I started working for Art between quarters at OU in the summer of 2009. We demolished and gutted what was Skippers Restaurant and set the stage for what would become the Public House today. The work, pizza, beer and the women were fantastic that summer…
Executive Chef, Public House Restaurant & Uptown Brewpub
How did you get your start at Jackie O’s?
I began in the summer of 2014 when I moved back to Ohio, after living in California for the previous 6 years. I began doing prep and making soups and specials twice a week, and then moved to the line as well. Then the fire happened and things and have constantly evolving ever since.
Play with my daughter, listen to music, collect vinyls, continuing to grow as a cook, sports, go to shows and festivals, bicycles, comics, camping, gardening, and movies to name a few.
I began hosting the Open Mic while we were still O’Hooley’s. I later began booking bands for the bar, both the Public House and the Brewpub. Later, when the Public House kitchen opened, I asked if I could become a prep cook. Request granted. Not long after, I said to Art that I thought I could make better bread than what we were getting from out purveyor and he said, “Okay.” Then I was in for it. I had been a baker before, but I realized there were better ways to make bread. This I learned on the job and from classes that Jackie O’s sent me to – mostly from the Bread Bakers Guild of America. I got to learn first-hand from some of the best bakers in America thanks to Art and Jackie O’s. I’ve been fortunate enough to hone my craft under these roofs ever since – going on ten years! Baking and brewing have been side by side for thousands of years, and I am honored to be able to continue this tradition at Jackie O’s. It fits what we are trying to do.
I have been a musician for most of my life. I still perform professionally, but baking has taken more control of my schedule. I can’t do the late night stuff anymore.I also love the &%*# out of my dogs!
I found myself trying to do school photography projects on Jackie O’s as often as I could, and I eventually started getting involved with the company. A part-time job grew into a full-time position, and I found ways to use my creativity to help develop an identity for Jackie O’s packaging and social media content.
Cars, Fashion, Food (eating not cooking), Typography, Climbing (trad not sport), Brunch
I was hired in June of 2011 after volunteering at beer tastings which raised money for a student organization nonprofit. After working on the construction buildout of the production brewery, I was hired full-time in the brewery after graduating from Ohio University.
In 2005, my friend and I were looking to buy a bar. In late 2005, through the urging of our great friend Brad Clark, we purchased O’Hooley’s, a run down brewpub installed in a building made for hobbits. We started with 5 employees. Unfortunatly, my mother was diagnosed with cancer in early 2006 and passed away 6 short months later, but not before knowing that the brewpub would be named in her honor. Jackie O’s became the name many of you know today in the Winter of 2007. With a ton of hard work and dedication, I have been holding on to this ride for the past 14 years and counting!
Skiing, reading, playing frisbee with Thermos the dog, traveling, language, teaching and learning!
I moved to Athens in 2008 for graduate school. My good friend, Katie Oestrike, told me I should move in with her brother, Andy (Art) and help organize him. Eleven years later…. we’re married and he’s still unorganizable!
Cooking, gardening, chasing our toddler Wilfred around, Survivor, going on walks on perfect Athens days, and seeing live music, preferably Phish!
Director of Lab Operations: Yeast Rancher & Microbe Hunter
How did you get your start at Jackie O’s?
In June 2011 as a student desperate for a job in my new hometown of Athens, I was lucky to be hired as a hostess uptown right before Ohio Brew Week that year. I then began serving food and eventually slinging drinks. I knew nothing about beer when I started at Jackie O’s, but as I learned more about beer at work, and chemical engineering in school, I became interested in beer science and production. Graduation timed out well with Jackie O’s expansion, and my dream of being a beer scientist came true in 2015. #noragrets
Hanging out with my dog and cat, hiking, gardening, swimming, camping, cooking.
Art had been pestering me for several years to join the Jackie O’s team. But, it wasn’t the right fit at the time, and I wasn’t sold on making a move to Athens from Cleveland. Then, in late 2013, Jackie O’s had grown to the point of needing a Human Resources Manager, and I was beyond ready to shake things up in my life. The position was an ideal match for my background in management with an emphasis on Human Resources. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect.
Long walks with Shiloh, Director of Barketing; Arrested Development; indulgent self care; sarcasm; being outside soaking up the sun; crushing cardio and sweating out the toxicity of life; Notre Dame Football