The only way to brew great beer is to have great people working together. Our team is full of passionate beer lovers who are driven to share great beer with the world.

Want to join the Starr Hill team? Check out our job openings.

Brewery Staff

Robbie O’Cain Robbie O’Cain

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Robbie O’Cain

Robbie O’Cain

Brewmaster


  • Hometown
    Asheville, NC
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Whiter Shade
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Double Platinum and Spinach & Ricotta Pizza

  • Favorite Music

    Otis Redding

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Road trip to Smooth Ambler in West Virginia to pick up bourbon barrels.

Pete Barry Pete Barry

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Pete Barry

Pete Barry

Manager of Operations Maintenance


  • Hometown
    Arlington, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Grapefruit King of Hop
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Oysters on the half shell and Dark Starr Stout

  • Favorite Music

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Still makin' 'em.

Josh Cromwell Josh Cromwell

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Josh Cromwell

Business Manager


  • Hometown
    Midlothian, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Grateful
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Grateful Pale Ale and Fish Tacos

  • Favorite Music

    "Fat Lip" by Sum 41

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Road trippin’ to Smooth Ambler Spirits in WV in the sleet and snow with Robbie. We got a private tour of the distillery and awesome cocktails with John and Nik, then loaded up a trailer with 20 empty bourbon barrels to bring back to Crozet.

Jack Goodall Jack Goodall

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Jack Goodall

Jack Goodall

Marketing Manager


  • Hometown
    Kennett Square, PA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Whiter Shade
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Reviver Red IPA & Citizen Burger

  • Favorite Music

    Beatles, Nirvana, Radiohead, Wilco, Motion City Soundtrack, Tame Impala, War On Drugs, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Diarrhea Planet.

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Our team building a house in Crozet with Habitat for Humanity

Allie Hochman Allie Hochman

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Allie Hochman

Allie Hochman

Tap Room Manager & Marketing Extraordinaire


  • Email
    allie@starrhill.com
  • Hometown
    Merrick, NY
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Double Bass
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Whiter Shade with Mexican or Thai food.

  • Favorite Music

    Coheed & Cambria

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Enjoying my first pint in the new Tap Room.

Crystal Wesch Crystal Wesch

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Crystal Wesch

Crystal Wesch

Senior Business Analyst


  • Hometown
    Eastern Shore, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Whiter Shade
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Northern Lights with a burger (preferably Jack Brown’s) & sweet potato fries

  • Favorite Music

    Avett Brothers

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Any outing with the crew, my first Bonnaroo experience, birthday celebrations & working Floydfest, bringing Starr Hill to Front Porch Fest, and the list continues….

Jason Porter Jason Porter

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Jason Porter

Jason Porter

Quality Assurance Manager


  • Hometown
    North Royalton, OH
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Grateful
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    There’s too many! Double Platinum and pizza, Soul Shine and anything BBQ, Dark Starr with (and in) brownies.

  • Favorite Music

    Depending on the day, you can hear old school hip-hop, orchestral, today’s pop music, punk rock, 80’s rock or a variety of other genres coming out of the lab. Music is awesome, and I love it all!

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

My first week here was during the World Cup. We had a packed tap room for one of the USA games. It was a lot of fun getting to know all the people that work here.

Liz Master Liz Master

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Liz Master

Liz Master

Business Analyst


  • Hometown
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Reviver
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    King of Hop Habañero with Fish Tacos

  • Favorite Music

    "Jolene" by Dolly Parton

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Still making them… but that time Dio let me drive the pallet jack probably tops the list.

Jenna Hochman Jenna Hochman

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Jenna Hochman

Jenna Hochman

Marketing & Administrative Associate


  • Hometown
    Merrick, NY
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Mango Genius (Brothers)
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Little Red RooStarr Coffee Cream Stout + homemade waffles

  • Favorite Music

    Alvvays, Kendrick, and White Reaper

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Festival. Season.

Production Team

Dio Fazlali Dio Fazlali

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Dio Fazlali

Dio Fazlali

Group Leader: Warehouse Operations


  • Hometown
    Tehran, Iran
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Jomo and Pizza

  • Favorite Music

    Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Just having the Gift of Great Beer end of your shift is the great memory of yesterday.

Trey McCoy Trey McCoy

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Trey McCoy

Trey McCoy

Team Leader: Brewing


  • Hometown
    Rustburg, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Dark Starr
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Dark Starr and Carolina Barbecue

  • Favorite Music

    George Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Bluegrass

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Catching a snake in the brewery.

