Jay Bergantim

Jay Bergantim, Brewmaster

Born and raised in Southeastern, MA, Jay has been in the beer industry for 11 years (and drinking beer for longer!) Although Jay will tell you he’s not a fan of being in the spotlight, having two Gold Medal-winning beers from the Virginia Beer Cup under his belt is proof of his talent and passion for brewing. His favorite beer style is anything dry, crisp, and hoppy.

Ike Broaddus

Ike Broaddus, Owner-operator

Ike is just as comfortable crunching numbers as he is playing in his classic rock band.  He is always looking forward, and makes sure we think about sustainability in all we do.


Julie Broaddus

Julie Broaddus, Owner-Operator

It's impossible to summarize everything Julie does for the company, but we'll do our best! Chances are, if it has to do with the beer, brand, or taproom, Julie has had her hand in it. Originally from San Jose, California, Julie has spent the last 35 years calling Virginia home. When she's not helping to create delicious and funky beers, you'll find her enjoying time outside in nature, working in the barnyard with her goats, chickens, rabbits, and ducks, completing a New York Times crossword, playing a game of bridge or attempting Chopin nocturnes on the piano. Her favorite OBH memory? Setting up our first Holiday Market!

Erica Davidson
Quality Assurance Manager

Erica Davidson , Quality Assurance Manager

Erica's job may be behind the scenes but, while her work begins in the lab, it ends with the beer in your hand and ensures that each glass maintains the consistent quality you've come to expect. A big fan of the outdoors, Erica has biked the C&O Towpath twice (184.5 miles between Georgetown and Cumberland, MD) and enjoys other nature-inspired activities like camping, especially when accompanied by her pup Ellie. Her favorite OBH beer? Graffit House West Coast IPA & Water Dog IPA! 


Will Caroll
Director of Sales

Will Caroll, Director of Sales

A Virginia native, and a major craft beer enthusiast, Will is our Director of Sales here at Old Bust Head. In his spare time, Will likes spending time with his family, catching a Caps game (rock the red!), or strumming a tune on the guitar. His favorite part of working at OBH is that he gets to connect with people all over VA/DC/MD, getting the word out about OBH and our mission and, most importantly, our beer into your hands. Will spent some time living in Australia, so if you see him in taproom don't be afraid to throw a "g'day mate" his way. Just don't tell him it was our idea. 

Patricia Larsen
Lead Ambassador
Mark Mannix
Supply Chain Manger, Beertender, Team Lead

Mark Mannix, Supply Chain Manger, Beertender, Team Lead

Mark is well into his 5th year as a beer tender at OBH and is a rock of the Old Bust Head weekend team.  An active home-brewer, and Cicerone Certified Beer Server, Mark is ready to go deep into the details with any customer.  Behind the scenes Mark manages the taproom beer inventory and supply chain and represents the taproom in all beer-related decisions including what styles to put on tap.  So love that gose?  Want an Italian lager, or have a favorite New Zealand hop?  Mark is the guy behind the bar who can help make it happen.


Carol Goode
Dan Barrett
Special Projects

Dan Barrett, Special Projects

From designing new merch for the taproom, booking our live music, accounts payable, responding to customer questions, (his most common question: Is Old Bust Head dog friendly? Answer: Heck yeah!)—Dan wears a lot of hats here at Old Bust Head. No matter the task, Dan brings a fresh perspective and his favorite part about his job is seeing the payoff when customers are enjoying great beer and each others company. When not at work, you can find Dan enjoying his time off playing music, spending time with his wife or supporting his favorite sports team the Washington Capitals. "C-A-P-S caps caps caps!"   

Cara O'Neal
Digital Media, Events

Cara O'Neal, Digital Media, Events

Photographer, graphic designer, social media guru, customer inquiry response specialist, what more could you ask for?  Cara has been with OBH for 6 years - starting as a beertender and now working in the back office, she loves that her job looks a little different every day and stokes her creative fire.  When she’s not having a glass of her favorite OBH beer, Tangerine Pineapple Imperial Sour, she’s off exploring new levels of spiciness from her growing collection of hot sauces.

Eli Fiorillo
Event Planning, Assistant Operations Manager

Eli Fiorillo, Event Planning, Assistant Operations Manager

Eli joined our team in 2019 and has been helping pull off events like our Spring/Holiday Markets, car shows and Benefit 5K ever since. You might find him hanging decorations in the taproom or running sound check at our monthly Open Mic (you might even find him performing on stage)—Eli does a little bit of everything to make sure our events go smoothly but the good news is that says all that hard work is what makes the job rewarding! Eli's favorite OBH beer? Pineapple Certain Swagger. 

