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

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LAUREN
BENNER

Strategic Operations 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


BREWING



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CHRIS
HELDERMAN

Brewery Production Manager


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

Lead 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

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PATRICK
DRISKILL

Brewer


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!
 
 


SALES



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TONY
CIPRIANI

Key Accounts Manager


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)

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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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JUSTIN
RYAN

Sales Representative


Hometown:
Newark, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
It isn’t Christmas without Beard Crumbs
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
4 Hands’ Snake Oil or the Alchemist’s Focal Banger
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Scrapping and yelling and mixing it up.
Who headlines your music festival?
Friday: Dylan and Dawes
Saturday: Hall & Oats and The Mountain Goats
Sunday: Dr Dog and Snoop Dogg
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Liverpool FC, The Columbus Crew, and the Tune Squad


PACKAGING & DISTRIBUTION



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HAJIER
KARIMI

Warehouse Manager


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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DAN
IRWIN

Packaging


Hometown:
Ashland, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Seventh Son Syzygy
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Disc Golf
Who headlines your music festival?
Trampled by Turtles, Queens of the Stone Age, Run the Jewels
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Columbus Crew SC
 


OFFICE



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ERIN
KEYS

Bookkeeper + Office Manager


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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TOM
BOND

Community Partnership Manager


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?
Ohio State

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VINCENT
VALENTINO

Sustainability Manager


Hometown:
Centerville, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Balk Bock
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Wolf’s Ridge Daybreak Coffee Cream 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?)

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JAMES
KOSHT

Accounting Manager


Hometown:
Mansfield, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Batch 300
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Half Acre Daisy Cutter
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Watching Sports, Playing Sports, Tailgating, Drinking with Friends
Who headlines your music festival?
Odesza
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Ohio State Buckeyes followed by The New England Patriots

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KAYLA
CHANDLER

Taproom Events Manager


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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BONNIE
ZHAO

Designer


Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Helios
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Wheats
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Drawing and long car rides
Who headlines your music festival?
A Tribe Called Quest
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Go Bucks!


TAPROOM


 

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JORDAN
BRAUNING

Taproom Lead


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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MIKE
ORTIZ

Bartender


Hometown:
Chicago, IL
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
Mr. Balloon Hands
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Goose Island – Madame Rose
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Playing with my bands or biking on a trail
Who headlines your music festival?
LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, and Jimi Hendrix (hologram?)
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
95-96 Chicago Bulls
 

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TIA
LEGGETT

Taproom Do-It-All


Hometown:
Dublin, Ohio
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
I suppose I typically go for Greenskeeper. If available, One Goal One Rye’d. But, I would love to have another Totes Liotes.
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Ommegang Three Philosophers wins this one right now.
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Sitting on porches in good company, having fires and musing over the meaning of existence.
Who headlines your music festival?
Tom Petty, RIP.
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Whichever team the guys are excited about.

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EMMA
SWYSGOOD

Bartender


Hometown:
Sunbury, Ohio
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
1862 all day, everyday.
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Electric Jellyfish IPA from Pinthouse Pizza & Brewing in Austin, Texas.
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Makin’ sweet music.
Who headlines your music festival?
Me! And THEN Björk.
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Whoever wins the biggest trophy, right?
 

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CHRIS
HEIDEL

Bartender + Sound Technician


Hometown:
Houston, Texas
Favorite Land Grant Beer:
I suppose I typically go for Greenskeeper. If available, One Goal One Rye’d. But, I would love to have another Kins.
Favorite Non Land-Grant Beer:
Oblivex by Tired Hands
Favorite Activity Outside of the Brewery:
Playing tunes with my friends
Who headlines your music festival?
Dawes
Who is the greatest sports team in the world?
Houston Texans

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