Jay Bergantim
Brewmaster

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
Owner-operator

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
Owner-Operator

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. 

DJ Jutze
Sales Rep
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
Accounting

Carol Goode, Accounting

Carol would like you to know accountants can be funny too! Having been here from the very beginning, she remembers our very sophisticated accounting system back in the day when we served our beer out of the production warehouse. It involved bags of raffle tickets and let's just say she's happy we've moved on to more traditional methods of keeping track of our inventory! Although she was born in Turkey, Carol has been a longtime resident of Virginia. When she's not at work, making home improvements indoors and out, cooking and catching up on anything PBS Masterpiece—her favorites include The Durrells in Corfu, Unforgotten, and All Creatures Great & Small. Carol's favorite OBH beer? Vixen Irish Red. 

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. 

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.  

 

Anthony Cafiero
Brewer
Chris Gordon
Assistant Cellarman
Richard Neufield
Brewer
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. 

 

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.

Jeff Gilpin
Beertender/Busser
Mason Meador
Beertender/Busser
Jeremy Wooster
Beertender
Joey Schoenwetter
Beertender
Christa Bauserman
Beertender
Mark Libby
Equipment Tech
Cameron Wollard
Beertender
Ricardo Padilla
Beertender
Alexis Kuiper
Beertender

Alexis Kuiper, Beertender

Originally hailing from the mid-west (specifically, South Dakota) Alexis is one of the sweetest members of our taproom team! As a big craft beer fan, Alexis is a perfect fit for the team and a great person to ask when you need a recommendation—when she's not on the clock you can find her drinking her favorite OBH IPA or Imperial Sour or exploring other Virginia craft breweries. Some of Alexis' other hobbies include hiking, paddle boarding, painting and off-roading—say hi if you see her behind the bar!

Stephanie Fitzpatrick
Beertender
Kristy Bergantim
Beertender

Kristy Bergantim , Beertender

Kristy is one of those people you just like to be around, with an infectious smile, and vibrant personality. Originally from Berkley, MA, Kristy and her husband Jay (our brewmaster!) moved to Virginia and now live nearby with their dog Hunter who also happens to be the inspiration behind our Water Dog IPA! When she's not behind the bar, Kristy works as a personal trainer, or you might find her watching reruns of Golden Girls, Seinfeld, or The Office. Her favorite OBH beer? Any of the sours or stouts, or (of course) Water Dog IPA! 

Jack Boldt
Busser

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