Claude Matherne Claude Matherne

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Claude Matherne

Claude Matherne

Packaging Technician


  • Hometown
    Metairie, LA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Shakedown
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Grateful and Hot Wings

  • Favorite Music

    Judas Priest

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Playing Yahtzee in the Tap Room

Philip Drotleff Philip Drotleff

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Philip Drotleff

Philip Drotleff

Brewer


  • Hometown
    Cleveland, OH
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Debut Coffee IPA
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Cream cheese and lox on an everything bagel with rauchbier.

  • Favorite Music

    Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Motörhead, and The Sonics.

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Defending our fried chicken stash from UVA kids at the Starr Hill plot at Foxfield.

Timmy Green Timmy Green

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Timmy Green

Timmy Green

Brewer


  • Hometown
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Northern Lights
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Chicken wings and any cold beer--like Pale Ale or Northern Lights

  • Favorite Music

    "There Must Be a Better World Somewhere" by B.B. King

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Getting to work with Trey McCoy and Skip every day.

Ryan Gruntz Ryan Gruntz

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Ryan Gruntz

Ryan Gruntz

Brewer


  • Hometown
    McLean, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    King of Hop
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    The Love with a spicy Thai or Indian curry

  • Favorite Music

    "Career Opportunities" by The Clash

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

My favorite experiences at Starr Hill have been hearing all the great, enthusiastic responses from our customers and fans at beer festivals and special events.

Jake Foster Jake Foster

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Jake Foster

Jake Foster

Brewer


  • Hometown
    Mathews County, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Soul Shine
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Starr Pils and Sushi

  • Favorite Music

    Anything from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Charles Bradley...most of the Daptones label.

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

I was on summer vacation with my family the day that Brian called me and offered the job as a brewer at Starr Hill. When you believe in yourself and take risks, your dreams become reality.

Skip Roberts Skip Roberts

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Skip Roberts

Skip Roberts

Lead Packaging Technician


  • Hometown
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Whiter Shade
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Whiter Shade and Pork Tacos

  • Favorite Music

    Aesop Rock.. and many more.

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Winning a medal at the Chili Cookoff for Reviver Red IPA with Habañero.

Billy Lancaster Billy Lancaster

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Billy Lancaster

Billy Lancaster

Packaging Technician


  • Hometown
    Harrisonburg, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    King of Hop
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Soul Shine and Mexican Food

  • Favorite Music

    "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Kegging all the beer for LOCKN' Festival.

Sales Team

Duke Fox Duke Fox

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Duke Fox

Duke Fox

Vice President of Sales


  • Hometown
    Washington, D.C.
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    The Love
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    The Love and Fried Chicken

  • Favorite Music

    Laredo by Band of Horses

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Widespread Panic at LOCKN'.

Alisha Ames Alisha Ames

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Alisha Ames

Alisha Ames

Market Manager


  • Email
    alisha@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    703.851.2959
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHillVA
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHillVA
  • Hometown
    Sterling, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Boxcarr
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Boxcar with Porter Cheesecake (great job Black Bear Bistro)

  • Favorite Music

    Right now I am really feeling some Zac Brown Band

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

The first time I went to the brewery on West Main Street, back when I was in college living behind The Corner. I never knew seeing that local band live there and drinking my first Starr Hill Jomo was going to change me so much! But that is what Starr Hill is all about. As Mark would say, his hope is that everyone tries a Starr Hill for the first time listening to a local band, and that is exactly how my journey started. I am sure that there will be many more to come, and I look forward to seeing several others try their first Starr Hill beer the same way!

Brian Shields Brian Shields

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Brian Shields

Market Manager


  • Email
    bshields@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    267.994.5092
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHill_PA
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHillPhilly
  • Hometown
    Conshohocken, PA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Northern Lights
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Northern Lights and Grilled Baja Fish Tacos

  • Favorite Music

    Older stuff like the Dead and the Allman Brothers, right now I’m listening to a lot of Railroad Earth, Greensky, and The Infamous Stringdusters

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

So far, it’s been a great ride working for Starr Hill. Being able to drink a Northern Lights at the Dave Matthews Band Concert when they came through Philly in December was pretty amazing. It was one of the best concerts I’ve seen in a while. The whole culture and environment that Starr Hill has created is definitely something I’m proud to be a part of.

Jeremy Guthrie Jeremy Guthrie

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Jeremy Guthrie

Market Manager


  • Email
    jeremy@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    919.423.3992
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHill_NC
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHillNC
  • Hometown
    Beaufort, NC
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Bourbon Barrel Shakedown
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Grateful Pale Ale and Mexican.

  • Favorite Music

    Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Widespread Panic

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Getting the call that I had landed the NC Market Manager position, along with training at the brewery.

