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  • Ron

    Production Manager / Chief Squeegee operator
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    Ron / Production Manager / Chief Squeegee operator / Brewery

    Ron Jeffries is responsible for Northern United Brewing Company’s Jolly Pumpkin line of beers brewed in Dexter, MI. He also collaborates with the North Peak family. As brewmaster, Ron’s goal is worldwide recognition as a brewer and creator of beers of outstanding art and grace, a philosopher of things beery, and an outspoken advocate of the slower, finer life. Ron began studying brewing science in 1991-ish with one eye always towards opening his own brewery. He began brewing professionally in 1995, and quickly became a well-known and respected brewer in Michigan’s emerging craft beer scene. Driven and dedicated, he progressed from brewer, to craftsman, to artist, and most recently to philosopher and visionary. Beginning to learn to step back, and decelerate the hectic pace of modern life to a slower, more livable, more enjoyable walk, he learned to smile and laugh, and was finally able to open his own brewery (Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales) in the summer of 2004. Running Jolly Pumpkin, Ron now practices the art of “Hawaiian time,” full time.

  • Laurie

    Brewery Director
    Brewery

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    Laurie / Brewery Director / Brewery

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  • Ashley

    Office & Logistics Manager
    Brewery

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    Ashley / Office & Logistics Manager / Brewery

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  • Bam

    Brewery Dog
    Brewery

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    Bam / Brewery Dog / Brewery

    Bam Biere farmhouse ale is named for our Jack Russell, who struck by a car, bounced back in fine tenacious Jack Russell fashion, and is brewed for those of us who knocked down, have picked up, dusted off and carried on undaunted. Golden, naturally cloudy, bottle conditioned and dry hopped for a perfectly refreshing balance of spicy malts, hops and yeast. Please enjoy our beers in good health, And look both ways when crossing the street!

  • Daemon

    Facility Manager
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    Daemon / Facility Manager / Brewery

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  • Dan

    Tap house Manager
    Brewery

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    Dan / Tap house Manager / Brewery

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  • Derek

    Packaging
    Brewery

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    Derek / Packaging / Brewery

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  • Irene Sugiura

    Designer
    Ann Arbor

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    Irene Sugiura / Designer / Ann Arbor

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  • Jim

    Legal Counsel
    Brewery

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    Jim / Legal Counsel / Brewery

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  • Jimmy McKenna

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    Traverse City

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    Jimmy McKenna / - / Traverse City

  • Joe

    Brewer
    Brewery

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    Joe / Brewer / Brewery

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  • Kaleb

    Brewer
    Brewery

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    Kaleb / Brewer / Brewery

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  • Kurt

    Cellar man
    Brewery

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    Kurt / Cellar man / Brewery

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  • Lori Jackson

    Retail Manager/ Tasting Room Manager
    Traverse City

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    Lori Jackson / Retail Manager/ Tasting Room Manager / Traverse City

    Lori joined the Jolly Pumpkin team in 2010 after spending more than ten years in the marketing/advertising industry and also has many years of retail management experience.  When not folding countless t-shirts or pouring samples in our tasting room, she’s always in search of the hoppiest of IPA’s. 

  • Matt Prater

    Director of sales
    Brewery

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    Matt Prater / Director of sales / Brewery

    Sixteen years of beer selling experience.  Working with multiple beer andwine distributors in Michigan and then managing beer and wine distributors in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky before joining Northern United in June of 2014. 

    "Building partnerships with our distributor and retail partners is the most important thing our brewery can do.  We take that principle very seriously and it shows in the way that we approach the business."

  • Megan Glunz

    Distributor Sales Manager and Special Events Coordinator
    Traverse City

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    Megan Glunz / Distributor Sales Manager and Special Events Coordinator / Traverse City

    Megan recently moved from Colorado to Michigan to pursue her dream of working in the craft beer industry. With a degree from the University of Hawaii and a background in Marketing, Megan wanted to align her career with her passions. A lover of craft beer and an aspiring outdoorswoman, she happily made her home in Northern Michigan. She joined the NUBC team to assist with events and social media marketing. Based in Traverse City, Megan works to represent the NUBC brands in the community and statewide through brewery events and online through fan engagement.

