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
Richmond General Manager

Allie Hochman

Allie Hochman

Richmond General Manager


  • Email
    richmond@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….

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!

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 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.

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
Sales Director

Alisha Ames

Alisha Ames

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!

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...

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
    Roxanne
  • 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
Roanoke General Manager

Alex Conner

Alex Conner

Roanoke General Manager


  • 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!

Skip Roberts Skip Roberts

Skip Roberts
Crozet General Manager

Skip Roberts

Skip Roberts

Crozet General Manager


  • Email
    skip@starrhill.com
  • 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.

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

    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.