Jenn Hilleary
Private Events
Michele Morgan
Private Parites, Food Trucks
Kirk Heydt
Beertender & Chalk Artist

Kirk Heydt, Beertender & Chalk Artist

If you see lights on at OBH at 1am, it is most likely Kirk Heydt putting up some new chalk art to inspire customers as they walk through the door—though his humble nature probably keeps most customers in the dark about this talent. Years home brewing with his family-in-law, Kirk’s beer knowledge is both studied and hands on. Almost 6 years beer tending at OBH, and a veteran of the OBH’s in-house two year BJCP training, Kirk’s experience, kindness, humility, and talent have earned him a place in the heart of OBH customers.  


Chris Gordon
Assistant Cellarman
Anthony Cafiero
Ricky Soto
Richard Neufield
Kevin Predmore
Beertender, Office Admin

Kevin Predmore, Beertender, Office Admin

KEVIN PREDMORE’s deadpan humor is not lost on OBH regulars.  But don’t let the kilt, pirate, or St. Patrick costume throw you off. In addition to completing the 2 year BJCP training at OBH, Kevin is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, and gives a straight answer when it comes to anything beer-related.  #1 in devotion, Kevin has made the brewery his home since nearly OBH-day-one, and can always be found there—whether on or off the clock—making the customer experience and the OBH team as good as it can be. 


John Fuller
Beertender, Team Lead

John Fuller, Beertender, Team Lead

A 5+year veteran of the OBH beer tending team, and home brewer, John was voted one of the nicest people behind the bar by his peers. John is calm, cool, and never gets flustered—despite the fact that he has been managing the OBH taproom schedule for more than 5 years.  John loves sharing his passion for craft beer and gives interactive tours of the OBH production facility. “The joke in the taproom is that when I do tours they take forever…I guess I can tend to talk a lot…but…it’s not just me talking”. For John, customer service springs naturally from his love of craft.


Dave Huff
Beertender, Team Lead

Dave Huff, Beertender, Team Lead

Coming up on 6 years serving customers at OBH, Dave is also member of one of Old Bust Head’s most popular bands, Offstarr, who perform every year at the Old Bust Head Anniversary in August. Hanging out with Dave is like hanging out with a chill Jimmy Buffet. From Dave’s perspective “OBH customers are just a nice group of people…You greet a customer with a smile, and a sincere ‘how are you doing today’ and people you’ve never met will always smile back and be ready to talk. It’s pretty awesome”.  Dave’s relaxing, chill vibe is contagious to his customers.


Elizabeth Newton
Beertender, Cash Accounting, Counting period.

Elizabeth Newton, Beertender, Cash Accounting, Counting period.

Elizabeth Newton is a devoted craft beer fan and her beer knowledge is impressive. In addition to completing OBH’s two year long in-house BJCP training, Elizabeth attended 2015 GABF in Colorado with the OBH team, and spends much of her time off visiting other breweries near and far to broaden her perspective. The “Gold Standard” of customer service her favorite part of beer tending is listening to her customers tastes and matching them to beers they’ll enjoy.  She’ll surprise you too—Elizabeth makes a mean Septa Unella—dressing the part for her customers at OBH’s Game of Thrones Trivia night.

Colin Seltzer
Taproom Manager

Colin Seltzer, Taproom Manager

Our youngest and most sociable beer tender, Colin started at OBH bussing tables when he was just 16.  Now, more than 5 years later Colin is a favorite among people on both sides of the bar for his fantastic attitude, warmth, and willingness to do anything for anyone.  He is usually wearing short shorts (even in the winter) and has said he’d like to open his own short shorts company some day.  Colin also shares Old Bust Head’s friendly dedication to the environment and is constantly finding ways to reduce our impact on the planet.


Jeff Gilpin
Mark Towse
Draft Tech, Busser

Mark Towse, Draft Tech, Busser

In the 5+ years since Mark Towse began at Old Bust Head, he has beer tended, bussed, cleaned draft lines, and worked the package line.  In the taproom he prefers bussing to beer tending, not only because he understands the importance of keeping things spanking clean, but because he loves visiting with customers along the way. Devoted to customer service, Mark never fails to have a smile and spread his positive attitude to those around him. 


Pete Quell
Draft Tech, Busser

Pete Quell, Draft Tech, Busser

Pete prefers bussing to beer tending, but has been getting to know OBH customers for more than 5 years in one capacity or another.  He is OBH’s senior draft tech, works the packaging line, and still steps in to buss in the taproom when needed.  Customer service  along with service to community is #1 to Pete.  He’s been giving blood and platelets at INOVA for over 45 years and regularly volunteers for Dulles Airport honor flights, helping WWII vets see the memorial for the war in which they fought.


Mason Meador
Steve Herholtz
Volunteer Coordinator
Jeremy Wooster
Tiffany Shepard
Beertender, Office Admin
Joey Schoenwetter
Christa Bauserman
Mark Libby
Equipment Tech
Cameron Wollard
Ricardo Padilla
Alexis Kuiper
Stephanie Fitzpatrick
Mike Poulin

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