Marshall of Madness
Michelle is from the famous...
Michelle is from the famous town of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (sung about by The Pretenders and referenced in the movie Tommy Boy). She now lives in Columbus, or at least that is where her house is. Michelle has had her toe in the tank since MadTree started as the Brand Manager for their Ohio wholesaler, but came fully onboard in 2017. When she's not working, she's usually out hiking or riding her scooter (it's not a moped).
Director of the “Brew”Grass
Regional Development Manager
Shelly was raised in...
Shelly was raised in the small town of Rootstown, Ohio. The oldest of 5 children, she was eager to get out of the country and off to college. While earning her degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University, she began what would be a long career in Cleveland craft beer. Working in each part of the three tier system at some point, she quickly realized her passion for the beer industry would be her calling. Shelly has played sports her whole life and her competitive nature pairs perfectly with selling beer. Playing rugby, paddle boarding, or hanging out with friends she's there with a smile... and of course a cold beer!
King of the Road
Sam is a Beer salesman...
Sam is a Beer salesman by day, and mustachioed crime fighter in his down time. His motto? "Sleep is for the weak!" His father was wolf and his mother was the night. With no schooling to guide him, he spent his youth traveling the countryside in a roaming death metal band. Playing the drums and drinking cheap beer was all he knew. Then one fateful night in Denver, Colorado he discovered craft beer... and it was GLORIOUS! After growing tired of the ever changing horizons, and a serious lack of beverage options he decided to settle in Cincinnati, Ohio. His love of great craft beer was what brought him to MadTree. Like a beacon in a treacherous storm... PsycHOPathy WAS the light. Without looking back, he knew what to do.
Queen Hop Hustler in Nashville
Holly is considered a unicorn...
Holly is considered a unicorn in Nashville, as she is a local native. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a major in Communications and a minor in Broadcast Journalism. After graduating college, like most, she had no clue what to do next. The obvious choice was to get a job slinging craft beer at The Flying Saucer in Nashville. She then found her true passion, craft beer! After searching for a sales rep. job for years, and failing, she moved to Asheville, NC to work at the Sierra Nevada taproom. After running around in the woods for a few years, she landed a job at Tennessee Brew Works as a sales rep. in her home town. Holly is proud to say, she is now the Nashville Market Manager for MadTree. Ain't life grand!
I'm Just An Analyst
Steve has a knack for...
Steve has a knack for numbers and trends and has been around beer professionally for a shade under a decade. He has a Master’s Degree in Business and is fairly skilled with a homemade bow and arrow. A transplant from Eastern OH, Steve is now living in Kentucky with his wife, Kathryn and two sons, Killian & Max. With his roots planted in Kentucky, he now owns a banjo but can’t play it (yet). When he isn’t crunching numbers or crushing beers, he is probably out fishing or honing his woodworking skills.
Eastern Tennessee Sales
Matt was born in raised...
Matt was born in raised in South Florida before eventually finding his way into the craft beer industry. He he split his time in the industry between Washington state and Chicagoland area. He has recently settled into the Eastern Tennessee area to be closer to family and spread the word about MadTree to the many thirsty people in the area. You can usually find him sipping on stouts, porters, and anything roasty.
Tim Owens was born and...
Tim Owens was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. While there, he worked for in management for a major retailer and then as a sales representative for a local beer and wine wholesaler. Since then, the transplant Louisville-ian most recently worked for a regional brewery covering Ohio, Kentucky, Western PA...the list goes on. He began laying down his MadTree roots in August of 2018.
Global Can'Bassador - Central Ohio Division
Adam Pratt grew up in...
Adam Pratt grew up in Western New York drinking Canadian pilsner and playing street hockey. After earning his Bachelor's degree in English and a penchant for good beer from Denison University, Adam and his wife Stephanie moved to Cincinnati to be near her family and find gainful employment. They settled in the community of Pleasant Ridge, and Adam followed a career path in restaurant and retail management. After several years as a Beer & Wine Buyer for a global specialty retailer, the siren's call of Central Ohio once again summoned him North. He brings with him Pleasant Ridge's finest export - MadTree Brewing cans and kegs - to share with the good citizens of Ohio. Adam, Stephanie, their daughter Harper, and their dogs Ollie & Cooper live in Columbus.
Earl of Hops
Director of Hoppyness - Greater Cincinnati Sales
Dan grew up in Sharonville...
