The only way to brew great beer is to have great people working together.
Meet our team is full of passionate beer lovers who help share Starr Hill with the world.

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Brewery Staff

Robbie O’Cain Robbie O’Cain

Robbie O’Cain
Brewmaster

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.

Duke Fox Duke Fox

Duke Fox
Vice President of Sales

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'.

Josh Cromwell Josh Cromwell

Josh Cromwell
Finance Manager

Josh Cromwell

Josh Cromwell

Finance 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.

Pete Barry Pete Barry

Pete Barry
Manager of Operations Maintenance

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.

Allie Hochman Allie Hochman

Allie Hochman
Manager of Retail Operations

Allie Hochman

Allie Hochman

Manager of Retail Operations


  • Email
    taproom@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

Crystal Wesch
Business Systems Manager

Crystal Wesch

Crystal Wesch

Business Systems Manager


  • 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

Jason Porter
Quality Assurance Manager

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.

Jenna Hochman Jenna Hochman

Jenna Hochman
Marketing & Digital Media Manager

Jenna Hochman

Jenna Hochman

Marketing & Digital Media Manager


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

    Little Red RooStarr Coffee Cream Stout + homemade waffles

  • Favorite Music

    Fiona Apple, LCD Soundsystem, Jungle

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

GABF 2017 in Denver with the crew!

BJ Swing BJ Swing

BJ Swing
Marketing & Graphic Design Manager

BJ Swing

BJ Swing

Marketing & Graphic Design Manager


  • Hometown
    Winston Salem, NC
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Looking Glass
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Front Row Golden Ale and Hot Wings

  • Favorite Music

    Mutemath, IAMDYNAMITE, Eagle of Death Metal, Katy Perry, Pearl Jam, Run the Jewels

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Going to GABF in Denver for the first time with the Marketing and Brewing team.

Kelly Berrang Kelly Berrang

Kelly Berrang
Demand Planning Analyst

Kelly Berrang

Kelly Berrang

Demand Planning Analyst


  • Hometown
    Tallahassee, FL
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Looking Glass
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Northern Lights and tacos of any kind, preferably spicy!

  • Favorite Music

    Bruce Springsteen, Avett Brothers, Love Canon, Queen, HAIM, Amos Lee

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

I have many more to make, but I've loved getting to know the awesome people that work here!

Skip Roberts Skip Roberts

Skip Roberts
Admin Asst. and a dope bartender

Skip Roberts

Skip Roberts

Admin Asst. and a dope bartender


  • 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.

Production Team

Dio Fazlali Dio Fazlali

Dio Fazlali
Group Leader: Warehouse Operations

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

Trey McCoy
Team Leader: Brewing

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.

Timmy Green Timmy Green

Timmy Green
Brewer

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

Ryan Gruntz
Brewer

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

Jake Foster
Brewer

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.

John Rotman John Rotman

John Rotman
Brewer

John Rotman

John Rotman

Brewer


  • Hometown
    Boise, ID
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Basketcase
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Brats and beer is always a great pairing!

  • Favorite Music

    Classic Rock

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Judging a home brew competition down at the new Roanoke taproom

Philip Drotleff Philip Drotleff

Philip Drotleff
Brewer

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.

Billy Lancaster Billy Lancaster

Billy Lancaster
Packaging Technician

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.

Michael Martin Michael Martin

Michael Martin
Packaging Technician

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Packaging Technician


  • Hometown
    Richmond, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Sublime
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Dark Starr Stout and Gorilla Tots

  • Favorite Music

    Zac Brown Band, Lindsey Stirling, Skrillex

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Stumbling to the Starr Hill tent at FoxField, watching Dio chase a mouse, and befriending and then trapping Ricky the Raccoon

Sales Team

Alisha Ames Alisha Ames

Alisha Ames
Southeast Sales Director

Alisha Ames

Alisha Ames

Southeast Sales Director


  • 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

    Boxcarr 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

Brian Shields
Northeast Sales Director

Brian Shields

Brian Shields

Northeast Sales Director


  • 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.

