2015 Presenters

Check out our 2015 presenters below.

Amy Abt

Director of Strategy & Marketing Westwerk

Lori Ajax

Chief Deputy Director California Alcoholic Beverage Control

Lesley Berglund

Co-Founder & Chairman WISE Academy

Danny Brager

SVP, Beverage Alcohol Practice Nielsen

KC Branch

Attorney-at-Law KC Branch Firm

Vickie Brennan

TTB Investigator Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

Robert Brown

President Sales Systems Development Inc.

Kristin Carlton

Vice President of Client Services Compli

Jeff Cioletti

Author, Editor at Large and Representative Year of Drinking Adventurously, Beverage World and Drinkable Media

Jeff Clark

General Manager - Wine & Craft Beverage Group Live Oak Bank

Tom Clark

Santa Clara Valley Brewing

Gregg Clifford

Executive Vice President Greenspan International

Chris Denny

President of Creative The Engine is Red

Steve Donohue

Santa Clara Valley Brewing

Ralph Erenzo

Distiller, Co-Founder Tuthilltown Spirits

Paul Evers

President and Chief Creative Director tbd agency

Payam Fardanesh

Founder Silk Road Soda Company

Michael Faul

Head Brewer/Wine Maker Rabbit's Foot Meadery

Todd Franck

Craft Brand Manager Bay Area Beverage

Meg Gill

Co-Founder and President Golden Road Brewing

Stu Grubbs

Founder Distilld

Gregory Hall

Founder Virtue Cider

Kate Hardy

Partner Strike & Techel

Alex Heckathorn

Principal Compliance Service of America

James Henderson

Partner Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP

Ted Huber

Master Distiller/Co-Owner Starlight Distilling

Quinton Jay

Managing Director Bacchus Capital Management

Ginger Johnson

Connector and Author gingerjohnson.com

Tim Jones

Chief Customer Service Officer & Co-Founder Great Vines - Beverage Selling Solutions

Dale Katechis

Founder/Owner Oskar Blues Brewery

Erin Kelleher

Associate Hinman & Carmichael LLP

Cort Kinker

Managing Partner realize Drinks Supplier Advisory

Ashley Kirsch

TTB Investigator Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

Justin Koury

Consultant/Whiskyologist The Grapevine Consulting

Curtis Kuhn

Lead Writer The Engine is Red

Sven Liden

Co-Founder Black Rock Spirits

Laura Lodge

Owner Customized Craft Beer Programs, LLC

David Mathis

Founder and Brewer American River Brewing Company

Courtney McKee

Co-Founder Headframe Spirits

Jay McPherson

Beverage Alcohol Regulatory Specialist Compliance Service of America

Chelsey Miles

Senior Manager Moss Adams LLP

Cindy Molchany

CEO Craft Beverage Media/Craft Beverage Jobs

Candace L. Moon, Esq.

Founder The Craft Beverage Attorney, APC

Jim Neely

Program Manager Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau

Marty Ochs

Founder E3 Craft Strategies

Janeen Olsen

Professor of Wine Sonoma State University

Karmen Olson

Senior Manager of Emerging Business Craft Brew Alliance

Craig Rashkis

Attorney-at-Law Farwell Rashkis LLP

Dan Rowell

CEO Vermont Hard Cider Company

Erin Rue


Stefan Schachtell

Co-Founder Black Rock Spirits

Alie Shaper

President & Winemaker Brooklyn Oenology Winery

Kevin Shaw

Founder & Executive Creative Director Stranger & Stranger

Chris Spears

VP, Business Solutions TradePulse

Rebecca Stamey-White

Partner Hinman & Carmichael LLP

Megan Steffen

Untapped Media

Cris Steller

Founding Partner Dry Diggings Distillery, Inc.

Adam Stratton

Owner Amador Distillery

Chris Tucker

Beverage Director Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.

Joseph Wagner

Copper Cane Wines & Provisions

Shari Wagner

Account Director Grow Marketing

David Walker

Founder Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Nicole Walsh

Owner/Winemaker Ser Wine Company

Erica Walter

Director of Marketing Services Premier Cellar

Michael Wangbickler

Chief Executive Officer Balzac Communications & Marketing

Dan West

Founder & Executive Creative Director Westwerk

Mary Beth Williams

President Williams Compliance & Consulting Group

Maria Young

CPA Radix Accounting