Dan grew up in Sharonville Ohio and graduated from Princeton High School where he met his wife Samantha. While in high school Dan started his brewing career at Watson brothers brewery where he worked under Toby Hunt (now with Bluegrass Brewing Company) as his assistant brewer. During his time with Watson Brothers he went to school at Cincinnati State studying Hospitality Management. After working for Watson's, Dan went on to work for Firehouse Grill where he helped build a local beer scene in Blue Ash. During his time with Firehouse he built a relationship with MadTree which led to him joining the team in early January 2014.
Amish of Hops
#1 Most Extreme Beer Super Fan
Private Events Bartender
Jason grew up in the...
Jason grew up in the land of make believe called Delhi, on the West Side
(Best Side or something) and survived its lack of highways before
graduating from UC in 2005 with a Management degree. He
spent the first 18 years of his work life at LaRosa’s, finishing up
playing GM the last 6 before magically escaping that life for the job as
an “Accountant” the last 15 months at a large company downtown. When MadTree
announced they were opening, he told his wife they were going to be big
someday and he never forgets to let her know that one time he was
right. After dancing around trying to work full time at MadTree for a
couple years and being a MadTree enthusiast, he secured an Events bar
job when 2.0 opened and started the same day he started his downtown
job. He currently resides in West Chester with his wife Kristy and two
young sons Dominic and Callen....and yes they might have another to try
to catch up to Mike (Toby).
Bartender With Two First Names
Born and raised on the...
Born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati in Delhi. Adam has been in the bar industry since 2007, working at bars downtown and in Mt Adams. Interests include any outdoor activity, 90's European automobiles, satisfying his unhealthy NBA obsession, and long walks on the beach.
Bogen has been in restaurants...
Bogen has been in restaurants for the better part of two decades. Whether it’s behind a bar, serving, or in the kitchen; he knows it all. His second passion got him through college and he graduated with a degree in Studio Arts from Northern Kentucky University. Fixing, refinishing, and re-purposing old furniture brings him much joy when he is not in the Taproom. By the graces of the Beer Gods he landed a job at MadTree Brewing. How can he help you?
Kelsey was born and raised...
Kelsey was born and raised in a town with two stoplights but has called the Queen City home for the last 6 years. When she's not working, she's attempting to be a runner, kicking around a soccer ball, reading a good book, kayaking on the river, or binge-watching something on Netflix. She loves anything and everything that involves beer and baseball.
Thirst Quencher Extraordinaire
Bradley Dyer, go by Brad....
Bradley Dyer, go by Brad. 30 years old. Currently a barback and have been in the service industry as a bartender and server for the past 13 years. I keep it simple.
Sultan of Suds
Vendedora de Camisetas
¿Cuáles son las vacas más...
¿Cuáles son las vacas más perezosas? ¡Vacaciones!
As a native of Wisconsin...
As a native of Wisconsin Matt has always had a relationship with beer, unfortunately, he was raised on a limited diet of Milwaukee’s Best and Busch Light. He developed a love for Madtree through many happy hours after working his full-time job at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. If he's not working, he's tipping back Shade as often as possible.
Obsessed With Dreamsicle Beer Pourer
If you don't specify a...
If you don't specify a flavor, he's gonna pour you a Dreamsicle. If you ask him to write a bio, he's gonna ignore you.
Richie Rich McRichface Richersmith
The "poor little rich boy"...
The "poor little rich boy" continues to share father's fortune with underprivileged kids in native Richville, paving basketball courts with gold and donating caviar to soup kitchens. Also: Successfully foiled plan by spoiled cousin Reggie Van Dough to cancel Christmas. But critics claim sinister intent underlies charitable exterior. Genetic engineering of "Dollarmatian" dogs with dollar-sign spots has animal rights groups fuming, and use of robotic maids led to wildcat strikes in Rich Industries' hotel group. Fortune took a hit after failed attempt to launch "Richie" fashion line, which consisted entirely of waistcoats and blue shorts.
Private Events Bartender
Lauren grew up in West...
Lauren grew up in West Chester and went to Lakota East High School. After graduating she went off to college in
Louisville, Ky but transferred out only to get denied from every other nursing college in Ohio. She finished up her Bachelors degree in Health and Family Studies at Miami University where she now works... enrolling students into the nursing program... Now that shes earned her Masters in Education she has much more free time which she likes to spend by playing co-ed softball, watching food documentaries and having a beer on patios. Although, her fear of dogs makes that a bit difficult. Her favorite beers are sours.
Dusty was born and raised...
