The Hunterdon Crew

Michael Short
Company President
Previous life:
Insurance salesman
Hobbies:
hiking, hunting, fishing, flying, skiing
The first beer I ever had was:
Piels Lager
My last supper request is:
Grilled Venison with a bold IPA
In 10 years I see myself:
At my desk, bald and 20 pounds heavier

Dave Masterson
Attitude Adjustment Consultant
Previous life:
High School & Collegiate Soccer Coach, Vacuum cleaner salesmen, Carpenter’s helper
Hobbies:
reading, enjoying a vegetable-free diet since 1966, chasing Sasquatch and petting kittens
If I could have one superpower it would be:
Unlimited beer consumption
The best damn sandwich is:
White bread, bologna and American cheese
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Filet mignon and a great IPA

Jeff Rancan
On-Premise Sales Manager
Hire Date:
October 2005
Previous life:
master plantain salesmen, keg scrubber
Hobbies:
eating carrots and running
My favorite 80′s sitcom is:
Three’s Company
The best gift I ever received was:
A toaster oven
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Saison Dupont with aged Gouda

Mike Sales
Office Manager
Hire Date:
March 2004
Previous
life: BS in Materials & Ceramic Engineering with a focus in Optical Materials
Hobbies:
Charcuterie, cooking in general, fine teas, pipe tobacco
The best gift I ever received was:
An office that’s not between two bathrooms
My favorite John Candy movie is:
Who’s Harry Crumb
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
A well-aged JW Lees Harvest Ale with Stilton

Scott Duncan
Brand Manager
Hire Date:
April 2001
Previous life:
US Army, Yacht builder, aircraft refurbisher, liquor retail
Hobbies:
fishing, coaching
My favorite 80′s sitcom is:
The Cosby Show
If I could have one superpower it would be:
The ability to fly
The best damn sandwich is:
Hot open-faced turkey sandwich with gravy and mashed potatoes

John Hoyos
Esoteric Fermentation Consultant
Hire Date:
January 2007
Previous life:
Two+ years at a wine shop, sports programming, computer sales and cheap perfume sales
Hobbies:
fiddlesticks
My favorite 80’s sitcom is:
Toss-up between Benson and Family Ties
My siblings would say this about me:
Nothing, they would talk about my daughter
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Fresh strawberries atop a big slice of NY Cheesecake with a Hanssens Oude Gueuze

Richard Grant
Warehouse Operations Manager
Hire Date:
July 2011
Previous life:
Corporate Operations, Prison Guard, USMC and a bunch of other fun filled & exciting jobs
Hobbies:
When I can get away from the office it would be playing with my kid and my dog.
The best gift I ever received was:
A trip to Disney with my wife for New Years Eve
If I could have one superpower it would be:
To clone myself. Too many things to do in a day and not enough time to do it all.

Jeremiah Goldovitz
Wine & Spirits Manager
Hire Date:
July 2011
Previous life: Almost 10 years in restaurants as bartender, manager, bar manager, and collector of what I thought at the time was pointless knowledge about wine & spirits.
Hobbies: Singing, camping, hiking, brewing
The best gift I ever received was:
Weekends that I don’t have to work on.
My siblings would say this about me:
That they’re glad I finally got a ‘real’ job.
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Red meat and IPA. What can I say, I’m a carnivorous hophead.

Ray Burow
Off-Premise Sales: Gloucester and Camden Counties
Hire Date:
March 2003
Previous life:
Bar, Restaurant, Liquor Store Manager
Hobbies:
High School and NCAA Lacrosse Official, High School Football Official
My siblings would say this about me:
That I am awesome
I have this song stuck in my head:
The theme song from Growing Pains
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Pizza with peppers and onions and a few Left Hand 400lb Monkeys

Drew Sewall
Off-Premise Sales: Burlington and Mercer Counties
Hire Date:
February 2006
Previous life:
Cooks Liquors, Painted Bride Quarterly and several months at Wendy’s
Hobbies:
besides drinking beer, speaking in Klingon and gaming
The best gift I ever received was:
My goofy fat-headed 100 lb mutt
If I could have one superpower it would be:
Telekinesis…no more getting up to get a beer
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Founders Breakfast Stout and Cinnamon Toast Crunch

John Matura
Off-Premise Sales: Morris, Warren and Hunterdon Counties
Hire Date:
May 2005
Previous life:
Liquor warehouse & retail since 1998; member in a jam band
Hobbies:
music, beer and B-horror films
The best gift I ever received was:
My Soul!
If I could have one superpower it would be:
To cure disease with my guitar playing
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Sheila’s Flemish Beef Stew with Chimay Blue

Sean Dwyer
Off-Premise Sales: Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties
Hire Date:
September 2006
Previous life:
4 years of vigorous consumption research at St. Bonaventure; 2 years in retail
Hobbies:
reading, writing, guitar, online gaming, Bonaventure Basketball, golf
The best damn sandwich is:
Grilled chicken, Swiss, banana peppers, lettuce, onions and my top secret BBQ sauce on ciabatta
The best childhood birthday party I ever had was:
Skaters World Roller Rink Party – I ripped it up to some Offspring, Spice Girls, and Collective Soul
If I could have one superpower it would be:
Flight. And if anyone disagrees they are stupid.

