Managers & Office Staff

Michael Short
Co-Founder & Company President
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext.202
Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal? No, but I had a very close encounter with a vicious monkey in Katmandu in 1989.
What is your greatest achievement to date? Assembling the cast of characters that makes Hunterdon successful is OUR greatest achievement. Our employees and suppliers are world class!
Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer: We started out selling a cutting edge golden beer in 1996. Today it is hard to find an ingredient that has not been used to make beer. What are my options?
Best moment in the history of Hunterdon: Not being able to get distribution for Jersey Shore Gold, forcing us to become a distributor.

Jeff Rancan
Sales Manager
Phone:
609-922-2007

Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal?
I was attacked by a raging chipmunk, but I don’t think he actually bit me. Just scared me for life.
Which TV/Movie Family most resembles your own? The Huxtables
If you were a beer, what style would you be? A Russian Imperial Stout – for obvious reasons
Best moment in the history of Hunterdon: The day I was hired. Pretty sure that is everyone’s answer.

Mike Sales
Office Manager
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext.205

If you weren’t working at Hunterdon, what would you be doing?
A butcher, of course.
Recent food/beer pairing discovery: Tarragon and Biere de Garde
If you were a beer, what style would you be? An East-Coast IPA – balanced but with the ability to impress.
Who is your favorite Goonies character? Chester Copperpot

Scott Duncan
Corporate Accounts Manager
Phone:
908-343-6437
Which TV/Movie family greatly resembles your own?
The Barone’s – Everybody Loves Raymond
What is your greatest achievement to date? Not being institutionalized after raising four children
Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer: Rhubarb
If there was a movie made about Hunterdon, what would be the title?
How did we get here?
Name something on your bucket list:
To catch a Walleye

John Hoyos
Esoteric Fermentation Consultant
Phone:
201-921-9279

Best moment in the history of Hunterdon:
April 1996: The beginning of the end of Jersey Shore Gold
Name something on your bucket list:
Skydiving while drinking a great beer
Recent food/beer pairing discovery:
Smoked Pork Carnitas Tacos with The Bruery Saison Rue
If there was a movie made about Hunterdon, what would be the title?
How to spend 13 years not making money. Dave and Mike played by Walter Matthau & Jack Lemmon

Richard Grant
Warehouse Operations Manager
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext. 222
What style of beer have you been drinking a lot of lately? Wheat beer – it’s what I like.
What TV/Movie family greatly resembles your own?
The Waltons. Normal looking from the outside, but filled with drama and complication.
Who is your favorite Goonies character? One-Eyed Willie. He’s dead and still has a cool name, all the loot and sails off into the sunset.
What is your greatest achievement to date? Hands down, being a father.

Jeremiah Goldovitz
Spirits Manager
Phone:
609-577-7953

Name something on your bucket list:
Seeing Mt. Everest. I don’t want to climb it, I’ll settle for just seeing it up close in person.
If you weren’t working at Hunterdon, what would you be doing?
Probably going back to school for another degree I won’t use.
If you were a beer, what style would you be? A traditional English Ordinary Ale – often underestimated and surprisingly excellent in a variety of situations you’d never expect.
Recent food/beer pairing discovery:
Belgian-style Witbier with pan-seared day scallops, grilled andouille sausage and mango salsa

Nancy Maddaloni
Communications Director
Phone:
201-779-9458

Which TV/Movie family greatly resembles your own? Either The Munsters or the family in Home for the Holidays
What is your greatest achievement to date: Housetraining a puppy
Best moment in the history of Hunterdon:
Dave stealing the stretch Hummer to buy a Born To Run CD during GABF 2011
If you were a beer, what style would you be? A Belgian Imperial Stout. Decadent and sweet, slightly bitter and full of character, naturally.
Who is your favorite Goonies character?
The corpse in the cooler leaning up against all the Mississippi Mud and the Rocky Road

Ray Burow
Area Sales Manager: Southern NJ
Phone:
856-625-2372

If you were a beer, what style would you be? Oyster Stout. I am silky smooth.
Best moment in the history of Hunterdon:
May 7, 2007. The day my best friend Nancy was hired.
What TV/Movie family greatly resembles your own? Who’s The Boss (minus Tony Danza)
What is your greatest achievement to date? My family
If there was a movie made about Hunterdon, what would be the title?
2 Guys, 2 Beers and a Van. Mike and Dave to be played by Gene Wilder and Richard Prior.

Drew Sewall
Area Sales Manager: Central NJ
Phone:
856-745-1291

If you were a beer, what style would you be? Breakfast Stout. Because I’m full-bodied, sweet & caffeinated.
What is your greatest achievment to date? Fatherhood
Best moment in the history of Hunterdon:
When we went to Belgium with Weyerbacher and improved international relations one bar at a time. You’re welcome America.
What style of beer have you been drinking a lot of lately? American Pale Ales and Rauchbiers

John Matura
Area Sales Manager: Northwest NJ
Phone:
908-328-4456

What is your greatest achievement to date? Winning an excellence award in Abstract Geomentry
Name something on your bucket list:
To visit Japan
Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer: Dill or Blue cheese
What style of beer have you been drinking a lot of lately? Sour Ales
Who is your favorite Goonies character? Sloth Fratelli

Sean Dwyer
Area Sales Manager: Northeast NJ
Phone:
201-320-9617

Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal? Yes. By Ray after AC Beer Fest 2008
If you weren’t working at Hunterdon, what would you be doing?
I would be a very famous and handsome TV and Movie star
If you were a beer, what style would you be? Robust Porter. I’m viscous and I’ll keep you warm and fuzzy.
If there was a movie made about Hunterdon, what would be the title?
Fear & Loathing in Phillipsburg. Daniel Day Lewis to play Shorty and Paul Giamati to play Dave.