Dusty was born and raised in Cincinnati, Hyde Park Ave. (wrong side of the tracks). He graduated from Withrow H.S. and Cincinnati State with a degree in Applied Science/ Nursing. He has a certificate of mixology from the International bartending Institute and applied it at Habit's cafe for 22yrs! His hobbies include (but not limited to) hunting, rock climbing, mountain biking and anything that has beer at the finish line. He’s most notorious for being annoyingly early for anything, yelling "Yehaaw" when things get rough, and strolling through Oakley square "all natural"! He’s proud to be a member of the MadTree family.
Sara was born and raised...
Sara was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2011 with a degree in Fine Arts: Painting. In her spare time you can find her thrifting, painting, or listening so some sweet rock n' roll tunes. Sara and her husband are slowly creating a zoo at home with their five babies: Stella, Pinup, Brian Wilson, and Snoop&Martha. Sara and staff rescued her rabbit, Brian Wilson, from the parking lot at MadTree a few years back. She brought him to her house in hopes to find him a home. Well, he stayed, and since has melted her heart like the Beach Boys melted all those California Girls' hearts throughout time. Cheers to beer and animals!
Princess of Pints
Kelsey grew up on a...
Kelsey grew up on a small farm in Batavia, riding horses and chasing
chickens around. She found her love of bartending during college,
eventually deciding that tending bar was her passion. She has worked at
Neons and Mecca OTR, and finally found her new home at MadTree, working
alongside a kick-ass crew. When Kelsey is not slangin' delicious beer,
she is more than likely hanging out with her dog Whiskey, cooking,
drinking bourbon, or watching crime television shows (usually all
Run. Drink. Pour.
Master of disaster, small but...
Master of disaster, small but mighty, runner and drinker - but most call her Sarah. Sarah is a Cincinnati world traveler, having grown up on the West Side of Cincinnati (Visitation Grade School, Mercy High School - in case you're from the West Side), and then left the West Side to attend Xavier University to run Division 1 Cross Country and Track, and now residing on the East Side of Cincinnati in Mount Washington. Sarah spends her free time working as a small business marketing specialist, managing all the chaos at home that three children, a dog, and a husband can bring, and continues to enjoy running. Bartending at MadTree is a great addition for Sarah, as it allows for conversation without people hanging on her and for a beer after her shift.
Avoider of Bedtime
Taylor was born and raised...
Taylor was born and
raised in Cincinnati. Venturing outside the 275 loop only once to attend
Miami University. A few years in the corporate world led Taylor to
discover 9-5s weren’t for her. A few years as a stay-at-home mom helped
to refine her craft beer palate and crafted a desire to pour anything
other than apple juice 24/7. Private event bartending
at Madtree was her dream job come true! When not at work, she’s at home
wrangling two toddlers and managing her small business. But generally,
you can find her grabbing a beer after her shift to make absolutely sure
the kids are asleep before she comes home.
Tastes Great, Less Filling
Tyler is the kind of...
Tyler is the kind of guy that likes to play it safe and stick with the tried and true classic macro lagers. Fruit? Coffee? Herbs and spices? Extra hops? NO WAY. Keep it light, yellow, fizzy, and tasteless for this guy who doesn't complete his bio after multiple requests.
Private Events Bartender
Social worker by day, events...
Social worker by day, events bartender by evening. Other times you can
find Blair drinking a farmhouse ale, walking her puppo, hiking and
camping with her husband, burning down the patriarchy, baking pies,
valuing Internet privacy…
Kenny's Stunt Double
Matt's too damn busy bouncing...
Matt's too damn busy bouncing around the taproom to work on a bio. Check back later.
Beer Makin Machine
Michael grew up in Cincinnati...
Michael grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Anderson High School. Having a love for good beer and good people he got involved with the 2013 Brew Review an event which featured a MadTree and 50 West collaboration the “Wheat Eater”. Through his involvement Michael was given the opportunity to join the MadTree family.
Master of Glassware Sanitation
Cincinnati, OH born and raised,...
Cincinnati, OH born and raised, Ryan grew up in Anderson township where he played football for Mcnicholas high school, he then went on to study at the University of Cincinnati. Ryan is an avid television binge watcher as well as an overly passionate Bengals fan. Some of his main interests are kayaking, football and Quentin Tarantino movies.
Private Events Bartender
Born and raise in Kalamazoo,...
