The Team

STAFF

garett lockhart | president & brewmaster

Garett immigrated to the United States from southern California and came to Red Brick in December of 2010. Growing up around such a thriving beer scene inspired him, and Garett would eventually take his passion to Siebel Institute in Chicago, one of the few true brewing schools in the country. He came to Red Brick after a stint volunteering with Crawford Moran at Five Seasons and was promoted to Brewmaster in 2013. He assumed the role of president in July 2015. Garett says that his favorite aspect of working at the brewery is the freedom to create new beers. He also says the best kind of beer is free beer. Can’t argue with that. When he’s not running the brewery, you will find him at home, spending time with his wife and three young daughters, and occasionally kayaking.

 

andy sadler | operations analyst

Favorite style of beer:

A stout or porter

Craziest thing you have ever done:

Thru-hike the Appalachian Trail despite never having been backpacking before

Favorite part of working at Red Brick:

Working for a company that produces consistently excellent beer with a staff that works together tremendously to get the job done

 

CAMERON DAVIS | MARKETING DIRECTOR

What’s your favorite place to drink a beer?

On the beach with friends

What did you do before coming to Red Brick?

I have worked for a pro-sports team, managed sponsorship on a National TV show, did marketing for a college football bowl game, event marketing for Mercedes-Benz, and taught dance to kids and adults

What do you do when you aren’t at the brewery?

Hanging out with my awesome dog (who is named after Bo Jackson…War Eagle), spending time with friends, crafting, watching movies, and I am on a constant search for Atlanta’s best queso

 

chris morgan | production engineer

What is your favorite brew?

I’m a lover of Belgian beer as well as hoppy wheat ales like our spring seasonal “Hop Circle”

Favorite sport?

Soccer, especially Chelsea FC, and now Atlanta United (he is a founding member – check out his awesome flag in the warehouse when you visit the brewery)

Any other hobbies?

I love snowboarding and have spent time working the slopes at Keystone Resort in Colorado.

 

CHRIS MULLEN | PRODUCTION ENGINEER

What did you do before you got into brewing?

I was a trout farmer and worked in water treatment for the city of Austin

What are your hobbies outside of brewing?

Beekeeping and fishing

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Watch out where the huskies go, don’t you eat that yellow snow.

 

eric collier | brewer

How long have you been with Red Brick?

Joined the Red Brick family in July of 2012 because I wanted to get involved in the professional brewing industry after 10 years of home brewing on the high seas

What do you do in your spare time?

Sipping stouts or porters while swashbuckling and playing video games.

Anything else?

My wife and Ialso enjoy rescuing animals, and love our pit-bull mixed breed dogs and parrots.

 

gavin mckenna | director of brewing operations

How were you introduced to the world of craft beer?

My best friends dad growing up in Boston was an enthusiastic homebrewer, and gave us both an enthusiasm for craft beer. I started borrowing his homebrew gear, and it clicked.

What are some of your favorite things to do that are non-beer related?

Hiking and exploring with my wife, Elizabeth and our dog Willie. And food fermentations.

Tell us something this is interesting about you –

I spent a year studying economics and politics in Beunos Aires, Argentina and can speak Spanish. in my past life before brewing, I was a high school teacher and football and baseball coach.

 

GERITT HAMILTON | PRODUCTION ENGINEER

What brought you to Red Brick?

We could cover that, yes, but wouldn’t it be better to live in the now? Essentially, I’ve cast off a career in real estate to pursue my passions in the brewing arts.

Of the 4 main ingredients in beer (water, hops, yeast, and malt) do you have a favorite and why?

The stalwart backbone of any beer, the malts. They present a staggering, almost dizzying array of flavors all along the beer spectrum.

What hobbies do you have outside of brewing?

Before making the leap from pleasure to business, I would’ve quickly said “beer”. Let’s just list sports, movies, my dog, kayaking, books, and peanuts.