Ross Salese Ross Salese

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Ross Salese

Sales Representative


  • Email
    ross@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    609.694.2226
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHill_DC
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHill_DC
  • Hometown
    Medford, NJ
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Reviver
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Grateful Pale Ale and Al Pastor Tacos

  • Favorite Music

    "This Must Be The Place" by Talking Heads

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Landing the job and going down to C'ville to meet everyone.

Nate Izquierdo Nate Izquierdo

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Nate Izquierdo

Sales Representative


  • Email
    nate@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    540.735.4957
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHillVA
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHillVA
  • Hometown
    Stafford, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Sublime
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Reviver Red IPA and Triangle's Drunken Noodle because it's the best.

  • Favorite Music

    "Bartholomew" by The Silent Comedy

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

I arrived early for my job interview, and after driving for two hours, I felt parched and ordered a nice cold and refreshing Grateful. Before finishing the beer, I was called in for the interview and off of habit I brought my beer with me. It wasn't until a few minutes in did I notice I was drinking a beer at a job interview. No one batted an eye at what I thought was socially odd behavior; it was that moment I knew I was home.

Kirsten Layser Kirsten Layser

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Kirsten Layser

Sales Representative


  • Email
    kirsten@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    717.574.4620
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHillPA
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHill_PA
  • Hometown
    Carlisle, PA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Lemon-Lime King of Hop
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Lemon-Lime King of Hop Imperial IPA and Smoked Bar-B-Que Pork Loin.

  • Favorite Music

    I’m a country girl all the way, so anything country from Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash to Chris Stapleton and Blake Shelton. My favorite song is “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice.

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

I just started with this team a few weeks ago, and I think it was day two of meeting everyone on this team when I went to my first “Hop on Tour” event. I met Bryce and Gretchen, and we drove an hour in the pouring rain to a restaurant with 21 of our beers on draft. The place was packed, despite the rain, and we had a ton of fun. It was a fantastic introduction to Starr Hill!

Kyle C. Rudd Kyle C. Rudd

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Kyle C. Rudd

Market Manager


  • Email
    kyle@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    678.557.3383
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHill_GA
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHill_GA
  • Hometown
    Marietta, GA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Snow Blind
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Reviver Red IPA with Venison Shepherds Pie.

  • Favorite Music

    Shaman's Harvest

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

My favorite Starr Hill memory is IPA JAMBEEREE, getting to meet and bond with the rest of the Starr Hill family for the first time.

Kimmie Krohn Kimmie Krohn

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Kimmie Krohn

Sales Representative


  • Email
    kimmie@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    919.818.1293
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHill_NC
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHillNC
  • Hometown
    Raleigh, NC
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    The Hook
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Northern Lights and Cheese Fries.

  • Favorite Music

    Ryan Adams, Anderson East, Ray LaMontagne

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

My first sale! And tasting all of the beers in the Tap Room during training.

Suzanne Gendreau Suzanne Gendreau

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Suzanne Gendreau

Sales Representative


  • Email
    suzanne@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    540.270.6641
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHillVA
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHillVA
  • Hometown
    Warrenton, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Berliner Weisse
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Reviver Red IPA with Massaman Curry.

  • Favorite Music

    "Blue Umbrella" by John Prine

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Learning that Jason Porter (our Quality Assurance Manager) worked with my craft beer hero, Charles Bamforth (the “Pope of Foam”), at UC Davis. It was like meeting Michael Jackson’s best friend.

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Ryan Palmer

Market Manager


  • Email
    ryan@starrhill.com
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHill_MD
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHill_MD
  • Hometown
    Oil City, PA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Debut Coffee IPA
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Jomo and a Shot of Pikesville Rye.

  • Favorite Music

    Anything with a good beat.

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

I make a living selling some of the best beer in the country--every day is a new favorite memory.

Trev Zumpano Trev Zumpano

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Trev Zumpano

Sales Representative


  • Email
    trevor@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    267.242.9309
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHillPA
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHill_PA
  • Hometown
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Reviver
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Give me a burger and an IPA any day.

  • Favorite Music

    Local and loud punk rock

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Going from Brand Ambassador to full-time Starr Hill Sales Rep.

Tap Room Staff

Henry Young Henry Young

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Henry Young

Tap Room Staff


  • Hometown
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Grateful
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Double Platinum and a burger

  • Favorite Music

    Phish

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

LOCKN’ 2014

Tiernan Boland Tiernan Boland

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Tiernan Boland

Tiernan Boland

Bartender


  • Hometown
    Toronto, ON
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Last Leaf
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    The Hook and Blue Crab from Hatteras, NC.

  • Favorite Music

    Nathaniel Ratliff and the Night Sweats, Dave Matthews (duh), and The Sheepdogs

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Da​ncing to Phish at Lockn' 2016 with the ultimate Phish fan, Henry Young.