Born and raise in Kalamazoo, MI, Linsey has been married to her best
friend for the past 9 years and enjoys all of her free time with him and
her kids, Reilyn and Krue and their fur child Mowgli. Together they
love all things outdoors. From camping in the woods, to finding live
music on a patio, to the simplicity of yard work ... as long as she's
outdoors you can find a smile on her face. Linsey has been behind the
bar for the past 15 years (and counting) and has always wanted to work
at a brewery. Lucky for her, she is now at one of Cincinnati's finest.
Curator/Historian of Beer Shots
Brian’s background is filled with...
Brian’s background is filled with a love of all things booze and food; early champion of the seriousness of food and beer pairings being just as viable as wine. Born in raised in Canton, Ohio, Brian has spent most of the last 28 years as a Cincinnati resident and is most often perched behind or in front of its greatest bars, from the seedy to the classy. While food and wine and liquor are all part of his passion, beer has really become his primary focus.
Private Events Bartender
Austin was born in Lebanon,...
Austin was born in Lebanon, OH and went to Miami University, graduating
with a Bachelors in Special Education. When he’s not pouring beer for
Madtree’s private event guests, he’s an Intervention Specialist working
with at-risk kids in Cincinnati. He’s an amateur photographer and world
traveler, and just went to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Shelby learned ancient the ways...
Shelby learned ancient the ways of the Shaolin Monks to hone her kung-fu skills to maintain a taproom with extreme precision and deadly force. She failed to learn how to write a bio.
Garrett's Best Friend
Joe was born and raised...
Joe was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After stints in Indiana and Georgia, he and his partner returned home to be closer to family. When not working the taproom, you can find him out exploring the nooks and crannies of Cincinnati, in the studio working on art, or posted on the couch playing the latest Souls game.
Tiffany was born and raised...
Tiffany was born and raised in West Philadelphia where she spent many days on the playground. She was often found chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool and all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school. That was until one day when a couple of guys who were up to no good started making trouble in her neighborhood. She got in one little fight and her mom got scared and said 'You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air. You'll have to ask her about the rest of her story.
Proficient At Everything, Master Of Nothing
Brent, a native of the...
Brent, a native of the Cincinnati area, knows his way around a bar. Prior to joining MadTree, he worked at other high-volume, iconic bars, such as The Famous Neons Unplugged and Jillian’s. When he’s not hustling at MadTree, you can find him installing, selling and hauling around huge antique furniture at his other job at Wooden Nickel Antiques, where he also manages the website. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his historic OTR house and other property, chasing around his dogs and doting on his gorgeous wife (hi, Darcy!).
Wir verordnen, setzen und wollen...
Wir verordnen, setzen und wollen mit dem Rat unserer Landschaft, dass forthin überall im Fürstentum Bayern sowohl auf dem Lande wie auch in unseren Städten und Märkten, die keine besondere Ordnung dafür haben, von Michaeli (29. September) bis Georgi (23. April) eine Maß (bayerische, entspricht 1,069 Liter) oder ein Kopf (halbkugelförmiges Geschirr für Flüssigkeiten – nicht ganz eine Maß) Bier für nicht mehr als einen Pfennig Münchener Währung und von Georgi bis Michaeli die Maß für nicht mehr als zwei Pfennig derselben Währung, der Kopf für nicht mehr als drei Heller (gewöhnlich ein halber Pfennig) bei Androhung unten angeführter Strafe gegeben und ausgeschenkt werden soll. No bio.
Private Events Bartender
Amanda was born and raised...
Amanda was born and raised in the small town of New Richmond, Ohio but is now a forever
Northsider. After high school, she attended University of Cincinnati
with a Bachelors in Public Health. She quickly realized that teaching Sex
Ed was not going to pay the bills, so she entered the insurance world. Amanda currently works as a fraud analyst at Great American Insurance. She randomly
found an opening for private event bartenders
at this magical brewery and figured it would be the perfect side gig. She have five great loves of life...my soon to be husband, my two cats,
Modest Mouse, and The Office.
Assistant To The Taproom General Manager
Private Event Pourer
Born and raised in Northern...
Born and raised in Northern Ontario, Canada, Mariah now lives with her husband, Will, Labradoodle, Brock, and a flock of chickens on their little “urban farm” in the heart of Pleasant Ridge. Her professional career has bounced between Marketing, Communications, and Corporate Training, but her heart is in the services industry where she always has a fun side-gig. Over the last few years, she’s enjoyed being a part-time barista, cheese monger, and now special events bartender in addition to her day job at Cincinnati Children’s. When Mariah isn’t working, she can usually be found puttering around her garden, wishing for snow, or hanging out in the Ridge.
