology and was a member of the fencing team. When he realized that he wanted to do something useful with his life he started homebrewing and moved to Portland to pursue a career in beer. As a member of the original HUB crew he has seen a lot (things that can never be unseen) as Hopworks has grown as a company. When he isn’t spending his time filling barrels and making cider he is collecting vinyl and enjoying the lush and eclectic Portland music scene.

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    Justin Miller

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    Justin Miller – Production Manager

    Justin grew up in Colorado where he first discovered snowboards and great beer. When the mountains became a little too majestic and the skies a little too blue, he moved to Oregon. After many years in restaurant management, he decided to turn his love for food science into something more. When not brewing he can be found hiking the Cascades, biking and cooking.

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    Casey Ray

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    Casey Ray – Brewer

    What is Casey Ray? Is he (assuming he is a he) animal, vegetable, or mineral, or none of the above. This question has been asked many times over the three decades of his corporeal existence.

    What is known is that in his second decade he dedicated his future existence toward the creation and maintenance of mechanisms that create social harmony and lubricity. This led him to a career of alcohol production. While he began his career elsewhere, (and producing other beverages) ultimately this led him to the Mecca of beer making, Portland Oregon, and to what may be the most community oriented brewery in Portland, Hopworks Urban Brewery.

    In his free time you will often find Casey hanging about with his fellow undead friends. While he does enjoy the company of vampires and zombies, he often finds werewolves tiresome.
    Casey: “Too much gnashing of the teeth for my taste”

    Also he has no love for facial hair. Beyond that he abhors poorly executed facial hair.
    Casey: “Face it some of us just can’t grow beards and should just stop trying”

    He’s a Cancer/Leo cusp that combines all the insecurities of Cancers with all the “look at me, look at me” attention mongering of a Leo.
    This grants him the ability to appear and disappear at will. As such his slogan for life is:
    Casey: “Fast as fast can be, you’ll never catch me”

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    David Bondioli

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    David Bondioli – Dock Sales Coordinator

    Born and raised in a small town outside of Eugene, OR, David developed his love and passion for craft beer and homebrewing while attending the University of Oregon. After graduating, he started off in retail management and relocated around the NW for various jobs. Eventually, David decided it was time to move on and has recently joined the Hopworks team to pursue a career in the industry he greatly admires. When not working in the brewery or homebrewing, David enjoys running (yes, for fun), backpacking, fly-fishing, snowboarding, cooking and tending to his hop garden.

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    Don Marcill

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    Don Marcil – Brewer

    After 15 years as a graphic artist and production manager for a national printing company, Don left the computer life to brew beer. After joining the American Brewer’s Guild program, apprenticing at Hopworks and training at Otter Creek Brewing in Vermont, he became a permanent member of the HUB team and had no regrets, making great beer with great people. In his off time Don enjoys riding motorcycles, playing guitar and exploring the Northwest with his wife.

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    Jim Holland

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    Jim Holland – Production

    An outdoorsman to the core, James A. Holland is in constant search of that which lies beyond the next mountain ridge, river bend, curve of shoreline, and single-track switchback. He relocated from Appalachia in 2015 with the Pacific Northwest in his sights in search of a new wilderness expanse to hike, bike, and camp. Portland’s central location, progressive mind, and prestigious brewing community came calling hard and James heeded the call. Inspired by brewing practices of his past, he sought out the Hopworks crew and joined their party to begin producing sustainable and organic beer for the like-minded masses.

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    Jonathan Hurliman

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    Jonathan Hurliman – Brewer

    Jonathan is a native Oregonian whose love for craft beer started brewin’…back in the year 2000 when he got a job at a local brewpub at the ripe age of 21. While for many years the focus and love was much more on the consumption of it, rather than the actual crafting. He took the leap into the home brewing world when he and his family moved out to Burlington, VT. While in Vermont he attended the New England Culinary Institute and the American Brewers Guild. Outside of the beer world he loves music, traveling, snowboarding, imbibing and checking out all the awesome culinary treats he can find with his crazy amazing kids (Colin, Aidan and Cameron), his wife Amanda, and Boston Terrier Ollie-dawg.

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    Justin “JT” Combs

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    Justin “JT” Combs


    Justin “JT” Combs was born and raised in sunny Portland, Oregon. After his parents taught him the art of wine tasting, how to make the perfect Spanish coffee, and what makes a good tequila, JT discovered that beer was his drink of choice. Beer and the art of homebrewing became so much of his life that he decided to pursue it as a career. JT lives life to the fullest, riding motorcycles whenever he can. His current record for cats jumped on a motorcycle is 49.

