- Venegoni Distributing, Inc.Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Division Manager, 2011 - present
- beerphilosopher.comBeer writer, consultant, blogger, homebrewer, present
- Drink Wisely LLC
- The Southern Illinoisan, Lee Enterprises
- Clear Channel Radio
- Warrior's Academy of Martial Arts
- Buzz (current)
I'm a 40-ish interactive media professional by day and reside in southern Illinois. When I'm not knee deep in new media project development and sales management, I spend a considerable amount of my time talking, writing and educating about my passion - craft beer. I have been a devoted fan and proponent of craft and specialty beer for over 15 years and have garnered a considerable amount of industry experience I apply to all of my beer-related endeavors.
I document my passion regularly under the moniker "the Beer Philosopher" on www.beerphilosopher.com.
I am also a blog personality and writer for Beer Connoisseur Magazine - www.beerconnoisseur.com.
I also serve as an independent craft and specialty beer consultant for several retail and restaurant establishments, including Kindling Spirits.
I am also the founder of a comprehensive social network of over 2,500 members, to date, dedicated to craft and specialty beer called the Aleuminati - the (not so) secret society of better beer drinkers.
You can find The Aleuminati at www.aleuminati.com.
I am a member of the American Homebrewers Association, a Certified Beer Server through the Cicerone Certification Program and a home brewer of questionable talent.
Interactive media marketing and monetization, event marketing and promotions, brand positioning, Host and consultant for beer-related events such as beer dinners and on-site tasting events, as well as consultant for serving procedures, brand and style standards, glassware selection and general beer retailing.
- Southern Illinois University
- Veritas Theological Seminary
- John A. Logan College
- St. Andrews Catholic School