Black Beerd/Head Brewer
Ryan was born and raised...
Ryan was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio (the westside that is!). He found a passion for the automotive industry at a very young age. He went to Cincinnati State Community College to follow that passion and studied in Automotive Service Management. Ryan, not satisfied with the "normal" beer selection, found himself in search of something more diverse. Around 2008 or so he started homebrewing with a close friend and the rest is history. Now the wrench has been traded in for the mash paddle and he couldn't be happier. He is currently living in Northern Kentucky with his wife, Katie, and daughter, Edie.
Sam was born and raised...
Sam was born and raised in the unassuming suburb of Silverton in Cincinnati, where he spent his childhood chasing bugs and snakes in preparation for earning a bachelor's degree in Zoology from Miami University and a master's in Biology from the University of Akron. During the latter, he got his first taste of brewery life working part-time as a packager for Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. After three years living in Vancouver studying spider genomics for his PhD, Sam grew weary of Canada's weird plastic money and (actual) yoga hosers. So he moved back to the states and has been working the packaging line at MadTree since March 2017. When he's not working, you will likely find Sam staring expectantly at bushes/walls/the ground, in curious search of the smaller things in life (usually spiders).
Cory was born in an...
Cory was born in an arctic cave and adopted by wolves. After trekking into civilization for the first time at 21 years old he found himself in Cincinnati. It wasn’t long before he found a love of craft beer. Since that discovery, he decided to forgo the chill of the Arctic and stay in civilization where he can continue to drink craft beer. Although, he misses his Shewolf mother very, very much.
Born and raised in Cowboy...
Born and raised in Cowboy Country (Wyoming, OH), Brian has a long-standing relationship with the Queen City. After graduating in 2009 from THE! University of Cincinnati with a BA in Psychology, he has worked towards a different path in craft brewing. It all started with a kettle and a dream. Soon after, he became a member of the Blotarian Brewing League and a BJCP recognized judge, spending most of his time immersed in the industry. Combine that with 16 years of experience between home brewing and beer distribution, Brian has found himself at home in the MadTree family. For the past year, he has been working part-time as a commercial brewer, and one day aspires to start a brewery of his own.
After working in land development...
After working in land development and finance, Ryan decided it was time to transition from suits to beer. A Cincinnati native, he started home-brewing with friends and realized it was a passion he wanted to pursue. While not at the brewery, Ryan enjoys golfing, cooking, hunting/fishing, all things baseball, and traveling with his wife, Erica. They currently reside in Liberty Township.
Easy On The Eyes Barrel Dude
Simon, originally from Scranton, PA,...
Simon, originally from Scranton, PA, graduated from Lycoming College with a degree in Marketing in 2008. Immediately moving to Cincinnati he worked as a sales rep for an advertising specialties company for several years. During this time he began home brewing and discovering craft beers. After graduating from Xavier University with an M.B.A. he decided to pursue his passion of craft beer and search for work in the brewing industry of Cincinnati, which is how he came to MadTree and traded a cubicle for keg racks.
NOT A BREWER, The Fixer
Bryan was born out...
Bryan was born out west in Pasadena, California. He moved to Cincinnati as a kid, and went to high school at Glen Este. He studied automotive technology in North Carolina at the Institute for Nascar Technology (or whatever the name was). Bryan went from working on cars to working on industrial equipment. He bought his first house because it was conveniently close to a new brewery that was being built just down the street (MadTree 1.0). He now lives in Northside and is the "Fixer" for MadTree 1.0 and 2.0. He enjoys hiking in the Buttercup Valley Nature Preserve there with his trusty dog Seamus and his girlfriend Amanda.
Director of Brewing Operations/Brewery Utility Man
Matt is a native of...
Matt is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio who graduated from Penn State University with a major in Economics and Business Law, and is a also a graduate from the Siebel Institute of Technology. He got his start in beer soon after his college graduation when he and a friend stumbled upon their dad's old beer making equipment gathering dust in the basement, and from there a hobby quickly became an obsession. Matt prides himself on being both the loudest and most sarcastic member of the MadTree Brewing team - just try him sometime. He currently lives in Oakley with his wife, Kaity, son, Paxton, and dog, you guessed it, Brewer.
The Can Whisperer
Garrett is a native of...