Gretchen Greggs Gretchen Greggs

Gretchen Greggs
Western VA Sales Representative

Gretchen Greggs

Gretchen Greggs

Western VA Sales Representative


  • Email
    gretchen@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    804.396.0379
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHillVA
  • Twitter Handle
    StarrHillVA
  • Hometown
    Richmond, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Looking Glass
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Pizza and Northern Lights

  • Favorite Music

    Susan Tedeschi

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

The fact that I have a job that supports my love for live music is amazing, every show I get to see is my favorite...

Suzanne Gendreau Suzanne Gendreau

Suzanne Gendreau
Northern VA Sales Representative

Suzanne Gendreau

Suzanne Gendreau

Northern VA 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.

Allan Hutchins Allan Hutchins

Allan Hutchins
Washington D.C. Sales Representative

Allan Hutchins

Allan Hutchins

Washington D.C. Sales Representative


  • Email
    allan@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    410.707.2512
  • Instagram Handle
    StarrHill_DC
  • Hometown
    Columbia, MD
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    The Love
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    An IPA paired with Wings

  • Favorite Music

    2000’s Alt Rock / Odesza / Bassnectar

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Bringing my dog Winchester to his first brewery experience, sitting outside of the tasting room in 2015

Trev Zumpano Trev Zumpano

Trev Zumpano
Philadelphia PA Sales Representative

Trev Zumpano

Trev Zumpano

Philadelphia PA 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.

Frank Fochtman Frank Fochtman

Frank Fochtman
Pennsylvania Sales Representative

Frank Fochtman

Frank Fochtman

Pennsylvania Sales Representative


  • Email
    frank@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    717.668.0481
  • Instagram Handle
    @StarrHill_PA
  • Twitter Handle
    @AnotherBeerRep
  • Hometown
    Levittown, PA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Looking Glass
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Double IPA and Crème Brulee

  • Favorite Music

    Reggae with close friends

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Christmas party bottle share!

Kristen Meier Kristen Meier

Kristen Meier
Tennessee Sales Representative

Kristen Meier

Kristen Meier

Tennessee Sales Representative


  • Email
    kristen@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    615.306.7226
  • Instagram Handle
    @StarrHill.Nashville
  • Hometown
    Omaha, NE
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Looking Glass
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Looking Glass and hot chicken tacos OR The Hook and fish tacos... any beer and tacos.

  • Favorite Music

    Fun. and Cole Swindell

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Happy Hour with the Starr Hill ladies in NC!

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson
Richmond VA Sales Representative

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

Richmond VA Sales Representative


  • Email
    chris@starrhill.com
  • Phone Number
    910.233.8576
  • Instagram Handle
    @StarrHillVA
  • Hometown
    Florence, SC
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Raspberry American Sour
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    The Love with wok-fried Calamari in garlic with Sichuan peppercorns

  • Favorite Music

    Wilco, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Janes Addiction, Old Crow, Sturgill Simpson, Nina Simone

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Seeing Dead & Co at LOCKN’ my first week with Starr Hill!

Tap Room Staff

Alex Conner Alex Conner

Alex Conner
Head Beertender Roanoke

Alex Conner

Alex Conner

Head Beertender Roanoke


  • Hometown
    Chesapeake, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Little Red RooStarr
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Little Red Roostarr and Tiramisu!! Yummmm!

  • Favorite Music

    Frank Turner, Will Varley, any 90s Pop

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

The big Grand Opening at the Pilot Brewery!

Aaron Pierce Aaron Pierce

Aaron Pierce
Head Beertender Roanoke

Aaron Pierce

Aaron Pierce

Head Beertender Roanoke


  • Email
    aaron@starrhill.com
  • Hometown
    Roanoke, VA
  • Favorite Starr Hill Beer
    Looking Glass
  • Favorite Food & Beer Pairing

    Grateful and spicy Thai food

  • Favorite Music

    Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, American Aquarium, and so so many more!

Favorite Starr Hill Memory

Getting to attend my first LOCKN' as a member of the Starr Hill family.

Henry Young Henry Young

Henry Young
Tap Room Staff

Henry Young

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

Tiernan Boland
Bartender

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.