MEET THE TEAM!
Whether they brew, package, sell, deliver, and/or pour it, the fine folks you see below work hard every day to get every drop of Land-Grant in the hands of beer lovers. Crack open a can and get to know the faces behind the brew.


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ADAM
BENNER

President


Hometown:
Hinckley, OH (Home of the buzzards)
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Pool Party
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Orval
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Satisfying my ADHD with many projects
Who headlines your music festival?
Steve Winwood
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
If Michael Jordan didn’t ruin my childhood, it would be a no brainer, the Cleveland Cavaliers

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WALT
KEYS

Creative Director


Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Lips of Faith Cocoa Molé
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Travel, Skiing, Photography and Design
Who headlines your music festival?
Friday: The Hold Steady, Saturday: My Morning Jacket, Sunday: Steely Dan
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Go Bucks

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QUINTIN
JESSEE

Director


Hometown:
Middle Point, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Son of a Mudder
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Tart of Darkness
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Golf
Who headlines your music festival?
Pearl Jam
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
The New York Yankees


OPERATIONS



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MARK
RICHARDS

Director of Operations


Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Jackie O’s Oil of Aphrodite (subject to change hourly)
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Music, travel, and outdoor activities
Who headlines your music festival?
Judas Priest (Time travel from 1983 required)
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
The Ohio State Buckeyes


PRODUCTION



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JAMIE
FEIHEL

Head Brewer


Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Session 71 Collaboration with Platform, Greenskeeper
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Not a fair question
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Sleeping
Who headlines your music festival?
Phish featuring Paul Simon
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
The Ohio State University

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CHRIS
HELDERMAN

Brewer


Hometown:
Greenwood, IN
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Lawnraker
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Miller High-Life Light
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Camping and working on my house
Who headlines your music festival?
Ke$ha
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Charlestown Chiefs

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JUSTIN
REIK

Brewer


Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Beard Crumbs
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Depends on the season, but I’ll say Founders KBS
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Grabbing a beer and/or checking out a movie with friends
Who headlines your music festival?
Wilco, all three nights.
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Unfortunately not the Crew or the Blue Jackets….yet.

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DAN
SHAFFER

Brewer


Hometown:
Lancaster, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Son of a Mudder
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Wild Beer Co Bliss
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Fermenting anything that will ferment
Who headlines your music festival?
THE Ryan Adams
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Arsenal FC


SALES



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JOE
CHAMBERLAIN

Sales Representative


Hometown:
Cleveland, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Zombie Dust
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Golf
Who headlines your music festival?
Bob Dylan
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
The Cleveland Browns, duh

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DANA
CUSICK-NEER

Sales Representative


Hometown:
Erie, PA
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Son of a Mudder
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast (combines my two favorite things- coffee and beer)
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Anythjng with my kids, they grow up too fast so I make them hang out with me a lot!
Who headlines your music festival?
The Eagles
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Anybody that beats the Steelers that week!

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TONY
CIPRIANI

Sales Support Specialist


Hometown:
Erie, PA
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Alchemist Heady Topper/ Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
DJing those sweet sweet jamz
Who headlines your music festival?
Prince with Morris Day & The Time
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
New York Yankees (The Evil Empire)


PACKAGING & DISTRIBUTION



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BRYAN
GUY

Delivery Driver


Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper allllll day
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Three Floyds Yum Yum
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Climbing all kinds of rocks
Who headlines your music festival?
Guided By Voices reunited
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
The Buckeyes

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HAJIER
KARIMI

Delivery Driver


Hometown:
Medfield, MA
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Son of a Mudder
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Impossible to choose a favorite because there’s so much great beer out there, but Harpoon is an old favorite that never seems to disappoint!
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Hanging with good people and friends, seeing live music, playing bass
Who headlines your music festival?
James Brown, the Godfather of Soul
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
The 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox

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PATRICK
DRISKILL

Delivery Driver / Canhand


Hometown:
Ashland, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper, or Neutron, or Beard Crumbs. How can I choose just one?
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Again, hard to narrow it down to one, but I guess I’ll go with Westbrook’s Gose.
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Currently, it’s Disc Golf
Who headlines your music festival?
The Rolling Stones
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Columbus Crew SC! Columbus ’til I Die!