Garrett is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and the youngest son of a Local 392 pipefitter and CPS school teacher. After graduating from Walnut Hills HS, Garrett attended the University of Cincinnati studying both engineering and art history. While doing a bit of soul searching Garrett found himself opening an art gallery with friends in Brighton, volunteering at a few non-profits such as Public Allies, and discovering the joys of home brewing; after Garrett moved to Columbus this hobby blossomed into passion through working at a new brewery. Garrett attended the Siebel Institute in the fall of 2013, moved back home in the Spring and started volunteering at MadTree. He is thrilled and proud to be a part of the MadTree family. He can usually be found watching as much footie as possible and drinking a pint of something hoppy (Sprye please).
Stay-at-home mom turned brewer-in-training, Danielle...
Stay-at-home mom turned brewer-in-training, Danielle joins the MadTree team through a cooperative education program at Cincinnati State where she is a student in the Brewing Sciences department. Two things she likes about working here are her coworkers’ willingness to share their knowledge and that they appreciate good coffee like they appreciate good beer. When not in the brewery or studying she can be found exploring Cincinnati area parks, in her kitchen baking, or hanging out in a hammock chair on her back porch.
Tom developed a love for...
Tom developed a love for craft beer while studying Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University. After returning to his hometown of Cincinnati and beginning to work as an engineer, he started home brewing as a hobby with a few friends. His first visit to MadTree was in August of 2013, and he became a weekly visitor to the taproom almost immediately. After 3 years of working in the electrical distribution field, he decided to turn his passion for craft beer into a career. He couldn't say “Yes!” fast enough when he heard back from MadTree about a brewer job opening, and hasn't stopped smiling since. When he's not working or hanging out in the taproom, he's most likely on the driving range.
Zack grew up just up...
Zack grew up just up the hill from MadTree in Pleasant Ridge. He attended Purcell Marian HS followed by Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State. Working in the service industry as a Cheesemonger, Zack began to develop a taste for more bold flavors and naturally, turned to craft beer and homebrewing. As time went on his passion for craft beer snowballed into an obsession to learn any and every beer style. A few years later, Zack discovered MadTree and knew he wanted to be a part of something amazing happening so close to his childhood neighborhood. After becoming a taproom regular, a brewer job opening came available, and Zack jumped at the opportunity. He has been learning every day since.
Dave and his family moved...
Dave and his family moved to Cincinnati in 1987. He graduated from Sycamore High School and moved on to U.C. where a demon pulled him aside and convinced him that becoming a restaurant manager was better than finishing his college career. After managing many a restaurants and bars, trying to make a career at improv comedy and catering for the rock stars, he landed at the Incline Public House. His natural love for craft beer suddenly exploded. He discovered a new community of beer lovers, of beer friends and of beer itself. Dave started volunteering at MadTree and they kept hoping he would go away but his tenacity proved endearing. Now a volunteer turned employee, Dave works on the packaging line while absorbing all the information surrounding him. When he goes home he's got his girlfriend Sharon, 2 cats, a dog and a ferret all lovingly waiting for him.
The Responsible One
Lauren was born and raised...
Lauren was born and raised in Cincinnati. After attending high school in Amelia she went to South Hampton College, a division of Long Island University, where she studied Psychology and Biology. She worked for ten years in the Non Profit Sector and was introduced to the guys at MadTree through collaborative projects. Lauren began volunteering in February of 2014, officially joining the MadTree family in September of 2014. Lauren comes from a long lineage of Domestic Light Beer drinkers, but, thankfully, her palate has had a change of heart. Once she began trying different craft beers, she never looked back. If Madmann were on tap year round you could find her living off of it. She is also obsessed with the deliciousness that is Pilgrim Pale Ale. When she isn’t working you will find her hanging out with her husband, three children and two dogs. She enjoys DIY projects and working on her house. A self-proclaimed foodie, she enjoys trying new foods and recipes.
Private Events Manager
After growing up in the...
After growing up in the Cincinnati area, Lynn ached to leave Ohio and traveled 10 hours to Charleston, South Carolina to experience the southern way of life. She attended College of Charleston where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with a focus in event planning. After being introduced to craft beer at Closed for Business (a local Charleston joint), Yuengling just didn’t cut it anymore and so began the development of her craft beer palate. She worked as a marketing assistant and event planning assistant before moving back to Ohio, and spent a year with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden as an event coordinator upon her return. She landed her dream job (finally) at MadTree and is quickly learning all of the ins and outs. When she isn’t caught in the eye of the event planning storm, you can find her scouring the shelves of Valley Thrift, hiking at Red River Gorge, or teaching herself how to cook something other than spaghetti.