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    McKenna Ganz

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    McKenna Ganz – QA/QC Lab Tech

    After graduating from Oregon State University with her degree in Food and Fermentation Science, McKenna went to work for Anheuser Busch as a brewing supervisor and then as the brewing quality manager. Wanting to be in the craft industry, she left and went to work for Lagunitas in Petaluma, CA. She recently moved to Portland and started working as the quality technician for HUB. In her spare time, she loves homebrewing, cooking, snowboarding, backpacking and everything outside.

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    Tyler Schelot

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    Tyler Schelot is a native Oregonian and has lived in Boston and Hawaii. He skateboards and plays drums in a local band. He once kissed Tom Hanks at a banquet dinner in Scottsdale and he’s a huge fan of Pugs. Tyler drives the Hopworks adventure mobile between the Powell brewpub and BikeBar, ensuring that our beer is delivered and well represented at our pubs, events, and festivals.
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    William Jennings

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    William Jennings 


    William began homebrewing with a roommate while in college at the University of Oregon. For the next few years many beers were brewed (and drank), books were read, and skills were honed. By the time he completed college he decided to stop pursuing a medical career and follow his passion for brewing. With his thirst for brewing knowledge unquenched he enrolled in the American Brewers Guild which led him to Hopworks where he continues to learn, brew, and, of course, drink great beer. Beyond the beer world you can find William trail running or camping.


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    Brandie Ettinger

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    Brandie Ettinger


    Have any extraordinary coincidences ever happened to you in your life?

    Upon meeting for the first time, my husband and I discovered that we both have a sun tattoo on the same ankle.

    What is your favorite Hopworks beer?

    Evelyn Sunshine Imperial IPA

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Chocolate chips

    Two truths and a lie:
    I have never eaten a banana in my life.
    I have been face to face with an African lion at feeding time.
    I once drag raced in a 67′ Mustang


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    John Grossi

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    John GrossiVice President of Finance and Operations

    What is your favorite Hopworks beer?


    What is your favorite place in Oregon?

    Bend – skiing, biking and beer all in a beautiful setting – perfect.

    Honors, Awards, or Anything you want to brag about?

    I was the Second Place finisher in the West Mountain (New York) Nastar Slalom ski race at age 12 – it was a big moment.

    Two truths and a lie:
    • I was Quarterback of a state champion High School football team
    • I was in the movie Rudy
    • My first car was a bitchin ’76 Camaro


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    Renee Jimenez

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    Renee Jimenez

    Chief Operations Officer / Controller

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?


    Your favorite place to drink (outside of HUB)?

    The Rock

    Anything you want to brag about?

    My girls think I’m an awesome & hip mom.

    Two Truths and a Lie:
    I have been to Germany.
    I have a park named after my family name.
    I survived a brain tumor.

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    Bill Dickinson

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    Bill Dickinson, General Manager

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

    Your favorite place to drink (outside of HUB)?

    Bye and Bye

    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    Anywhere on the Coast, the Ocean is peaceful and relaxing.

    Two Truths and a Lie:
    I’m a licensed pilot
    I love dogs
    I was born in Pennsylvania

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    Alicia Hawkins

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    Alicia Hawkins, Front of the House Manager

    What is your favorite Hopworks beer?

    Cascade IPX

    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    Anywhere on the coast

    Honors, Awards, or anything you want to brag about?

    #1 Mom in the Universe!

    Two truths and a lie:

    I have six pets
    I love filling out surveys about myself
    My dog picked my daughter’s name.


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    Bruce Kehe

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    Bruce Kehe

    Marketing Director

    What is your favorite Hopworks beer?

    Skittlebrau – a great reminder that beer is fun

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Funyons or Chicharones (It’s a tie). I’m not proud of this…

    Have any extraordinary coincidences ever happened to you in your life?

    People confuse me with Director of Brewing Operations Tom Bleigh and vice versa. We started working at Hopworks on the same day.

    Two truths and a lie:
    I have performed in a Super Bowl halftime show (not the dancing shark)
    I used to be drinking buddies with Kiefer Sutherland
    I was in the movie The Last Boy Scout

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    Camille Grater

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    Camille Grater, Front of the House Manager

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?


    What is your favorite Hopworks beer?

    Rise Up Red IRA

    What is your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    Bend, especially in the winter time. Cannon Beach in the summer.

    Two Truths and a Lie:
    I have 3 siblings; 2 brothers and 1 sister.
    I am the eldest of all my siblings.
    I have one tattoo; a lily on my right torso.

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    Carson Conklin

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    Carson Rose Conklin

    Kitchen Operations Administrator

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    A nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomatoes are ripe. They’re so perky, I love that.

    Your favorite place to drink (outside of HUB)?

    In my backyard, lying on the trampoline.

    Honors, Awards?