Guy Potts
Off-Premise Sales: Atlantic and Cape May Counties
Hire Date:
January 2008
Previous life:
Liquor store beer buyer; bartender
Hobbies: County Pool and Dart Leagues, Cover band: the d.A.b
If I could have one superpower it would be:
An indestructable liver (See Dave Masterson)
The worst television show in history is:
Teen Mom, no wait, Teen Mom 2
I have this song stuck in my head:
Maneater by Hall & Oates

Seth Osten
Off-Premise Sales: Somerset, Middlesex, Morris and Union Counties
Hire Date:
April 2008
Previous life:
Six years liquor retail; majority of time spent in a management position
Hobbies: running, cooking, reading good books, watching bad movies, drinking while the sun is still out
My favorite 80′s sitcom is:
Magnum PI
The worst television show in history is:
Homeboys in Outerspace
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
A cold beer while grilling is perfect enough for me

James Vilade
Off-Premise Sales: Essex, Passaic and Morris Counties
Hire Date:
October 2007
Previous life:
Worked on & off at Raritan Liquors in Bernardsville for ten years
Hobbies:
Beer, music, fun
If I could have one superpower it would be:
The ability to make water into Breakfast Stout (like Jesus)
The worst show in television history is:
The Jersey Shore (none of those friggin’ giudos are even from jersey!!!)
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Any heady IPA with a nice steak or large bacon cheeseburger w/ gravy fries

Chris Mullowney
On-Premise Sales: Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties
Hire Date:
March 2009
Previous life:
Manager at Total Wine
Hobbies:
just being rude, crude and totally obnoxious as much as possible
My favorite 80′s sitcom is:
Perfect Strangers – it was creepy and heartwarming all at the same time
If I could have one superpower it would be:
The ability to stop Ray from procreating
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Schlenkerla Marzen with a pulled pork sandwich the wife made. AWESOME. Hooray Jodi!

PJ Sievering
On & Off-Premise Sales: Jersey City
Hire Date:
January 2010
Previous life:
Worked at The Stirling Hotel for what feels like half my life
Hobbies:
hanging out with Nancy, romantic comedies, comic books, skateboarding, jogging
The best gift I ever received was:
A Red Ryder BB Gun
If I could have one superpower it would be:
To be Batman. I’m not greedy and need a superpower. I just want to be a billionaire playboy philanthropist, with a British butler, a teenage side-kick and be the world’s greatest detective.

Patrick Morrissey
On & Off Premise Sales: Atlantic & Ocean Counties
Hire Date:
July 2010
Previous life:
15 years of Restaurant Management; 9 years as your friendly
local Mortgage Advisor
Hobbies:
surfing, making fun of Dave
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Smutty Old Brown Dog & Crispy Roasted Duck with Gran Marnier Blueberry Sauce
If I could have one superpower it would be:
To be able to breathe underwater
The best gift I ever received was:
The Gift of Life!

Kristin Kaschak
On-Premise Sales: Monmouth & Middlesex Counties
Hire Date:
June 2010
Previous life:
mortgage brokerage firm, bartender at a craft beer bar
Hobbies:
crossfit, mud runs, races, and anything else that ends in a “free beer”
The best childhood birthday party I ever had was:
There was one involving a ball pit, bouncy castles, and a lot of ice cream…but that may have been last year
I have this song stuck in my head:
The theme song to Sanford and Son
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Really spicy wings and a really big IPA

Pete Martin
Off-Premise Sales: Monmouth, Mercer, Middlex and Ocean Counties
Hire Date:
February 2010
Previous life:
Jack of all trades
Hobbies:
fishing
The best gift I ever received was:
I was offered this job on my birthday
My siblings would say this about me:
That I need to move out
My favorite John Candy movie is:
National Lampoons Vacation

Ryan Staats
On-Premise Sales: Essex, Union and Morris Counties
Hire Date:
June 2010
Previous life:
Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH and several years in the hospitality industry
Hobbies:
talking, talking and more talking
The best damn sandwich is:
Lots of Taylor Ham, fried egg, cheese and home fries all piled on a hard roll. Paired with a vanilla milkshake.
My siblings would say this about me:
Now that he’s selling beer, he will never get his shit together.
The best gift I ever received was:
My kegerator, the gift that keeps on giving.