Beer'ded Balded Bean Counter
Dusty was born & raised...
Dusty was born & raised in Dayton, OH where he graduated from UD with a degree in accounting (and a double-major in a certain "blue beast"). He moved to Cincinnati to start his career and quickly developed a more discerning palate. Eventually Dusty started homebrewing with some close friends and craft beer - along with everything related to brewing - rapidly became an obsession. He started bugging the guys at MadTree about a job before they had even started brewing, so perhaps it was karma when over a year later they decided to hire an accountant and Dusty was able to join the team. He is married to Karen and they have a daughter and a son.
The B(r)and Director
Emily is a Cincinnati native...
Emily is a Cincinnati native from a part of town that neither the East nor West side claim. She graduated from Miami University with a degree in Marketing and International Business. After school, she worked for a local global aircraft engine manufacturer, and yes, once assembled an engine (though it was pretty old and small). From there, she worked in branding for 15+ years across a ton of categories, beer included. In her spare time, she loves to travel and hanging with her awesome friends and family. Emily lives in Mt. Lookout with her husband and son.
FOUNDER/SECRETARY OF BEER DEFENSE
Brady grew up in Massillon...
Brady grew up in Massillon Ohio and graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in public relations and marketing. At UD he mostly drank cheap beer and is now atoning for his mistakes by consuming copious amounts of good beer. Passionate to discover the beautiful South (or follow his wife's career), he worked in sales for two years before going back to school for his MBA at the University of Alabama. He was recruited to P&G where he worked for 4 years in the analytics space. While in Bama he developed a passion for good beer through his buddy (and investor) Shane. After attending GABF in 2008 the passion turned into obsession and he began homebrewing shortly after. He met Jeff and Kenny in 2009 and the rest is that of folklore. He is married to Amie, with sons Crosby and Casper, and daughter Clementine.
General Accountant & Financier of Flows
This guy defected from the...
This guy defected from the Galactic Empire because he would rather count beers more than anything else. General Accountant coffee enthusiast by day, General Guitarist beer enthusiast all the time. Being a graduate of 3 schools spelled with W's, St. Williams, Walnut Hills, and Wooster, this guy knows how to navigate the Internet. In need of a dank meme? He's your guy. Though, don't be surprised when he sends you the invoice...
Primary Dog Lover, Secondary Boomshakalaka Bringer
Sarah was born and raised...
Sarah was born and raised in Cincinnati (Deerfield Township, back when it was mostly cornfields) and currently resides in Pleasant Ridge. School was never her thing but she ended up going to college twice (go figure) and eventually ended up with a degree in Visual Communication Design from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. While obtaining her last degree she worked slinging produce at a global specialty retailer. When she moved from Produce onto the Marketing Team, she was introduced to the MadTree guys. A lover of all things Local, and amazing beer, Sarah’s wish of joining the MadTree family came true in December of 2014. She is wicked excited to be a part of the MadTree Family, supporting it as it grows. In her free time you can find her enjoying time with her boyfriend, family and friends (including her dog and 3 cats), enjoying the outdoors and seeing live music. A lover of animals she volunteers each week at Save the Animals Foundation taking care of the dogs.
Private Events Coordinator
Breanne started working at MadTree...
Breanne started working at MadTree and got married all within the same month. Sticking to being in Ohio, she grew up in Dayton, and this is her first full time job after graduating from Ohio State in August of 2018. Working at MadTree has gotten Breanne out of her “I only drink ciders” phase and broadened her knowledge of beer. When she’s not at MadTree keeping events organized down to the last detail, she’s either going to concerts or spending time outside. If you score some Judah and the Lion tickets, she’ll be your best friend.
THE COLOR BLIND GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Cory was born and raised...
Cory was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati. He then moved to Indiana where he lived for eight years but shortly after graduating high school, he moved back to the Cincy streets that made him. Cory is a big time lover of cooking, craft beer, mother nature, Biggie Smalls, reggae and being around his family and friends. He graduated from Cincinnati State with a degree in Graphic Design. Recently, Cory and his future wife Karly got engaged, bought a house, got a new bulldog puppy named Apollo and started his new job at MadTree all within the span of one month. In other words, life is being lived and Cory is ready to hang loose.
The Beer Brandit
FOUNDER/The ‘Beer’ded Baron
Originally from Texas, Kenny received...