 

 

hannah williford | director of accounting and HR

If you could switch jobs with anyone at Red Brick who would it be and why?

I’d switch with Elizabeth in sales! She gets to meet all kinds of people at beer events and if I had to sell something, beer would be it!

What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?

I’ve done a 12 hour Ultra run (twice!) It pushes my physical and mental limits, and I love that! I try to do the same race annually.

Name your weirdest talent.

I can name my entire kindergarten class alphabetically by first name

 

jason topping | events and facilities director

If you could have any job in the world and money didn’t matter what would it be?

BBQ Taste Tester

What is the movie title for the story of your life?

Dumb and Dumber

What’s your hidden talent?

I’m the third best freestyler from Dunwoody, GA

Extra fact: 

Sadly, Jason is lactose intolerant, so he can only enjoy our winter seasonal “Divine Bovine” by smelling it. He says, “it’s a good thing that chai is as fragrant as it is delicious.” Weep for him.

 

 

jon hummel | operations manager

What do you do for fun?

Kayak fishing

What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?

A midnight to 3 am whitewater rafting trip

What’s one thing you cannot live without?

Bacon

 

 

MATT WELLS | SALES DIRECTOR

What did you do before coming to Red Brick?

 I spent 4yrs as the Lead Brewery Rep. with Bell’s Brewery and most recently as a rep. for Left Hand Brewing Co. covering GA, AL and TN.

How were you introduced to the world of craft beer? What is your favorite style of beer?

When I was 21, I took a job waiting tables at a restaurant/bar with 160+ beers on draft. I was absolutely blown away by the variety of American Craft and imports and quickly became obsessed with learning everything I could. The rest is history.

I’ve always leaned toward hoppy or sour styles. I’m enjoying Kolsch a lot recently!

Tell me something interesting about yourself that you would like to share with our fans on the Internet…

I’ve decided that my Spirit Animal is a Golden Retriever: I never meet a stranger, great with kids and I’m relatively housebroken.

 

 

mike o’sullivan | sales rep

What is your favorite aspect of working for Red Brick?

I’m a natural storyteller who happens to love beer. Red Brick has a story that is over 20 years old now. What’s better than to drink beer and tell stories?

What are some of your favorite things to do that are non-beer related?

If I’m not working, I’m most likely with my wife and daughter. They’re kind of crazy but they are REALLY pretty and they keep me on my toes.

Tell us something interesting/funny about yourself

I worked at a maximum security prison for one year.

 

patrick brady | sales rep

What is your favorite beer style?

Big malty ales and light citrusy ales?

What is your favorite time to drink beer?

While I am fishing or when I am relaxing on the back deck.

What are your favorite sports teams?

My entire family is from Pittsburgh so I’m required (possibly legally) to say the Steelers and the Penguins.

 

robert fabbrini | general manager/export sales

What was your craziest job before Red Brick?

When I was 10, I resold lost golf balls back to the golfers and I made a fortune!

What music is playing in your car right now?

German techno

Name your weirdest talent –

Juggling

 

shane ruppert | sales rep

How were you introducing to the world of craft brewing?

I was introduced to craft beer my freshman year of college because my roommate at the timed at Red Brick (thank you, Zak). He would bring home short-filled bottles of Hoplanta, Blonde, and Peachtree Pale Ale and my Budweiser/Yuengling cultured palate was forever transformed.

What are some of your favorite things to do that are non-beer related?

Anything baseball related, watching Seinfeld re-runs, and attempting to write short story fiction.

Tell us something interesting/funny about yourself

Myself, my brother Jake, and sister Taryn are all named after characters from the soap opera General Hospital that my mom watched while she was pregnant and laid up on the couch. Wait, that’s not exactly funny… it may be fond of weird.

 

zach wakefield | brewer

What is your favorite Red Brick brew?

Vanilla Gorilla

Do you have any kids?

I’m married with 2 dog children – a black lab and a brittany spaniel

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Fire power