  • Mike Hall

    Partner
    Traverse City

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    Mike Hall / Partner / Traverse City

    Master Brewer Mike Hall is the big gun on Old Mission Peninsula. A native of Nova Scotia, Mike is ultimately responsible for the sublime list of beers and spirits at Northern United Brewing Company. 

    Mike is a world-renowned brewer, designer and educator. He is a Senior Member of The European Institute and Guild of Brewing. Before becoming a partner in Northern United Brewing Company, Mike trained more than 100 brewers. He has designed, built and installed over 40 breweries and distillers around the globe, from as far way as Siberia to the Bahamas and several right here in Michigan. As managing partner of Northern United Brewing Company, Mike enjoys collaborating with Ron Jeffries and together they have over 50 years of brewing experience between the two and time at internationally renowned breweries such as Dogfish Head and Jolly Pumpkin, meaning drinkers can rest assured that the brews offered are of the utmost quality.

  • Mike Wooster

    Head Brewer
    Traverse City

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    Mike Wooster / Head Brewer / Traverse City

    Ten years ago, Mike started home brewing as a hobby while working in a fine dining restaurant. To gain experience in the beverage industry, he started working at different local wineries and breweries. In 2009 Mike was able to make the transition into full-time brewing as a profession. He keeps an open mind to new styles and methods, learning something new daily.

  • Moragh

    Cellar Woman
    Brewery

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    Moragh / Cellar Woman / Brewery

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  • Paul Olson

    Managing Partner & Chef
    Traverse City

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    Paul Olson / Managing Partner & Chef / Traverse City

    Olson is a Michigan native and graduate of both Michigan State University and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He honed his skills under the tutelage of Chef Fredreric Perrier at La Cite, La Boheme and Café Luxembourg in Manhattan, where he discovered a passion for classic bistro cuisine.

    Olson served as executive chef at Luna in Mount Kisco, NY, a position that resulted in a partnership that allowed him to open five restaurants, including Connecticut’s best rib joint, The Cookhouse in New Milford, CT, and The Inn at Newtown in Newtown, CT. Olson has crafted dishes for such notable events as A Tribute to Billy Joel in 1990, the James Beard Foundation Dinner in 1991, and the Aspen Food & Wine Classic in 1995.

    After a total of 18 years on the East Coast, an opportunity at Bowers Harbor Inn lured Olson back to Michigan. He brings along his philosophy of fresh flavors, local ingredients and superbly executed dishes to Mission Table & Tasting Room and Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant, Microbrewery & Distillery.

  • Peter

    Packaging

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    Peter / Packaging /

  • Tony Grant

    Chief Financial and Operating Officer
    Brewery

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    Tony Grant / Chief Financial and Operating Officer / Brewery

    Tony Grant joined the team in mid-2012 serving as the chief financial and chief operating officer with an immediate primary focus of working with the executive team to develop the near and long-term strategies for the Company and NUBC as well as day-to-day overall management of the company.

    Tony has more than ten years of Fortune 500 experience in strategic finance, operations and executive management in retail, commercial and industrial real estate and manufacturing operations. Tony comes to the Company and NUBC after most recently serving as director of global corporate development with Owens Corning where he focused on all aspects of worldwide acquisition and divestiture activity and various strategic projects for the company. Prior to Owens Corning he served as an executive officer and vice president of strategic planning, real estate and international franchise operations, for Borders Group where he also managed various asset dispositions and worked very closely with major shareholders and the company's board of directors. Tony was also the architect of and managed Borders very successful airport bookstore expansion across the U.S. earlier in his career with the company. He has spent over half of his career in international markets including China, India, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East where he both ran operations and transacted for both Owens Corning and Borders.

    Tony received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in electromagnetic fields and waves in 2002 and an MBA with emphasis in finance and corporate accounting in 2005 both from Michigan State University where he also played varsity football under Nick Saban and Bobby Williams.

  • Trevor

    Warehouse
    Brewery

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    Trevor / Warehouse / Brewery

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