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JACOB
WALKER

Canmaster General


Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
One Goal, One Rye’d
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Half Acre’s Vallejo IPA
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Cycling / Disc Golf
Who headlines your music festival?
Pink Floyd
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
1972 Miami Dolphins

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TOM
BOND

Canhand


Hometown:
Lucas, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Gravity Wave
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Seventh Son Golden Ratio
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Running
Who headlines your music festival?
Foals
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
TOSU Football Buckeyes

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MAT
HUDNELL

Canhand


Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Goon and Stiff-Arm
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Columbus Brewing Company’s Bodhi or Jackie O’s Mystic Mamma
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Outdoor stuff, Travel, Concerts, Food, Drinks
Who headlines your music festival?
Maybe like.. old Sabbath, Misfits, Wu-Tang, and the Beatles
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
CBJ? OSU? CAVS? Crew? Now accepting tickets to all.


ADMIN



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ERIN
KEYS

Bookkeeper


Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Son of a Mudder
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Chimay Tripel
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Napping
Who headlines your music festival?
Hall & Oates
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
St. Louis Cardinals

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JACKIE
KEMBLE

Community Partnership Manager

 


Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Deep Search
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Saison Dupont
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Travel! Four continents down, 3 to go.
Who headlines your music festival?
A Tribe Called Quest
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Cleveland Cavaliers

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VINCENT
VALENTINO

Sustainability Manager


Hometown:
Centerville, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Balk Bock
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Rhinegeist Cougar Blonde Ale
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Playing music and/or reading
Who headlines your music festival?
Radiohead on the first night, D’Angelo on the second night, and Jonathan Wilson on the third night
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
The Land Grant Soccer Team (ps: can we do a soccer league next summer?)


TAPROOM



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LAUREN
BENNER

Taproom / Events Manager


Hometown:
Munster, IN
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Gravity Wave
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Whatever is on LG’s Tap #13 today
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
The Gus, Patios and Fire Pits, The Get Down soundtrack, and Netflix
Who headlines your music festival?
T-Swift and Kanye
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
The USA Olympic Team

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BECCA
LYNN

Bartender


Hometown:
Toledo, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper, duh
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
I have a hard time picking favorites, but i adore Rouge Pierre from Jackie O’s
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Sitting in the sunshine
Who headlines your music festival?
Missy Elliot
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
ummmmm…… whatever that team is in A League of Their Own…Peaches? I think? I mean, how can you go wrong with Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna?

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COLIN
MILLS

Bartender


Hometown:
Cleveland, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Misconduct
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
St Bernardus – Abt 12
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
POGS!!!! and eating pizza outside the entrance to fitness centers
Who headlines your music festival?
Maybe Radiohead? Circumstantial.
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Richie “The Baumer” Tenenbaum

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AMBER
FALTER

Bartender


Hometown:
Pickerington, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Nelson 1862
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Pilsner Urquell
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Stand-up Comedy
Who headlines your music festival?
Dawes
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Team Jeff Goldblum

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JORDAN
BRAUNING

Bartender


Hometown:
Akron, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Columbus Brewing Co’s Bodhi
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Going to rad concerts
Who headlines your music festival?
Allman Brothers
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
The good guys from The Sandlot. Close runner ups are OSU Football and the Browns

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JENNA
SHIVELY

Bartender


Hometown:
Upper Arlington, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Mad Tree Sprye
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Anything theatre related or reading
Who headlines your music festival?
Barbra Streisand (duh)
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Ohio State Buckeyes (duh)

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KAYLA
CHANDLER

Bartender


Hometown:
Portsmouth, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Beard Crumbs
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Westvleteren 12
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Traveling
Who headlines your music festival?
The Rolling Stones, The Pixies and Simon & Garfunkel
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Cincinnati Reds

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EMILY
ROUTSON

Bartender


Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Deep Search
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Bells Two Hearted
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Muay Thai and Herbology
Who headlines your music festival?
Daft Punk
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Griffindor Lions? : D I better say Cavs before I get shunned. Go Cavs! : ]

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NIK
HEIDEL

Bartender


Hometown:
Houston, TX
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Deep Search
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Hoof Hearted Musk of the Minotaur IPA
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Playing music, Record Collecting
Who headlines your music festival?
Dawes
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Houston Texans