I grew up outside Ithaca, New York. Ithaca Beer Company was always a favorite once I reached drinking age, along with good ol’ Genesee Cream Ale AKA “Genny Cream”. After college, I decided I needed to move to San Francisco and embrace myself in a cultural area and try not to blow it and fail. Somehow I’m still here and in that time I discovered the greatness of local craft beer. Living in the mission at age 23 will do that. Years later after a stint in the corporate sales world chasing them dolla’ signs, I decided I wanted to go after a career in the craft brewing industry. I wanted to learn from production up, so I got lucky and landed a bottling job at Lagunitas. Less pay but mentally rewarding and for the first time in a while I felt I’d found an industry I was motivated by and inspired to learn as much as I could. After many nights spent at Iron Springs hanging out, a couple friends here told me of the opportunity and it made sense, here I am.