Our Crew


You have three sentences to tell your story. Go:
Well the family settled in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1635, and we’ve been puttering around New England ever since; I was born a bit after that. I come from an art background, and have been professionally (and passionately) fermenting things, mostly craft beer, for 25 years and have way too many interests: old cars, history, guitars and old tube amps, gardening, cooking, beekeeping, composting, blacksmithing…really it’s kind of ridiculous. I am psyched to be so warmly welcomed at Downeast!

What’s your favorite non-cider activity in the cider house?
Taking in the sunrise and sunset
​over Boston, and the dogs are great to see in the office.

If you are fired tomorrow, what will you be doing next week?
Probably looking to ferment something. And live in the woods.

What alcoholic beverage is most frightening to you?
Tequila and I had an infamous divorce in my youth, but we kissed and made up. But really the lab grade anhydrous ethanol that my old friend “borrowed” from grad school was not good to have around.

If you could bring one person onto the Downeast team who would it be and why?
Hmm…while I have many industry friends that would bring a lot here, I have to say John Adams, the founding father and truly an outstanding guy. Probably because he crushed a quart of hard cider every day with breakfast. Sadly he isn’t available.