Originally from Texas, Kenny received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He went on to get his Masters in Engineering at Cornell and then an MBA from Xavier. Outside of education, he pursued his career at Northrop Grumman as a software engineer (which led him to Cincinnati) before transferring his skills and experience to becoming a co-founder of MadTree Brewing Company in 2013. Within four years, his ambition and passion grew a small 15-barrel brewhouse into a brand new 126-barrel brewhouse located in Oakley, where he resides. This was one of many things that led him to become a winner of the Cincinnati Business Courier's 2016 Forty under 40 awards with six years to spare and be named a finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2017.
Kenny is all-in when it comes to community involvement. He is on the board of trustees for the Oakley Community Council and Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and serves on Xavier University's Williams College of Business' Board of Executive Advisors. He can also be found enjoying a pint of beer with his co-workers and friends or walking to local shops in the Oakley Business District with his wife and 100-pound Saint Berdoodle named Colonel.
Katlyn was born and raised...
Katlyn was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After going to high school in Mason, she moved to Columbus to attend the Ohio State University, where she studied Hospitality Management. Growing up in the ultimate sports family, her love of football is what really drove her to Columbus, but after her time at OSU, she couldn't deny her calling back to her hometown. After working in two different corporate management positions for the past seven years, it was time for a change of pace. She was introduced to MadTree simply by living in Oakley and becoming a fan of the beer. With her hope of working for a local company, she was able to join the MadTree family in Fall 2016. She currently resides in Over The Rhine.
Shay is a Cincinnati-ish native,...
Shay is a Cincinnati-ish native, smuggler and scoundrel. As a kid he dreamed of completing the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. That all changed when a high school art teacher introduced him to photography. From that point on he's been driven to continually refine his craft of telling stories through images. Before starting with MadTree, Shay's photography centered around lifestyle and celebrities. He's photographed musicians, mayors, models and athletes. When asked how his experience would translate to photographing beer, Shay says, "It's all about telling a good story and MadTree isn't just a story about beer. It's a story about craftsmen and artists who are passionate about creating an amazing product. That's why I love being part of the MadTree family - it's a great story to tell."
Trevor was born and raised...
Trevor was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. During college he went on a trip with his brother to Boston where he toured the Samuel Adams brewery. In awe of the beer making process as well as how many styles of beer available, upon his return, he was eager to try more craft beer and branch out from what the rest of the college crowd was drinking. After graduating from Miami University, he returned to Cincinnati and started homebrewing with a fellow friend in his spare time. Coincidentally, MadTree had just opened so Trevor inquired about getting involved. He started volunteering whenever his schedule would allow, eventually leaving his desk job to join the MadTree community as an employee. Trevor enjoys spending time and going on adventures with his wonderful wife and handsome son.
Mike burned his suits and...
Mike burned his suits and said peace out corporate world to pursue a passion for craft beer. A West Sider that also lived in South Florida and the Bahamas graduated from the University of Cincinnati where he became familiar with terrible cheap adjunct lagers. Luckily, his San Diego-based brother began introducing him to quaint little West Coast breweries like Stone, Ballast Point, and Russian River. Craft became an obsession as he went on to create The Brew Professor beer blog that quickly became a popular source for Cincinnati beer news. His free time is spent hanging out with his four awesome kids (yes, four). And he has an excellent dog named Scooter. Scooter is the shit.
Cantankerous, Cantrary, Canpire Builder
The First Lady of Quality Beer
Ellen grew up on the...
Ellen grew up on the (way) westside in Harrison. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor's in Biology and spent three years working in research at the University of Chicago. After realizing Cincinnati is the best city in the world, she moved back and worked in research compliance at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Her love of craft beer, and subsequently MadTree, blossomed after meeting her husband Kyle and she joined the team in October of 2015. She is thrilled to now be a part of the MadTree family and has a mission to help make the highest quality beer possible. She and Kyle have two lovable pitbulls, Auburn and Radar.
Trent was raised in Ashland,...
Trent was raised in Ashland, Ohio and graduated from Saint Louis University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering. He then changed course, spending a few years in southeast Kansas as an oil & gas landman researching title in courthouses and negotiating contracts with landowners. In 2009, he changed course again and moved to Cincinnati to study biology at the University of Cincinnati and spend more time with Sarah, his future wife and fellow craft beer enthusiast. He married in 2012 and graduated with a master's degree in biology in 2013. Another long-time homebrewer and volunteer turned employee, Trent spends his time at MadTree managing the Quality Program with an iron fist.