Dan O’Brien
Off-Premise Sales: Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Hire Date:
January 2009
Previous life:
Varied and incongruous
Hobbies:
Cycling, collecting beer, wine and LP records
The first beer I ever had was:
Genesee Cream Ale
My last supper request is:
A Corned Beef Reuben with a Kaiser Marzen
The best day in the history of sports was:
Is…the day the Cleveland browns go to the super bowl)

Aaron Kahn
On-Premise Sales: Bergen & Passaic Counties
Hire Date:
June 2011
Previous life:
worked at Snake River Brewing in Jackson Hole, did some farming in Sonoma, traveled through Asia, sold spirits in Denver
Hobbies:
Snowboarding, fly fishing, backpacking, driving my truck through puddles
The best beer I had in the last 30 days was:
Russian River’s Pliny The Elder
My siblings would say this about me:
That I’m a big pain in the ass
The best gift I ever received was:
Tickets to my first Phish show, even though I had to go with my folks

Scott Crystal
On-Premise Sales: Sussex, Warren, Morris and Hunterdon Counties
Hire Date:
June 2011
Previous life:
3 years at an awesome beer store, then 2 years at an awesome beer bar. Got my Cicerone Certification in early 2011.
Hobbies:
Fishing and Homebrewing
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Cantillon Classic Gueuze and a hearty chunk of Stilton or Roquefort or Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam with any kind of Sushi.
My favorite 80′s sitcom is:
Does M*A*S*H count? If so, then M*A*S*H
I have this song stuck in my head:
The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)

Carrie Vandermolen
Accounts Receivable
Hire Date:
June 2010
Previous life:
office management
Hobbies:
watching football (preferably the Pats), running and entertaining friends with our new kegerator
My favorite 80′s sitcom is:
Moonlighting
The best gift I ever received was:
Well, my angelic and perfect daughters, of course.
The best beer I had in the last 30 days was:
I’m in a committed relationship with Full Sail Session Lager – and it has nothing to do with the fact that it’s only 130 calories.

Eric Tompkins
Accounts Payable
Hire Date:
September 2008
Previous life:
Spent my summers during college working at a liquor store
Hobbies:
fishing, golf, playing lacrosse
My favorite 80′s sitcom is:
Does Saved by the Bell count? If so, then it would be Doogie Howser MD
The best gift I ever received was:
My Grandpa’s fly fishing rod handed down from my Dad
If I could have one superpower it would be:
Time travel so I can go to the future and steal a sports almanac

Nancy Maddaloni
Communications Director
Hire Date:
May 2007
Previous life:
wine shop, cheese department at Whole Foods, private chef
Hobbies:
yoga, running and making fun of my co-workers
The best damn sandwich is:
Marco & Pepe’s Chicken Sandwich
My favorite John Candy movie is:
Uncle Buck. Now I need to watch it.
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Allagash White & Duck Fat Fries in Portland, Maine

Sheila Taggart
Sales Analyst
Hire Date:
February 2011
Previous life:
International Law Firm and Sales Director for two country
Hobbies:
Hanging out with my pets, fishing, cooking, reading, boating, gardening
The best gift I ever received was:
My husband, well, he wasn’t mail order, but the gift of sharing my life with him
The best damn sandwich is:
Grilled Cheddar on Rye with brown mustard and sweet pickles…no, I’m not pregnant.
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Full Sail Session Lager and Chesapeake Bay Steamed Crabs

Shannon Welsh
Art Director
Hire Date:
July 2010
Previous life:
various restaurant jobs, art therapy and school for graphic design in Philly
Hobbies:
I like to hang out with Phil, my mini dachshund. He enjoys mountain climbing, so we do that a lot.
The best Halloween costume I ever had was:
Michelangelo TMNT
When I was 10 years old I spent the summer:
Roaming the alley behind my house on my hog
My last supper request is:
My dad’s thanksgiving dinner

Christa Thompson
Receptionist/Office Assistant
Hire Date:
September 2011
Previous life:
Legal Secretary, Inventory Management
Hobbies:
Anything outdoors with my kids: hiking, biking, swimming, camping, fishing
The best gift I ever received was:
That my parents still speak to me after my hellacious teenage years
The best beer I had in the last 30 days was:
Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian IPA
My favorite beer and food pairing is:
Steak medium rare, cheese fries and an IPA

Tony Buttillo
Draft Technician
Hire Date:
May 2008
Previous life:
Part owner of a beer store in PA; 4 years at Micromatic
Hobbies:
golf, collecting coins and baseball cards & riding bikes with my kids
The first beer I ever had was:
Schmidts. Stole pickle jars full of it from my neighbor’s dad’s kegerator. At 14 I knew my calling was draft beer!
The first musical instrument I ever played was:
Saxophone in middle school. Everytime I watch “St Elmo’s Fire” I wish I stuck with it.
My most memorable vacation was:
Camping with my wife and 4 year old. Let’s just say we are not outdoor people.

My most memorable vacation was: