Speakers for the 2019 Beer Marketing and Tourism Conference in Boise, Idaho | March 26-28 2019.
Daniel Lemin | Digital Marketing Author & Speaker
Daniel Lemin is an acclaimed global speaker, food technology co-founder, digital marketing veteran and author of Manipurated. He cut his teeth at Google on the global marketing team early in his career, but now mentors and consults with organizations like Hilton Hotels, the United Nations (Food & Agriculture Organization), Dole Foods, P.F. Chang’s, Procter & Gamble and Nestle USA.
Daniel is co-founder and chief marke3ng officer at Selectivor, a food intelligence plaporm startup. He is also a strategist with Jay Baer’s Convince & Convert, a consulting firm that helps prominent companies gain and keep more customers through the smart application of technology, social media, and customer service.
His most recent book, Talk Triggers, was released in Oct. 2018 with co-author Jay Baer (Porpolio/Penguin Books USA). Daniel will deliver the keynote speech at BMTC19.
Kevin York | Kevin York Communications
Kevin York is the president of Kevin York Communications, a Boston-area marketing communications agency that focuses on craft alcohol clients. His team of strategists, designers, and writers help breweries, cideries, and wineries tell their story, sell their product, and connect with drinkers through PR, social media, influencer & ambassador programs, design, and more. Prior to starting KYC, Kevin worked at agencies in San Francisco helping clients such as Disney, PlayStation, HP, and Adobe build and execute communications programs.
Julia Herz | Conference Welcome
Julia is the Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association, co-author of the free CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course, as well co-author of Beer Pairing (Voyageur Press). She is a life-long homebrewer, BJCP beer judge and Certified Cicerone®. She is also well-known as the dynamic voice of craft beer.
Scott Vitale | Spigot Labs
Ryan Evans | Bruz Beers
Ryan is a co-founder of Bruz Beers and is responsible for brewery operations. A Colorado native, Ryan has an MBA from the University of Denver and has extensive business experience – having held executive positions in several industries. Also a homebrewer, Ryan discovered Belgian beer while backpacking through Europe and couldn’t get them out of his mind. He returned from his travels with a thirst for Belgian beer and a love for Belgian culture.
An avid outdoor sports enthusiast, Ryan has climbed nearly all of Colorado’s “fourteeners”, Denali in Alaska three times, and is a lover of hiking, camping and backcountry skiing. Last summer, Ryan climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, adding it to the list of famous mountains he has summited.
Will Race | Alaskan Brewing Co.
Will Race has been a part of the Alaskan Brewing Marketing Team for the last six years. Will has been the Marketing Manger for the last four years focusing on bringing the creative and community messaging to Alaskans fans across the US. He graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Communications. Where he was taught to think differently and challenge the natural path forward. He has had the privilege of working amazing jobs and interacting with celebrities like Morgan Freeman and Ted Danson while traveling all over the State of Alaska for work from Barrow to Ketchikan and seeing all the state has to offer. When he’s not dreaming about beer, you might find him working on personal craft projects or leaving behind the mundane aspects of the daily grind playing in the wilderness surrounding Juneau, AK.
Audra Gaiziunas | Brewed for Her Ledger
Audra Gaiziunas is the CEO of Bhramari Brewing Company and Owner of Brewed For Her Ledger in Asheville, North Carolina. She has worked with 160+ breweries and brewpubs over the past 9 years and has served as Bhramari’s CEO the past two. She also served as Dogfish Head’s Controller from 2009 to 2010 and Mother Earth Brewing’s CFO from 2011 to 2014. She teaches Craft Brewery Accounting and Finance through the University of Vermont and University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has spoken at over a dozen conferences, authored articles for The New Brewer and is a nanobrewing columnist for Brew Your Own Magazine.
