Good beer made by good people. That’s what Upland is all about, and these are the good people behind the bottles. Our team is filled with inventive, inspiring, kind, and funny people who work in the production areas, the kitchens, the taprooms, and the offices. We can’t list them all, but they know who they are. Instead, we’ll list a few key contacts that you might want to know, and encourage you to stop by an Upland location to meet the rest.

Brewery, Packaging and Brewery Operations

David Bower, President

Pete Batule, Chief Operation Officer


  • Brandon Cheek, Operations/Safety/Maintenance Manager
  • Patrick Lynch, Lead Brewer
  • Matt Wisley, Innovation Lead/Brewer
  • Zech Algood, Barrel Program Lead/Brewer
  • Charlie Newell, Brewer
  • Bill Mullins, Cellarman
  • Bryan McCarthy, Cellarman
  • Jim Wheeler, Assistant Brewer
  • Eli Trinkle, Lead Sour Brewer
  • Nick Nehring, Sour Cellarman
  • Nik Cox, Maintenance Lead


  • Dan Barrett, Controller
  • Alex Welp, Accountant
  • Beth Holbrook, Payroll
  • Alli Medley, HR Manager


  • Joe Tarnow, Packaging & Shipping Manager
  • Breanne Siniard, Packaging Team Lead
  • Bobby Fiscus, Packaging Team
  • Shane Lyons, Packaging Team
  • Brenton Smith, Packaging Team
  • Danny McFarland, Warehouse & Shipping
  • Ricky Brown, Delivery Driver

Quality Assurance

  • Adam Covey, Quality Manager
  • Devin Valdez, Quality Analyst

Retail Locations

Arshad Zafar, VP of Retail

Paddy Cullen, Director of Culinary Operations


Bloomington Brewpub

  • Patrick Frataccia, General Manager
  • Jordan Melwid, Kitchen Manager
  • Kelly Hogan, Banquet Manager

Carmel Tap House

  • Eric Huse, General Manager
  • Lisa Boswell, Executive Chef

Wood Shop

  • Brian Hettmansperger, General Manager


  • Ingrid Davenport

West Side Beer Bar

  • Ian Van Camp, General Manager

College Ave. Tasting Room

  • Erica Miller, General Manager
  • Sarah Fackler, Assistant General Manager

Columbus Pump House

  • Tabitha Lewis, General Manager
  • Chad Seacrest, Executive Chef
  • Ashley Knetchel, Banquet Manager


  • Jessica Olry

Sales and Marketing

David Bower, President


Matt Mitchell, Sales Operations Director

Iris Cannaday, Indiana Sales Lead

Kyle Rehder, Northern IN Market Manager

Carly Hopkins, IN Market Manager

Allison Dalluege, IN Market Manager

Sam Howell, Southern IN, KY & OH Market Manager


Kate Langdon, Marketing Director

Matthew Batty, Brand Manager/Creative Director

Erin McFadden, Retail Promotions Manager



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