    I once won $10 on a scratch-off ticket.

    Two Truths and A Lie:
    My older brother thought I should be named Pot Roast.
    I started liking figs when I began thinking of them as texturally similar to small mice.
    I never learned how to drive a stick shift.

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    Chad Brigman

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    Chad Brigman

    Front of House Manager

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Banana with almond butter. If I’m feeling like a big snack, put it on some toast and make it a sandwich! When I feeling really good that day, i drizzle some honey on it.

    What is your favorite funny movie?

    Oh man, it’s so hard picking favorites … but if I really need to pin one down, Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

    Any distinguishing moments in your life?

    When my wife gave birth to our son. I feel totally honored to have such a strong wife, and be his Dad. He is just the coolest little dude ever. When I grow up, I want to be just like him.

    Two Truths and A Lie:
    I have journeyed through 100 seasons
    I have slept beneath 25 Sturgeon Moons.
    My compass is pulled by a magnetic north.

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    Eric Steen

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    Eric Steen

    Communication Specialist

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Juanitas chips, although it’s not much of a secret

    Honors, awards, distinguishing moments, or anything you want to brag about?

    I won Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    The Little North Fork Santiam River is the best place for swimming in the whole world.

    Two truths and a Lie:
    I walked 125 miles straight without sleeping.
    I have built illegal bars around the world.
    I once convinced an art museum to let me search for fermentable bacteria in the cracks of a 17th century French painting.

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    Erin O’Riley

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    Erin O’Riley

    Sales Manager

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    BBQ Chips

    Honors, Awards, Distinguishing Moments, Anything you want to brag about?

    I guess my one distinguishing honor, and one that I am very proud of, is that I was the first female beer rep in Oregon, ever. I started with Mt. Hood back in 2002, and was considered quite the novelty. It’s been very rewarding to me to see so many talented females get into the business and change the play book for beer sales.

    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    We love the mountains and the coast – but I will always pick the coast as my favorite The Oregon coast is one of my favorite places on the planet, no matter if I’m in a tent, camper or a house. Something about the sound of the ocean, and the salt air. Love it!

    Two truths and a lie:
    I have a 14 year old blind Goldfish named Chuck Norris.
    I spent 3 years raising and showing standard poodles
    I designed and shaped my own surfboard that I used in amateur competitions


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    Jaime Rodriguez

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    Jaime Rodriguez, Brewery Sales

    What is your favorite Hopworks beer?

    Hopworks IPA

    Your favorite, secret snack food?


    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    Paradise Park

    Two Truths and a Lie:
    I can walk stilts
    I can sing in Chinese
    I rode a bicycle from Canada to Mexico

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    Julia Oppenheimer

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    Julia Oppenheimer

    Brewery Sales

    What is your favorite funny movie?

    What About Bob

    Have any extraordinary coincidences ever happened to you in your life?

    One time when I was 13, my father lost the rental car keys in the ocean in Guadalupe, on Carnivale weekend. Angrily, I put on a snorkeling mask and headed out into the ocean with the intent goal of finding them. I found them about 40 feet out from shore, 6 feet under water, splayed out on a rock, just waiting for me.

    What is your favorite Hopworks beer?

    Pig War White IPA

    Two truths and a lie:
    I was a zipline and kayak guide in Hawaii.
    I spent my senior year of high school traveling in a van with 5 other students and a teacher.
    I grew up on a 40-acre organic farm in western Colorado

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    Luke Graham

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    Luke Graham

    Kitchen Manager

    What is your favorite Hopworks beer?

    Evelyn Sunshine

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Flaming Hot Funyuns

    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    Crater Lake. It is the setting for the Ice-T and Gary Busey film, “Surviving the Game”.

    Two truths and a lie:
    My cousin is married to esteemed comedian and actor, Patton Oswalt.
    I’m left handed.
    I have a 48 inch vertical.

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    Maureen Weste-Cheeks

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    Maureen Weste-Cheeks

    Assistant General Manager

    Your favorite place to drink (outside of HUB)?

    The Gold Dust Meridian

    Honors, Awards, Distinguishing Moments, Anything you want to brag about?

    I am a mother of three, beautiful, amazing kids and married to the most handsome man alive. That’s not bragging… it’s blessings.

    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    I love the Oregon coast, Newport, Seaside and Arcadia beach especially. Newport has all those creepy antique stores, Seaside is good for playing and eating and Arcadia is where my husband and I got married, it’s relatively secluded and incredibly beautiful.

    Two truths and a lie:
    I married my husband the day after we met.
    There are five dead fish floating in our fish tank.
    I floss my teeth 3 times a day.

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    Meredith Morelli

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    Meredith Morelli

    Assistant General Manager

    Have any extraordinary coincidences ever happened to you in your life?