Andrew Greeley | Off-Centered Innkeeper, Dogfish INN
Andrew Greeley was born and raised in Golden, Colorado and craft beer and travel are in his blood. How else would he have landed in Delaware!? A former HS English teacher and coach, Andrew has been working at Dogfish Head for 7 years in hospitality wearing many hats from seasonal tour guide to Tour and Tasting Room Manager to Off-Centered INNkeeper at the Dogfish INN located in Lewes, Delaware. Andrew was on the ground floor when the INN launched in 2014. He currently sits on the board of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and is on the board for Southern Delaware Tourism the local DMO (Destination Marketing Organization).
Dave Phillips |Dave’s Travel and Events
Dave runs a small but expanding company in Sydney, Australia, that includes Dave’s Brewery Tours, a day tour operator of breweries in Sydney that is starting up in other Australian cities. His empire includes Dave’s Pub Walks and Dave’s Events and he is developing Aussie Ale Trails and the Institute of Beer training center.
Barry Hansen | Craft Beverage Tour Operators Association
Barry is a former professional brewer and the current COO of City Brew Tours, a Boston-based Inc. 5000 fastest growing company, serving the craft beer communities of seven different cities through brewery tours. Barry is also an integral member on the committee of the CBTOA, a non-profit organized to support craft beverage tour operators and grow their business opportunities by building bridges between its members and the craft beverage, tourism and allied communities around the world.
Ashley Rose Salvitti | BREWVANA
Ashley Rose Salvitti graduated from UNCG with a degree in Art, minor in Psychology with the hopes of going to grad school for Art Therapy, but she quickly realized that beer therapy was a better choice. After moving to Portland Oregon in 2007 and working in the (beer) service industry, she found herself playing tour guide for friends and family that came to visit. She realized it was an overwhelming task to decide where to go with so many choices and decided to take her passion for beer and Portland to the next level to create a brewery tour experience that highlighted the immense selection in a way that was approachable, educational and fun! Working with the breweries, BREWVANA launched in April of 2011 to showcase the vast selection and as the industry has grown, the company has also grown tremendously over the last 8 years. Today BREWVANA employs 6 beer lovers, runs 4 buses, offering both public and private tours, on foot and by bus, 7 days a week. The company has been featured on Start Up TV, Travel Channel, Delta sky magazine, Oregon Beer Growler and CNN. BREWVANA’s vision is to spread craft beer awareness globally, one tasting at a time! Ashley Rose’s role continues to evolve with her business and when she’s not celebrating craft beer on her tours, she enjoys spending time with husband and their daughter, enjoying the outdoors and doodling with paint, of course while sipping on local hand-crafted beer.
Hal Mooney | LA Beer Hop
Hal Mooney started LA Beer Hop in 2012 by selling his car and buying his first bus (“Sue” – named after his grandma). Now, Hal runs the company with his wife Cindy, managing a small team of six Beer Guides and three buses (“Sue”, “Jules”, and “Big Al”). Hal is also a founding member of the CBTOA and serves on its steering committee as the Treasurer for the 2018/2019 year. Hal and his wife are both Certified Cicerones® and incredibly passionate about sharing what they love about craft beer with everyone who comes on the LA Beer Hop.
Paige Francis | Payette Brewing
Originally from California, Paige Francis enrolled at Boise State University in 2009 and made Idaho her new home. Paige studied Marketing and Graphic Design and graduated with her BFA in Graphic Design. She served on the AIGA Board of Directors in various capacities for four years. AIGA is a national professional organization for graphic designers. In addition to recognizing the importance of quality graphic design, Paige is an avid craft beer aficionado.
With Paige’s passion for marketing, design, and craft beer, she knew working in the beer industry would be her dream career. Paige was named one of the “Women to Watch” in the craft beer industry in 2017.
Paige has worked at Payette Brewing for almost six years alongside her husband, who founded the brewery in 2011. Over the years, she has designed packaging, point of sale, merchandise, branding, event collateral and marketing materials, manages the public relations, social media content and campaigns, upcoming beer launches and marketing strategies, etc. Paige wears many hats at the brewery, which make her job interesting, challenging, and a blast!