Dan O’Brien
Shipping & Receiving Manager
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext.244

Carrie Faessinger
Accounts Receivable
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext.254
What is your greatest achievement to date? That my daughters aren’t in therapy (yet).
Name something on your bucket list:
To travel from castle to castle in Ireland by horseback with my sister, and if they’re old enough, my daughters.
If you were a beer, what style would you be? A session lager. Easy-going, no big frills, just an honest, sit in the sun all day and chill beer.
Recent food/beer pairing discovery:
90 Minute IPA and a really aged gouda

Eric Tompkins
Accounts Payable
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext.255
Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal? No, but I had a scrap once with a possum that came close, but I remained unharmed.
Name something on your bucket list:
To go on a scotch/whiskey tour in Scotland & Ireland with my dad and brother.
Best moment in the history of Hunterdon: I don’t want to boast, but I’m just saying that sales have been up since I was hired.
Recent food/beer pairing discovery:
Mexican street corn with a dry-hopped American Pale Ale

Sheila Taggart
Sales Analyst
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext.242
What is your greatest achievement to date? Tolerance
If you weren’t working at Hunterdon, what would you be doing? Fishing
If you were a beer, what style would you be? American Barleywine: “Lively and fruity, sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet, but always alcoholic.” That sums it up.
Recent food/beer pairing discovery: B.Nektar Orange Blossom Mead and a French custard fruit tart
If there was a movie made about Hunterdon, what would be the title? The Little Distributor That Could

Shannon Welsh
Art Director
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext. 257
Which TV/Movie family greatly resembles your own? Television has yet to capture our unique qualities
Name something on your bucket list:
To visit Ireland
If you were a beer, what style would you be? Anything barrel-aged. I’ve had the personality of an elderly woman since childhood.
Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer: Grapefruit. Done well.
What style of beer have you been drinking a lot of lately? I always drink a lot of IPA. It’s my staple.

Laura Marrero
POS Manager
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext.285
What is your greatest achievement to date? Raising two boys and surviving a marriage through multiple home improvement projects
Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer: Italian pastries
If you were a beer, what style would you be? Well, my husband would say Raging Bitch or Bitches Brew
Name something on your bucket list:
I’m too young for a bucket list!

Carrie Ferguson
Office Assistant
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext. 286
What TV/Movie family greatly resembles your own? My fiance and I have a Sally Albright and Harry Burns kind of story. If you don’t know what movie I am talking about, shame on you.
If you were a beer what style would you be? American Wild Ale. Not to quote Beer Advocate, but “regardless of which and how, these little creatures often leave a funky calling card that can be quite strange, interesting, pleasing to many, but also deemed as undesirable by many.”
If you weren’t working at Hunterdon, what would you be doing?
Getting more democrats elected

Thomas Devine
Warehouse Night Manager
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext. 206
What is your greatest achievement to date? By far, meeting my wife and being a dad
Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer: Eggs. I wouldn’t drink it, but it sounds unique.
Who is your favorite Goonies character?
I gotta go with Chunk. His was a deeply, emotionally complex character.
Name something on your bucket list:
To see the Eagles win a Super Bowl while in attendance but that is more like a miracle than something that will ever happen. I would also like to travel to all 50 states – that seems more likely to happen.

Meredith Kilgannon
Receptionist & Office Assistant
Phone:
908-454-7445 ext. 270
Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal? I survived a few snake bites…at the bar.
What is your greatest achievement to date? I am a former championship level Irish Dancer and yes, I can do the jig!
If you weren’t working at Hunterdon, what would you be doing? Dreaming about working at Hunterdon, of course
What style of beer have you been drinking a lot of lately? I can’t resist a good stout or pumpkin beer
Who is your favorite Goonies character?
Rosalita!

Kyle Masiado
Lead Draft Technician
Phone:
610-390-6557
*Certified Dispense Specialist
What is your greatest achievement to date? Graduating Magna Cum Laude from college
Name something on your bucket list:
To be in a rap video
If you weren’t working at Hunterdon, what would you be doing? Flipping houses like the Property Brothers. I just need a twin.
Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer: Hot sauce
Recent food/beer pairing discovery: Peche Mortel with more Peche Mortel

Brian Senese
Draft Technician
Phone:
732-266-9119
*Certified Dispense Specialist
What is your greatest achievement to date? My homebrewed Wet Hop IPA
Name something on your bucket list:
To drive cross country (for the scenery and the breweries)
If you were a beer what style would you be? A Wee Heavy. Sometimes nutty, sweet, but complex and often boozy
If there was a movie made about Hunterdon, what would be the title? Beer Wars: Episode V – Craft Beer Strikes Back
Recent food/beer pairing discovery: Bell’s Hopslam with BBQ-basted pulled pork tacos