    I don’t have grass on my lawn, just four leaf clovers.

    Anything you want to brag about?

    I was an extra on Dazed and Confused.

    What is your favorite Hopworks beer?

    Evelyn Sunshine Imperial IPA

    Two truths and a lie:
    I live next door to my doppelganger
    I can shot gun a beer in 2.5 seconds
    I can swap a car engine

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    Nate Young

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    Nate Young

    Sustainability Manager

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?


    Honors & Awards:
    PSU Sustainability Alumni Award 2015
    Getting HUB B Corp certification completed
    My wedding last summer was the best week evah! 100+ of my favorite people on earth in one place? Plus a dip in the Sandy River as icing on that cake? Awesome.

    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    Waldo Lake – Arguable one of the clearest lakes IN THE WORLD, Waldo is an amazing place. In a state that didn’t also have Crate Lake, Waldo would be a top ten destination. Instead no one knows about it. (Fine by me.) It is also limited to electric motors and/or human and wind powered vessels, which means less pollution.

    Two truths and a lie:
    Like my father and his family, I am certifiable SNOB (that’s Society of the Native Oregon Born.)
    My homebrewed NW Red Ale rivals Rise Up Red in deliciousness.
    I hiked from Georgia to New Hampshire on the Appalachian Trail when I was 18 years old.

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    Olivia Magnano

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    Olivia Magnano

    HR Coordinator

    Favorite place to drink (outside of HUB)?

    My front stoop.

    Any honors, awards, or distinguishing moments?
    I can do a head stand for 5 minutes – when I was a kid I could do one for 11 minutes!
    I try to run a half marathon every quarter; it helps to keep me motivated throughout the year.

    What is your favorite Hopworks beer?


    Two Truths and a Lie:
    My mom was a nun before she married my dad.
    I’m deathly allergic to grapefruit..
    My grandma had 13 children.

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    Patrick Branch

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    Patrick Branch

    Assistant General Manager

    Your favorite funny movie:


    Your favorite place to go in Oregon:

    Hood River because it’s close and I like the feel of the place. You’d think I’d say the coast like everyone else but I’m not into sand.

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Durkee French fried onions

    Two Truths and a Lie:
    I’m a closet screenwriter.
    A few years back, I went on tour for about a month with a doom metal band from Arkansas called Deadbird.
    I also played pro basketball in Greece and the Philippines for a few years and dated Kim Kardashian.


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    Phil Bonney

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    Phil Bonney

    Brewery Sales

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Cured meat

    Honors and Awards:

    I’m a level one Cicerone

    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?


    Two truths and a lie:
    I’m a Midwest boy at heart.
    At one time I owned two chameleons and two Penguins.
    I’m related to Billy the Kid.

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    Shaunette Wilson

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    Shaunette Wilson

    Staff Accountant/Office Manager

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Sunflower Seeds

    What is your favorite funny movie?

    Bringing Down The House

    Honors, awards, distinguishing moments, or anything you want to brag about?

    Being a mom!

    Two truths and a lie:
    I love to read books and have started writing my first novel.
    I bake cakes and pies for small events in the Portland area.
    I like to watch old Western movies.

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    Spencer Kollman

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    Spencer Kollman

    Front of House Manager

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Ruby Red Squirt

    Your favorite place to drink (outside of HUB)?

    While playing softball

    Honors, Awards?

    Co-Founder of the Ping Pong club in High School which I lettered. All around baller.

    Two truths and a lie:
    I like moulin rouge.
    I broke both my arms at once.
    I am a bad speller.

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    Stephen Shick

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    Steve Shick

    Assistant FOH Manager

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    Pickles over everything

    Honors & Awards:

    I won my fourth grade D.A.R.E. essay contest. Daren the Lion was proud.

    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    Anywhere in the Colombia River Gorge is my ideal get away. Nothing like a tough hike with a great view.

    Two truths and a lie:
    The first word I ever spoke was pickle.
    I’ve been in 46 of the 50 states.
    Beer is my middle name.

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    Troy Emmons

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    Troy Emmons, Front of House Manager

    What is your favorite, secret, snack food?

    It’s no secret, I love cheese!

    Honors, Awards, Distinguishing Moments?

    I trained a medal winning Olympic athlete… It was my sister, Allison, in the Special Olympics. She’s awesome and I’m a proud brother!

    Your favorite place to go in Oregon?

    To the mountains! They’re great for hiking and camping in the summer, you can slide down them in the winter and the views are always stunning.

    Two Truths and a lie:
    I graduated kindergarten wearing lederhosen
    My alter ego has an internet presence
    I know all the dance moves to N’Sync’s “It’s Gonna Be Me”